At Neyland Stadium

Vandy .. 3 .. 0 .. 0 .. 7 .. — 10

VOLS .. 7 .. 14 .. 0 .. 7 .. — 28

FIRST QUARTER

Vandy 12:38 — Ryley Guay 41 FG

4 plays, 8 yards, 1:52

The Commodores began with great field position on the Tennessee 41-yard line after Vols quarterback Jarrett Guarantano threw an interception on the game’s first series. Vanderbilt starting running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn was injured on the first play, but his back-up Keyon Brooks rain for eight yards to set up third-and-2. On the next play Tennessee’s Daniel Bituli and Nigel Warrior led a swarm of defenders that stopped Brooks short of the line to gain, which brought on Vanderbilt’s field goal unit. | Vandy, 3-0

UT 3:04 — Eric Gray 56 run (Brent Cimaglia kick)

7 plays, 84 yards, 3:22

After calling seven passing plays and two running plays on the Vols’ first three series, offensive coordinator Jim Chaney dialed up a bunch of runs on the fourth. Tim Jordan ran for 9, 7 and 6 yards within the first four plays before Guarantano connected with Jauan Jennings for a 15-yard gain to convert a third down. Two plays later Gray took a handoff, ran off the right guard and cut back to the left sideline to score his first career rushing touchdown. | UT, 7-3

SECOND QUARTER

UT 10:51 — Dominick Wood-Anderson 6 pass from Jarrett Guarantano (Cimaglia kick)

7 plays, 47 yards, 3:19

Tennessee took advantage of good field position that resulted from a 19-yard Vanderbilt punt. The Vols rode Gray’s hot hand, and he gained 21 yards on four carries to start the drive. That set up third-and-6, and Guarantano found Wood-Anderson for a 14-yard pass play. The Commodores added insult to injury by hitting him out of bounds for a personal foul. Two plays later Guarantano and Wood-Anderson connected again for six points. | UT, 14-3

UT 8:36 — Gray 94 run (Cimaglia kick)

1 play, 94 yards, 0:15

The hoopla surrounding Gray’s arrival in Knoxville was dormant through much of the season, but it hit a crescendo when he ripped off the second longest rushing touchdown in Tennessee history on the first play of a drive that had the Vols pinned inside the 10. His second scoring run of the day had him at six carries for 171 yards. | UT, 21-3

FOURTH QUARTER

Vandy 11:34 — Kalija Lipscomb 22 pass from Riley Neal (Guay kick)

10 plays, 90 plays, 3:19

After a scoreless and otherwise uneventful third quarter lulled the crowd to sleep, the Commodores finally punched in their first touchdown. They got off to a fast start with a 26-yard pass from Neal to Ben Bresnahan and followed that with a 20-yard run by Brooks. Vanderbilt drove into Tennessee territory and kept the drive alive with Neal’s 9-yard run on fourth-and-5. A delay of game penalty pushed Vanderbilt back to the Vols’ 22, but the Neal responded with a tight pass to Lipscomb in the front corner of the end zone for six points. | UT, 21-10

UT 7:38 — Gray 4 run (Cimaglia kick)

7 plays, 75 yards, 3:56

Guarantano had 51 passing yards before the drive began, and he completed two passes on the final scoring drive that netted 69 yards. The first was a 19-yarder to Marquez Callaway that got the Vols to midfield. Three plays later he found Jauan Jennings wide open in the middle of the field. Jennings reversed field and ran down the left seam. By the time he got tackled he was inside the 5. Linebacker Quavaris Crouch got a chance on the next play but fumbled. The Vols recovered and gave it to Gray on the next play. He scored his third touchdown to and simultaneously surpassed Jamal Lewis’ true freshman record for rushing yards in a single game with 233. | UT, 28-10

TEAM STATISTICS

Stat .. Vandy .. Vols

First Downs .. 18 .. 16

Rush-Yds .. 30-110 .. 41-297

Passing .. 169 .. 120

Cmp-Att-Int .. 17-36-0 .. 6-17-1

Total Plays-Total Yards .. 66-279 .. 58-417

Turnovers .. 0 .. 1

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING

VANDY: Keyon Brooks 13-70, Riley Neal 8-16, Ke'Shawn Vaughn 6-13, Deuce Wallace 2-13

VOLS: Eric Gray 25-246, Tim Jordan 11-40, Jarrett Guarantano 3-13, Quavaris Crouch 1-(-1)

PASSING

VANDY: Neal 14-29-0, 139; Wallace 3-7-0, 30

VOLS: Guarantano 6-17-1, 120

RECEIVING

VANDY: Brooks 5-34, Kalija Lipscomb 4-43, Cam Johnson 4-35, Ben Bresnahan 1-26, Chris Pierce 1-22, Vaughn 1-5

VOLS: Dominick Wood-Anderson 3-45, Jauan Jennings 2-56, Marquez Callaway 1-19

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Corey is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and spent six years at The Houston Chronicle before joining The Daily Times in the summer of 2018.

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