NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Looking for its first win of the season, Vanderbilt put together a dominating performance Saturday, defeating Presbyterian 58-0 at Vanderbilt Stadium.
Quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels made his first start as a Commodore, and helped Vanderbilt's offense move up and down the field with ease, gaining 605 yards of offense. Vanderbilt did not punt until seven minutes were left in the game, doing most of its damage on the ground, where the Commodores gained 410 yards. VU improved to 1-2, while Presbyterian fell to 1-2.
Zac Stacy totaled 174 yards on eight carries. Brian Kimbrow had 137 yards on 14 carries. It marked the first time Vanderbilt had two running backs rush for more than 100 yards since 2009. Wesley Tate also had two rushing touchdowns and Warren Norman added another. For Norman, he received his first carries since the 2010 season, finishing with 26 yards on eight attempts.
Carta-Samuels finished 13-of-20 passing for 195 yards on one touchdown. Chris Boyd had four catches for 90 yards.
Vanderbilt led 27-0 at the half and went up 58-0 in the fourth quarter before John Townsley entered the game at quarterback for Carta-Samuels. Jordan Rodgers did not play.
It was VU's largest shutout since defeating The Citadel 58-0 in 1999.
Vanderbilt returns to the field Saturday when it travels to Georgia to play the Bulldogs at 6:45 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 5:59 PM EST2013-12-11 22:59:37 GMT
(RNN) - I would start with something like, "Guess what day it is…" but that's probably getting old, and it's not original. It sounds better coming from a camel, anyway. No, my friends, there is no needMore >>
Spin the crystal balls, and break out the low-cut dresses. It's time for an awards show fit for the king of all college football conferences.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 1:35 PM EST2013-12-06 18:35:45 GMT
(RNN) - As the curtain falls on the BCS era, the college football championship picture is, as usual, a colossal mess. But change is in the wind and relief is in sight. Sort of. Next year the championshipMore >>
This will be the last year for the much-criticized Bowl Championship Series, which has produced college football national championship games since 1998. The new College Football Playoff will be just as controversial, but much, much more lucrative. Here's a look at what the future holds.More >>
322 Shipyard Boulevard
Wilmington, NC 28412
Main Phone Number: (910) 791-8070
Newsroom: (910) 791-6681