Saturday, September 17, 2011
Vandy has all the momentum at the half
By Edward Aschoff
Vanderbilt's offense looks like it's on the move and gaining some momentum heading into halftime.
Both the Commodores and Ole Miss left the first quarter scoreless, but Vandy ran out to a 21-0 lead after getting three touchdowns in the final five minutes of play. The last one came on a 9-yard run by Jerron Seymour.
The yardage still isn't very pretty to look at, but Vanderbilt leads 172-115. The Commodores have gotten 102 of those yards from the running game.
Vandy is flying around on defense and seems to have a lot more juice right now.
This isn't the way Ole Miss wanted to go into the half. The offense has been hard to watch to this point, and the Rebels need some sort of spark. Running back Brandon Bolden is back and he's been productive, but the passing game is really struggling. Zack Stoudt has three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and has just 51 yards on 4-of-12 passing. The running game has mustered just 64 yards on 19 attempts.
Things have to get turned around on Ole Miss' side in the second half or the Rebels will leave Nashville losing three of their past four against Vandy.