Alabama and Vanderbilt are set to square off in Bryant-Denny Stadium for a Week 4 matchup that features the undefeated Crimson Tide and a 3-1 Commodores team.
The last time these two programs faced off was during the 2017 season and a young Tua Tagovailoa made his college football debut. That game ended with a final score of 59-0. Alabama went on to win the College Football Playoff national championship.
Before Vanderbilt makes its way south to Tuscaloosa, there are a few players that Crimson Tide fans should get familiar with.
Here are five Vanderbilt Commodores that you need to know before the Week 4 matchup.
AJ Swann and Mike Wright (QBs)
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
AJ Swann and Mike Wright are both quarterbacks for the Commodores. Which one will Alabama see, or potentially see more of? Who knows. However, they both share similar passing statistics, with Swann being slightly more effective on per-completion statistics. That being said, Wright comes in at second on the leaderboard for rushing yards. He has 32 attempts for 264 yards and four touchdowns. Given Alabama’s lack of success against quarterbacks that can escape the pocket and take off, Wright could be an issue for the Crimson Tide defense.
Ray Davis (RB)
Alan Poizner-The Tennessean
Davis leads Vanderbilt in rushing yards and ranks No. 3 in receiving yards. On 65 attempts, he has 362 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground. He has also reeled in 12 passes for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Will Sheppard (WR)
(Photo by Carly Mackler/Getty Images)
There is a clear favorite in the wide receiver room at Vanderbilt. Will Sheppard has reeled in 23 passes, while the next-highest number is 16. Sheppard averages over 13 yards per reception and leads the team in receiving yards with 313 and touchdowns with seven.
Anfernee Orji (LB)
George Walker IV /…
Source link : https://sports.yahoo.com/5-players-vanderbilt-every-alabama-201554135.html?src=rss
Author : Roll Tide Wire
Publish date : 2022-09-21 20:15:54
Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.