Vanderbilt Prediction: What’s Going To Happen
The offense should be a wee bit more balanced this season, but QB Kyle Shurmur and the passing attack should keep doing more. That should be just enough to get past home games against Middle Tennessee and Nevada, and with a layup against Tennessee State to close out September, the Commodores need to be at least 3-2 to start.
The schedule is about as easy as can be asked for in the SEC – no Alabama, no LSU, no Auburn – but some of the key games they need to win against mediocre teams are on the road. That’s a problem.
The Commodores should be just good enough to get to five wins again, but they won’t get that upset to get over the top to go bowling.
Guessing The Preseason Regular Season Win Total Will Be Set At … 5.5
Assume an upset somewhere along the way as Vanderbilt goes Vanderbilt against a Florida or a South Carolina, but the opener against Middle Tennessee isn’t a sure thing, and the road stretch against Kentucky, Arkansas and Missouri should be more of a problem than it looks on paper.