September 28, 2013

Previewing Vanderbilt vs. UAB

Vanderbilt (2-2) hosts Alabama-Birmingham (1-2) on Saturday for a game that kicks off at Vanderbilt Stadium at 6:00 pm. As of Friday night, the Commodores are 21-point favorites in a game that will be televised by FSN. Here's a detailed break-down on how the teams match up.

Injuries

As usual, Vanderbilt will not address injuries, but starting middle linebacker Chase Garnham continues to be off the depth chart and is not expected to play tomorrow. Other than that, there are no other known injuries to report.

When Vanderbilt runs:

Four games into the season, Vanderbilt's run game remains a big question mark. The Commodores rank at or near the bottom in total offense in the SEC, and that is due to its anemic and unremarkable run attack.

Three backs have rotated for much of the year, but the week had some drama of its own when sophomore speedster Brian Kimbrow used Twitter to voice his extreme displeasure with not getting into the UMass game. Kimbrow has since apologized, but it waits to be seen how much he sees the field tomorrow.


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