Kentucky-Vanderbilt football: Pregame notes and observations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kentucky is looking for win No. 7 at Vanderbilt on Saturday afternoon. The Cats and Commodores kick off at 4 p.m. ET.

It’s a perfect day in Nashville. Here’s video of the Cat Walk.

WATCH: Cat Walk from Nashville. Kentucky and Vanderbilt kick off at 4 p.m. ET.

Posted by Kentucky Wildcats – SEC Country on Saturday, November 11, 2017

A few things to watch for today:

  • Benny Snell needs 103 rushing yards to become the first player in Kentucky history to rush for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons.
  • Snell, just a sophomore, can also become Kentucky’s all-time leader in rushing touchdowns. He needs two rushing touchdowns to pass Moe Williams’ and Sonny Collins’ record of 26 rushing touchdowns.
  • Kentucky is looking to improve its record to 7-3 and 4-3 in SEC play. Vanderbilt is looking for its first conference win.
  • What will Kentucky’s pass defense look like? Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur has thrown 20 touchdowns to just three interceptions and could pose a problem for the Cats.

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Injury notes:

  • Kentucky linebacker Jordan Jones has his left shoulder wrapped up in pregame warmups. He’s out on the field throwing passes and looks to be fine.

Uniform update:

Kentucky is going all blue from head to toe. It’s a rare look, especially for a road game.

Vanderbilt is wearing special “Salute to Service” uniforms.

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