Vanderbilt @ No. 20 Florida
Current Records: Vanderbilt 2-3; Florida 3-2
What to Know
The Florida Gators are 6-0 against the Vanderbilt Commodores since November of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. Florida and Vanderbilt will face off in an SEC battle at noon ET at Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The Commodores should still be riding high after a victory, while Florida will be looking to get back in the win column.
Florida was hampered by 110 penalty yards against the Kentucky Wildcats last week. Florida fell to UK 20-13. No one had a standout game offensively for the Gators, but they got one touchdown from WR Ja’Quavion Fraziars.
Meanwhile, Vanderbilt came out on top in a nail-biter against the Connecticut Huskies last week, sneaking past 30-28. The overall outcome was to be expected, but UConn made it more of a contest than the oddsmakers had predicted. Vanderbilt’s WR Will Sheppard was one of the most active players for the squad, catching eight passes for two TDs and 119 yards. That receiving effort made it the first game that Sheppard has posted more than 100 yards receiving.
Special teams collected 12 points for Vanderbilt. K Joseph Bulovas delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
This next matchup looks promising for Florida, who are favored by a full 39 points. Those burned by picking them against the spread last week might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
The Gators are now 3-2 while the Commodores sit at a mirror-image 2-3. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: Florida is stumbling into the game with the 221st most thrown interceptions in the nation, having thrown six on the season. Vanderbilt is completely their equal: they are 221st worst in the nation in thrown interceptions, having thrown six on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium — Gainesville, Florida
- TV: SEC Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $19.00
The Gators are a big 39-point favorite against the Commodores, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 39-point spread, and stayed right there.
Florida have won all of the games they’ve played against Vanderbilt in the last seven years.
- Nov 21, 2020 – Florida 38 vs. Vanderbilt 17
- Nov 09, 2019 – Florida 56 vs. Vanderbilt 0
- Oct 13, 2018 – Florida 37 vs. Vanderbilt 27
- Sep 30, 2017 – Florida 38 vs. Vanderbilt 24
- Oct 01, 2016 – Florida 13 vs. Vanderbilt 6
- Nov 07, 2015 – Florida 9 vs. Vanderbilt 7