Mike Bobo (OC) – If you liked what you saw against Kentucky, you’re going to love what you’ll see against Vandy. Yes, every game is different, but last week looked like a turning point for this Georgia offense. A switch has been flipped, and now it feels like Mike Bobo and Carson Beck are really getting a handle on things in both of their first years. Statistically, the Vanderbilt defense isn’t the best, and neither is their offense. So, there shouldn’t be much keeping Bobo from putting up another impressive game in the stat column.
Oscar Delp (TE #4) – Being a second string to Brock Bowers makes seeing the field difficult, but scoring a touchdown in meaningful time (2nd quarter) against a ranked SEC opponent definitely can’t hurt your chances. Sophomore Oscar Delp has been a name to keep up with since before even committing to Georgia and should remain a player to keep an eye out for as Georgia heads to Nashville to take on the academically elite Vanderbilt Commodores. Dawgs should have their way which means Delp should have a day.
Cash Jones (RB #32) – Now that there’s some depth returning to the running back room—i.e., Kendall Milton being back—Cash Jones should have the opportunity to see more gimmicky pass-catching opportunities that Dillon Bell was getting prior to Milton’s return. And although Coach Smart preaches that you can’t underestimate going on the road against an SEC opponent, looking historically, Jones should be able to see the field sooner rather than later; Georgia has won by an average of 40 points over the last five meetups between these two teams.
Dominic Lovett (WR #6) – Vanderbilt has allowed the third most passing yards in the SEC through seven games this season. This should be a prime opportunity for Carson Beck and, in turn, Dominic Lovett to have a good day through the air. In just his first year with the team, Lovett is already the Dawgs’ fourth most productive receiver, with 22 receptions for 210 yards, but he has yet to find the end zone. Maybe he’ll finally cash in against the Commodores.
CJ Allen (LB #33) – A true freshman getting meaningful playing time at inside linebacker for the University of Georgia under Glenn Schumann is definitely something worth mentioning. Add to that the fact that he’s one of the Dawgs’ top-10 tacklers, and you’ve got yourself a player in CJ Allen. Being in the bottom five of SEC offenses (in terms of yards), Vanderbilt should be one of Georgia’s more predictable games this season. If that’s the case, Allen should get plenty of opportunities to show what he’s got.
Julian Humphrey (DB #12) – Although the ‘Dores rank around the middle of the SEC in terms of passing yards per game, they’re actually second to last in the conference when it comes to completion percentage, only managing to complete 55.8% of their throws. With Julian Humphrey constantly competing against Daylen Everette for that CB2 spot, Vanderbilt’s lack of ability in passing may give Humphrey a nice, low-pressure situation to succeed.
Dan Jackson (S #17) – In terms of points allowed, the Vanderbilt Commodores have the worst defense in the conference, averaging about 34 points allowed per game. This means there’s a Vandy offense on the other side of the ball that will be fighting to keep up and make up for it. Vandy’s going to have to throw the ball a lot to stay in this game. That should mean the Georgia defense will respond with plenty of dime packages, giving Dan Jackson plenty of opportunities to shine.
Georgia’s 2008 Southeastern Conference championship baseball team clinched the league title (in Week 9 of 10) by taking two of three against Vanderbilt at Hawkins Field in Nashville.
In the highest scoring game ever between Georgia & Vandy, the Dogs of 1984 prevailed 62-35 with quarterback David Dukes & fullback Andre “Pulpwood” Smith shining in the victory.
All-American guard Kelly Miller delivered one of her most memorable moments, hitting a three at the buzzer to win the 2001 SEC Tournament final over Vandy at the Pyramid in Memphis.