Vanderbilt Football 2016 SEC East Prediction: 6th

With Spring Practice in full swing, I make my annual SEC predictions for the upcoming 2016 football season.

The Vanderbilt football team was a complete disaster in 2014. The team lost and lost bad to just about every team they played. Not much was expected of the 2015 team. But the defense for the Commodores played really well, and almost pulled a few big upsets and grabbed a couple of wins no one saw coming. Will it be any better in 2016? Probably not, but you never know.

OpponentHome or AwayPredicted OutcomeWinsLossesSEC WinsSEC Losses
South Carolina GamecocksHomeWin11
Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersHomeWin2
Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsAwayWin3
Western Kentucky HilltoppersAwayWin4
Florida GatorsHomeLoss11
Kentucky WildcatsAwayLoss22
Georgia BulldogsAwayLoss33
Tennessee State TigersHomeWin5
Auburn TigersAwayLoss44
Missouri TigersAwayLoss55
Ole Miss RebelsHomeLoss66
Tennessee VolsHomeLoss77
Overall 5-7, SEC 1-7

I think 2016 for the Vanderbilt football team will look a lot like the 2014 and 2015 seasons did for the Kentucky Wildcats. The Commodores get off to a hot start and then they run in to the teeth of their schedule and everything goes to pot.

I’m being slightly bold by picking the Vanderbilt football team to go into Atlanta and get a win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. If they can pull that game off, seven wins isn’t out of the question for Vandy.

If the Commodores can find a way to go into Missouri and Kentucky and pull off road wins, then there is certainly a possibility for this team to get to a bowl and be better off than what I have indicated here.

The tale of the tape for the Vanderbilt football team will be if they can get enough from their offense to get them enough wins to go bowling. i don’t think they will, but if the defense holds up like it did a season ago, they won’t need very much to get there.