The Commodores now have two conference wins under their belt, and they’ve got two more conference games to go until the conclusion of their season.
Both Vanderbilt’s offense and defense have improved drastically this season, and now that the quarterback situation is closer to having a solution in freshman Kyle Shurmur, the future of the Commodores is looking much brighter.
Texas A&M and Tennessee are next up on the schedule, and after the way Vanderbilt has played against SEC opponents within the past month, it could have a shot of competing with (if not beating) a top-tier team once again under coach Derek Mason’s leadership.
Here are three things to know:
- Vanderbilt’s trick play that fooled Kentucky and turned into a touchdown has received loads of attention. The Tennessean’s Adam Sparks wrote about the “Sneaky Pete” play that fooled Vanderbilt’s defense in practice before working against Kentucky’s defense in a live game situation.
- ESPN.com’s Kevin Gemmell praised Vanderbilt’s defense for its performance against Kentucky. The Commodores forced three turnovers, which turned into 14 points.
- The Commodores have received a lot of hype for the men’s basketball team lately, but the women’s basketball team won their 10th straight season opener by beating Mississippi Valley State by 50 points.
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