Vanderbilt vs. East Tennessee State Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

Vanderbilt vs. East Tennessee State Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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Vanderbilt vs. East Tennessee State Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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Vanderbilt vs. East Tennessee State fearless prediction and game preview.


Vanderbilt vs. East Tennessee State Broadcast

Date: Saturday, November 23
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN
Network: SEC Alternative

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Vanderbilt (2-8) vs. East Tennessee State (3-8) Game Preview

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Why East Tennessee State Will Win

Vanderbilt is really, really bad at throwing the football.

It has a few decent receivers, it has options at quarterback – at least, it has players with experience – but it’s really, really not working.

The Commodores haven’t thrown for more than 90 yards in any of the last three games – averaging fewer than four yards per pass in them. This isn’t an offense that’s going to go off for 50 points – it doesn’t have the ability.

The Bucs have a decent enough offensive line to not get destroyed, and the defense has a few playmakers – S Artevius Smith is a problem – for a secondary that doesn’t get torched. But …

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Why Vanderbilt Will Win

The Bucs aren’t able to handle close games.

They can’t bust off big pass plays, they don’t move the offense in critical times, and they don’t move the chains well enough. They’re not struggling like the Vanderbilt offense is, but they’re not scoring in bunches and they don’t have anything they can consistently rely on in a game like this.

They can run the ball a bit – Quay Holmes has already hit the 1,100 yard mark – but the points are consistently coming.

They’ve been outscored 89-62 in the fourth quarter, and lost their two overtime battles. They’ve dropped seven games by seven points or fewer, and Vanderbilt needs to get out fast.

There’s not much of an ETSU passing game to worry about. Swarm around Holmes an the running game, and all should be fine.

What’s Going To Happen

Don’t be fooled by the 3-8 record. ETSU is just dangerous enough to give a punchless Vanderbilt team problems.

The Commodore running game will work for close to 250 yards, the defense will keep the Bucs down on third downs, and it’ll be a third win on the season. It might not be beautiful, but it’s a win.


Vanderbilt vs. East Tennessee State Prediction, Line

Vanderbilt 40, East Tennessee State 13
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