The Gators have won 22 straight meetings with the Commodores. But under third-year coach James Franklin, Vanderbilt is no longer the SEC pushover it used to be. The school complied 15 wins the past two seasons, including nine victories in 2012.
The Gators (4-3, 3-2 SEC) have scored one offensive touchdown in two games - losses at LSU and Missouri - and enter this weekend's matchup with Georgia searching for answers on both sides of the ball.
Florida hopes to find some by moving freshman tailback Kelvin Taylor into the starting lineup this week against Georgia.
The Commodores (4-4, 1-4) ultimately could stand between the Gators and the six-win threshold needed to qualify for a bowl game. But Vanderbilt has its own problems as it enters an open week. The Commodores upset Georgia 31-27 two weeks ago, but sandwichd the win with losses Missouri and Texas A&M, which each scored more than 50 points.
The Gators beat the Commodores 26-21 in 2011, coach Will Muschamp's first season at UF. In 2012, Florida pulled away from Vandy in the fourth quarter behind the running of Jeff Driskel. He finished with 177 rushing yards - a school record for a quarterback - and three touchdowns.