Through 1 Quarter
The Stanford Cardinal are ahead after one, as expected, but they’ll have to keep working the rest of the way. They have jumped out to a quick 14-7 lead against the Vanderbilt Commodores. The Cardinal have been led by RB Austin Jones, who so far has picked up 71 yards on the ground on three carries.
Stanford has been riding high on the performance of Jones, who has picked up 71 yards on the ground on three carries. Jones hadn’t helped his team much against the USC Trojans last week, so this is a nice turnaround for him.
Stanford and Vanderbilt came into this matchup with previous-game wins. We’ll see if Stanford can maintain their lead to polish off another victory and cancel out Vanderbilt’s positive energy.
Stanford @ Vanderbilt
Current Records: Stanford 1-1; Vanderbilt 1-1
What to Know
If the oddsmakers’ predictions hold true, the near future looks bright for the Stanford Cardinal. They are staying on the road Saturday to face off against the Vanderbilt Commodores at 8 p.m. ET Sept. 18 at Vanderbilt Stadium. Stanford won’t have the home-field advantage, but they do enjoy a 13-point advantage in the spread.
The Cardinal beat the USC Trojans 42-28 last week. Stanford can attribute much of their success to RB Nathaniel Peat, who rushed for one TD and 115 yards on six carries, and QB Tanner McKee, who passed for two TDs and 234 yards on 22 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown. That touchdown — an 87-yard rush in the first quarter — was one of the highlights of the contest.
Meanwhile, Vanderbilt sure made it a nail-biter, but they managed to escape with a 24-21 victory over the Colorado State Rams last week. No one had a standout game offensively for Vanderbilt, but they got scores from WR Chris Pierce Jr. and WR Cam Johnson. Seals had some trouble finding his footing against the ETSU Buccaneers two weeks ago, so this was a step in the right direction.
Their wins lifted both teams to an identical 1-1. Watch the matchup and check back on CBS Sports to find out who keeps up the positive energy and who hits a stumbling block.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Vanderbilt Stadium — Nashville, Tennessee
- TV: ESPN University
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Cardinal are a big 13-point favorite against the Commodores, according to the latest college football odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Cardinal, as the game opened with the Cardinal as an 11-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.