Vanderbilt Commodores facing must win in Commonwealth

jordanrodgers-vanderbiltfootballThe Vanderbilt Commodores are a 4-4 team that need to find their way to two more victories this year if they have dreams of going to a bowl game. On the other side of the field on Saturday afternoon is going to be the Kentucky Wildcats, who are just 1-8 and really look like they are just dead in the water.

It’s not all that often that the Commodores are favored on the college football odds on the road, but they are laying a touchdown against easily the worst team in the SEC this year.

Kentucky knows that it is really just playing out the string at this point. Head Coach Joker Phillips is almost certainly going to be fired at the end of another unsuccessful season, and the time is here to see what the future of football here in Lexington will look like. That’s why QB Jalen Whitlow is essentially being thrown to the wolves as a starter as a freshman at this point. Whitlow has thrown for just 444 yards, and he has one touchdown pass against two picks thus far early in his career. Read more…