Vanderbilt Great Ralph Webb Faces Tigers on Senior Day Saturday

USA Today

Thank You to Our Sponsors

By Russell Lorentz, Vandy Insider

Vanderbilt Game Preview

Vanderbilt Commodores (4-6, 0-6 SEC) vs. Missouri (5-5, 2-4 SEC)

Line: Missouri -8.5

When:  Saturday, November 18th, 2017 – 6:30 p.m., SEC Network

Site: Vanderbilt Stadium – Nashville Tenn.

The Vanderbilt Commodores (4-6, 0-6 SEC) look to recreate the magic in their final two contests in 2017 as the ‘Dores eye a bowl berth, despite a rather disappointing season to this point. The Commodores rallied together two straight wins in route to a matchup with NC State in the Camping World Independence Bowl last season.

Drew Lock and Missouri’s hot offense come to Nashville as the Tigers (5-5, 2-4 SEC) look to secure a trip to a bowl game after a rough beginning to their season, with a 1-5 start.

The Commodores will recognize 20 seniors on Saturday, including: Ralph Webb, Jay Woods, Nifae Lealeo, Caleb Scott, Trent Sherfield, C.J Duncan, Ryan White, Emmanuel Smith, Tre’ Herndon, and Oren Burks.

The decorated 2013 senior class experienced multiple bowl trips under James Franklin, along with current Head Coach Derek Mason.

Ralph Webb leaves as Vanderbilt’s all-time leading rusher, (3,960) and has a chance to break into the top 10 in SEC history on Saturday, Webb sits 10th all-time. The senior already holds the school record for touchdowns (29) with Senior Day looming. Webb caps his regular season with a trip to Knoxville to face in-state rival Tennessee on Oct. 25.

How Vandy Wins:

  •  Feed Ralph Webb: Webb steps on Vanderbilt Stadium turf one last time as he looks for a memorable performance. Missouri surrenders 177.8 on the ground per game, god for 81st in the country.
  • Defense: The Commodores need to hit their stride against a booming Missouri offense for bowl hopes in the final two game stretch recapturing magic from the conclusion of the 2016 season.

 How Missouri Wins:

  • Keep Vandy Guessing: Drew Lock leads the nation in passing touchdowns (35) while Ish Witter leads the charge for a revamped running attack.
  • Keep Vandy Off Schedule: Vanderbilt is a run first team with Ralph Webb, using the pass as a byproduct despite renewed success through the air with a multitude of weapons as Wide Reciever Kalija Lipscomb leads the way. Keep Vandy from manageable third down distances offensively.

Offers for you

Support our publication by shopping here

Improve Your Heart Health with All-Natural Soltea Daily Supplement – Click Now to Save 25% Off Your First Order
All-Natural Heart Health Supplement – Save 25% Now
Coding for kids! Introducing programming games for the next generation. Get your kids coding today.
Start with a free trial.
Acorns helps you grow your money. Take control with all-in-one investment, retirement, checking and more.
Get a $5 bonus when you sign up.
Overcome your credit card debt with Tally. Consolidate and save money while you pay it down.
Get started with Tally today.
Know your spending habits, anticipate overdrafts, and get up to $250. Only takes 2 minutes. No credit check.
Get your finances on track.
Lower your bills and stay on top of your financial life with Truebil, the app that helps you save every day.
Take control & start saving money!
The easiest way to compare and save on home and auto insurance. Match coverage, compare rates and save.
Find hundreds in savings now!
Grow Credit
Grow Credit is a free Mastercard you can use to pay your subscriptions while you build credit.
Start building your credit today!