If we're going to bash Vanderbilt for having a total offense, passing offense and run defense ranked in triple digits nationally after playing nationally ranked teams, then we need to celebrate Vandy for dramatically improving in all those statistical areas after playing the kind of crappy non-conference teams that Kentucky and Florida and everybody else uses to pad their stats.
So today, after its 52-6 victory over EMU, Vandy has the nation's No. 79 offense — ahead of LSU (87), Florida (96) and Tennessee (97).
Oh, and Larry Smith is no longer the nation's 98th most efficient passer. He's No. 75.
And Vandy's passing offense is no longer No. 111. It's No. 91, its best ranking in the past four years.
And our run defense is no longer No. 105. It's No. 79.