No. 11 Georgia hopes to avoid upset against 0-8 Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt (0-8, 0-8 SEC) at No. 11 Georgia (6-2, 6-2 SEC, No. 8 CFP), Saturday at 4 p.m. EST (SEC Network).

Line: Georgia by 35 1/2.

Series record: Georgia leads 58-20-2.

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Georgia will try to protect its hopes for a New Year’s Six bowl game. Vanderbilt will be playing for its first win of the season after coach Derek Mason was fired. Offensive coordinator Todd Fitch will serve as the Commodores’ interim coach.

KEY MATCHUP

Georgia secondary vs. Vanderbilt wide receiver Cam Johnson. Johnson, a junior, has 40 receptions since Oct. 25, the most among all FBS players. Johnson ranks fifth in the SEC with 49 catches this season. Georgia leads the SEC with 23 sacks but the secondary has been without senior safety Richard LeCounte the last three games following a motorcycle accident.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Vanderbilt: QB Ken Seals has set the Commodores’ freshman record with 1,689 yards passing. Seals is the nation’s only true freshman to throw for at least 300 yards in three games this season.

Georgia: RB James Cook led a productive rushing attack with a career-high 102 yards and two touchdowns in last week’s 45-16 win at South Carolina. The Bulldogs ran for a season-high 332 yards in the win.

FACTS & FIGURES

One week after becoming the first woman to play in a Power Five conference football game when she kicked off for Vanderbilt to start the second half at Missouri, Sarah Fuller will be with the team again. Ryley Guay, who made 9 of 11 field goals last season, could rejoin the roster. He’s currently in medical school. … Vanderbilt has never had a winless season. … The Commodores have lost 10 straight road games and 12 straight SEC games. … Georgia’s home record in the rivalry is 30-7. The Bulldogs’ last loss to Vanderbilt came in 2016, Kirby Smart’s first season as coach. … QB JT Daniels, the Southern Cal transfer who threw for 401 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-24 win over Mississippi State on Nov. 21, is expected to make his third start for Georgia. … Daniels has completed 11 of 12 passes for 150 yards and four TDs on third down. … Georgia’s Jake Camarda’s 47.8 yards per punt ranks third in the nation.

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