Things, they could be better.
One of the few bright spots for Vanderbilt early this season was RB Re’Mahn Davis. The Temple transfer had carried the ball 44 times for 211 yards through three games, including a 12-carry, 76-yard performance against Stanford on Saturday night, scoring his first touchdown of the season.
Per his Instagram, his season is now over. Davis left the game in the second quarter and briefly returned, but wasn’t seen at all in the second half and now we know why.
With the loss of Davis, Vanderbilt’s running back room is extremely thin. It’s sophomore Rocko Griffin (who had a good game against Stanford), true freshman Patrick Smith, and true freshman James Ziglor — who was recruited to play defensive back. Another true freshman, Dylan Betts-Pauley, hasn’t seen the field (and it’s maybe saying something that the staff put in Ziglor ahead of him late in Saturday’s game.)
The good news, to the extent that it can be classified as such, is that Davis will be eligible for a redshirt having only played in three games this season. But that’s maybe a small silver lining.