Florida-Vanderbilt Preview Capsule

No. 4 Florida (5-0, 4-0) vs. Vanderbilt (2-3, 1-2), 6 p.m. (ESPNU)

Line: Florida by 9.

Series Record: Florida leads 34-9-2.


Florida wraps up its last road game outside the Sunshine State and can turn its attention to consecutive Eastern Division showdowns with No. 3 South Carolina on Oct. 20 at the Swamp followed by Georgia in Jacksonville. Vanderbilt has not beaten a ranked opponent since 2008.


Florida RB Mike Gillislee versus the Vanderbilt defensive line. Gillislee leads the SEC averaging 109.6 yards rushing per game and had a career-high 146 yards in last week's win over LSU. The Commodores are giving up 179 yard rushing per game.


Florida: QB Jeff Driskel. The sophomore has taken over the job at quarterback and helped the Gators win three games after trailing at halftime. He is completing 69.2 percent of his passes and has thrown for 759 yards with four touchdowns with only one interception. He's also a threat to run, averaging 29.8 yards a game.

Vanderbilt: QB Jordan Rodgers. The senior benched against Presbyterian seems to have won back the starting job the last two games. He ranks seventh in the SEC averaging 216.8 yards total offense per game.


The Gators have won 21 straight in this series. ... Florida is the only FBS team that has not allowed a point in the fourth quarter and is outscoring opponents 41-0 in the final 15 minutes. ... The Gators also have not given up a TD in two straight games. ... This is the highest ranking for Florida since the 2010 preseason poll. ... The Gators have rallied to win three times in four SEC games. ... Florida has allowed 17 sacks but is averaging 35 minutes, 19 seconds possession each game. ... Vanderbilt is coming off its first SEC road win since 2010. ... Florida is the third top-10 team Vanderbilt has played in the first six games. ... Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews leads the SEC averaging seven catches per game and is second in the league with 97.2 yards receiving per game. ... Matthews and Chris Boyd are the SEC's top receiving duo averaging 170.8 yards per game. ... The Commodores have started 10 players all five games. ... Vandy RB Zac Stacy ran a career-high 29 times against Missouri and also completed a 24-yard pass in that game.