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Saturday, September 24, 2011
Vanderbilt QB Larry Smith shaken up

By Edward Aschoff

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Vanderbilt quarterback Larry Smith was helped off the field after taking a violent hit while going after his own fumble.

Smith was stripped by South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney on the first play of Vanderbilt's third drive of the third quarter. As Smith dove for the ball in front of him, he was hit head-on by a South Carolina defender.

Trainers tended to him on the field for a couple of minutes before helping him off with a little more than two minutes remaining in the third quarter.