It doesn't get any more difficult than this.
The Florida Gators have defeated their last three opponents by a combined score of 163-36. That's an average of 54-12. An average margin of victory of 42 points. Six touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Vanderbilt has lost its last three games by a combined score of 35-51, averaging just under 12 points per game.
And against an inferior Duke team last week, the Commodores could only muster 7 measly points in a fluke-pass downfield that caught the Blue Devil secondary off guard in the fourth quarter.
There's no question about it: the Commodores, and their lately-named starting quarterback Mackenzi Adams, are facing a giant wearing Orange and Blue this Saturday, led by superhero and Heisman-winner Tim Tebow.
For Florida, only Vanderbilt and South Carolina stand in the way of a perfect season in the SEC East. For Vanderbilt, Florida is the fourth opportunity in as many games to pick up their first "sixth" win in 26 years, and maintain a piece of the lead in the Eastern division.
It's hard to imagine a more difficult scenario for Bobby Johnson, Ted Cain, and Bruce Fowler.
How does one overcome the tremendous sense of letdown and despair that has returned to this program with a vengeance since the devastating loss to Duke at Homecoming?
How does one use the 117th best offense among the 119 Division I schools to beat a team that is averaging 54 points against three SEC defenses?
How does one hope to defeat a team peaking and looking forward to possible national championship hopes when one's own team's once-certain hopes for its first non-losing season in decades seem to be slowly fading into a mirage-like daydream?
Only the Commodores know for sure what they're preparing for Urban Meyer and his Florida Gators when they swarm into Nashville. But one thing's for sure: if the Commodores manage to beat the Gators, no one's going to be talking about the ever-escaping sixth win.
Because it will take a second Music City Miracle for Vanderbilt's shepherd with a sling to defeat Florida's giant with a Heisman.