Game of the Week: Auburn at Vanderbilt
To get to 5-0 -- and hold on to those fans who are probably still just coming for curiosity's sake -- the 'Dores will have to defeat a team they haven't beaten since
Will the 'Dores be able to handle the hype and the distractions that come with being firmly in the spotlight? Expect coach
After five weeks and a 4-1 start,
"One day, we'll have the talent that we can say, 'Well, we'll run 100 percent of what Tony likes to run,'" Tuberville told the Mobile
The Tigers showed changes against Tennessee, running an I-formation and lining wide receiver
One spot where we shouldn't expect changes, at least for now, is at QB.
While the Tigers' defense is more stifling, the 'Dores have won by being opportunistic and aggressive. Vandy is tied for the national lead with 11 interceptions (safety
The group has bent -- it ranks 73rd in total defense and has given up an SEC-high 364 yards a game -- but doesn't break when it matters. It's the SEC's best red-zone D and has given up just six TDs. Vandy has also gotten better as the game wears on: In its last two games (against Ole Miss and Rice), it hasn't allowed any second-half points and, on the season, has only given up one TD and a field goal after halftime.
"I was just blown away by their front seven and their ability to get off blocks, their quickness and the unbelievable amount of toughness and swagger. Those kids really buy in and believe in what they're doing.
"We thought [tackle
"When you're searching to find a 4-yard run play, that's a very difficult thing. You have to get creative. When we had success we were throwing the ball quick, throwing the ball into the flats. They're a Cover 3 team, so you have to throw the hitch ... those simple things just to use your quick game as your running game instead of running the ball against them and muscle up inside with them. You don't want to drop back and drop-back pass protect against them, even though they're a Cover 3 team, we felt like we couldn't hold our blocks and get [the pass] off."