Scores

Final/OT

Vanderbilt 13

(2-4, 0-3 SEC)

Army 16

(3-3)

12:00 PM ET, October 10, 2009

Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

1 2 3 4 OT T
VAN 0 0 3 10 013
ARMY 0 3 0 10 316

Top Performers

Passing: L. Smith (VAN) - 144 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: T. Steelman (ARMY) - 25 CAR, 97 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Cole (VAN) - 5 REC, 56 YDS

Army scoots past Vanderbilt with OT field goal

Associated Press

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Alex Carlton kicked a 42-yard field goal in overtime, giving Army a 16-13 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday.

With the win, the Black Knights' matched their victory total from each of the last three seasons.

The field goal, which hit the left upright, was Carlton's third of the game. He also kicked a 51-yarder in the second quarter, Army's longest field goal since 1994.

Gen. David H. Petraeus, leader of the U.S. Central Command, was among the 34,357 fans at Michie Stadium, celebrating his 35th class reunion at West Point.

Vanderbilt (2-4) forced the game into overtime when Ryan Fowler hit a 41-yard field goal with less than 52 seconds remaining for a 13-13 tie. Quarterback Larry Smith went 4-for-7 for 79 yards on that drive. He finished 11-for-24 with 144 yards and two interceptions.

The Commodores' opening possession of overtime fell short when Andrew Rodriguez forced Warren Norman to fumble at the 1-yard line, with the ball falling into the end zone for a touchback.

Quarterback Trent Steelman led Army (3-3) with 97 yards rushing on 25 carries.

Army opened the scoring with that 51-yard field goal with 6:22 remaining in the first half.

Vandy threatened on its opening drive of the second half, with Smith's 18-yard pass to John Cole placing the Commodores at Army's 5-yard line. But the Black Knights kept Vanderbilt out of the end zone as the Commodores tied the game at 3 with Fowler's 19-yard field goal.

Both teams saved their offense for the fourth quarter.

Steelman surged into the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown just 46 seconds into the final quarter for a 10-3 Army lead. Army, however, was forced to kick from its own 15 after Jason Johnson removed his helmet in celebration, earning a 15-yard penalty.

That proved costly as Vanderbilt's Warren Norman returned that kickoff 76 yards for a touchdown.

But Donovan Travis' fourth interception of the season set up Carlton's 23-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter to give Army a 13-10 advantage.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VAN
ARMY
1st Downs1316
Total Yards304269
Passing14447
Rushing160222
Penalties12-994-29
3rd Down Conversions6-157-19
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers31
Possession23:5136:09

Passing Leaders

VanderbiltC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith11/241446.002
ArmyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Steelman7/16472.900

Rushing Leaders

VanderbiltCARYDSAVGTDLG
Norman15624.1011
Stacy14463.3013
ArmyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Steelman25973.9113
Mealy10484.8010

Receiving Leaders

VanderbiltRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cole55611.2018
Barden24422.0031
ArmyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brooks12525.0025
Hunter5214.2010

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERVANARMY
FG06:22Alex Carlton 51 Yd 03
THIRD QUARTERVANARMY
FG11:12Ryan Fowler 19 Yd 33
FOURTH QUARTERVANARMY
TD14:14Trent Steelman 2 Yd Run. (Alex Carlton Kick) 310
TD13:58Warren Norman 76 Yd Kickoff Return. (Ryan Fowler Kick) 1010
FG07:33Alex Carlton 23 Yd 1013
FG00:52Ryan Fowler 41 Yd 1313
OVERTIMEVANARMY
FGAlex Carlton 42 Yd 1316