NCAA Game Summary - Vanderbilt at Kentucky|
(Saturday, November 3)
Final Score: Vanderbilt 40, Kentucky 0
Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Five different Vanderbilt players scored
touchdowns, as the Commodores rolled to a 40-0 win over the Kentucky Wildcats
in Southeastern Conference play at Commonwealth Stadium.
Jordan Rodgers completed 18-of-29 passes for 220 yards and two TDs for the
Commodores (5-4, 3-3 SEC), who picked up their third straight win and need one
victory more to become bowl eligible.
The Wildcats (1-9, 0-7) lost for the eighth consecutive time and never
really threatened in this one. Patrick Towles and Jalen Whitlow combined to
complete just 13-of-35 passes for 159 yards, while Jonathan George paced the
ground game with 44 yards on 14 carries.
Vanderbilt grabbed a 7-0 lead less than five minutes into the game, as Rodgers
connected with Jordan Matthews for a 34-yard touchdown pass.
The score would remain that way until the opening minute of the second
quarter, when Wesley Tate capped a nine-play, 67-yard drive with a three-yard
The Commodores managed to tack on two more scores before the half. Chris Boyd
accounted for one of those scores with a 30-yard touchdown reception from
Rodgers with 3:38 to play until halftime. After forcing a three-and-out, Vandy
got the ball back to set up Zac Stacy's two-yard touchdown run with 38 seconds
on the clock.
A 33-yard touchdown run by Brian Kimbrow represented the only points of the
third quarter, and Vanderbilt kicker Carey Spear added to the margin with two
fourth-quarter field goals (40, 48 yards).
The shutout victory was Vanderbilt's second of the season. The last time the
Commodores held two opponents scoreless in the same season was 1964.
11/03 15:52:08 ET