Vanderbilt faces another top 10 opponent coming off of its bye week. The number 9 team in the country Ole Miss comes to Nashville to face the Commodores. The Rebels are coming off of a big win last week, after beating Kentucky last week. The Commodores are looking for their first SEC win in 3 years. They are about as healthy as they have been at any point this season, with RB Rocko Griffin, WR Quincy Skinner, OL Xavier Castillo and Ben Cox, and DB Jaylen Mahoney.
Here are some keys to victory if the ‘Dores want to pull off the upset:
- Get off to a fast start. They cannot afford to play catch up against an offense of Ole Miss’ caliber.
- Win the time of possession battle. Knowing how explosive of an offense Kiffin has, it is important to keep the ball for as long as possible.
- Win the turnover battle. Ole Miss QB Jaxson Dart will make mistakes if you force him to do so. We also cannot afford to turn the ball over on offense, wasting possessions and giving Ole Miss great field position.