How the Vols scored against Vandy
By Marcus Fitzsimmons | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
At Vanderbilt Stadium
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY COMMODORES 41,
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS 18
VOLS 0 10 0 8 — 18
VANDY 3 10 21 7 — 41
VU 12:17 - Carey Spears 19 field goal
Zac Stacy made UT’s defense look as bad as everyone has said it is, going 72 yards on a dump pass on the ’Dores’ first play. The UT defense made Vandy kick with good run defense, and Spears tied the VU record with his 16th field goal of the season.
76 yds | 5 plays | 2:43 | VU 3-0
VOLS 10:47 - Zach Rogers 14 pass from Tyler Bray (Michael Palardy kick)
Tennessee broke out its first major drive with a Johnny Majors start, running the ball four straight times with Marlin Lane ripping off runs of 9, 9 and 11 before the passing game got cute. An apparent touchdown was called back for two fouls on the Vols, but Vanderbilt drew yellow displeasure of its own for pass interference. Lane got UT inside the 15 before Rogers left the secondary looking foolish with a combination head fake and eyes in the backfield.
59 yards | 7 plays | 2:02 | Vols 7-3
VU 6:56 Spears 27 fied goal
UT had its own pass interference call in the end zone after Vandy got a turnover off Bray. The throw was tipped by Rob Lohr and picked by defensive end Johnell Thomas. The Dores didn’t get six, but Spear set Vandy’s new single season record with his 17th of the year and the 19th field goal and the 376th point allowed by UT.
29 yards | 8 plays | 2:44 | Vols 7-6
VU 3:12 - Chris Boyd 11 pass from Jordan Rodgers (Spear kick)
The ’Dores took over the lead as Andre Hal picked off a Bray pass behind Patterson and raced back the other way and was ruled down on review at the 17. Boyd managed to tip, tip then grab the ball before he ran out of real estate in the end zone to put Vandy ahead.
3 plays | 17 yards | 1:20 | VU 13-7
VOLS :14 - Palardy 28 field goal
Tennessee moved down the field to reply to Vandy’s score before the half. Justin Hunter made a solid grab to get UT to the 25 but three plays later missed a grab in the end zone. After a timeout, UT decided to go with Palardy as the surer option between kick or another try at the black stars in the end zone.
51 yards | 10 plays | 2:58 | VU 13-10
VU 12:17 — Matthews 47 run (Ryan Fowler kick)
Matthews took the end around and burned the Tennessee defense untouched up the right side as the Vols surrendered their league-worst 48th touchdown of the season as Vandy pushed the points against total on defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri to 390.
85 yards | 3 plays | 1:19 | VU 20-10
VU 10:10 - Kris Kentara 3 pass from Wesley Tate (Spear kick)
Hal’s second pick of the night went all the way back to the UT 4, so it was hard to put these points against the defense. Tate went Tebow jump pass as the gimmick continues to spread across the game like the next Sham-Wow late night infomercial.
4 yards | 2 plays | 1:05 | VU 27-10
VU 1:54 - Zac Stacy 10 run (Fowler kick)
Stacy’s new school record with his 27th career rushing touchdown was the rather ominous 50th score surrendered by UT this season. Vanderbilt didn’t let a score being negated by penalty stop them this time.
59 yards | 11 plays | 4:53 | VU 34-10
VU 9:52 - Matthews 71 pass from Jordan Rogers (Fowler kick)
Vanderbilt took the score to the level not reached since before Bob Neyland became a general, much less The General. The only question left was how much orange would remain in the stands by game end and if anyone would be allowed a cell phone camera in a locker room after this game.
78 yards | 3 plays | 1:26 | VU 41-10
VOLS 6:15 - Patterson 81 punt return (Lane run)
First Downs 19 15
Rushes-Yds 33-149 40-194
Passing Yds 154 248
Cmp-Att-Int 19-41-3 14-28-1
Plays-Tot Off 74-303 68-442
Third Down 2-15 5-16
Fourth Down 0-3 0-0
Red Zone 2-2 5-7
Punts 7-43.6 7-47.4
Penalties 9-64 12-90