Scores

Final

Massachusetts 7

(0-8, 0-4 MAC)

Vanderbilt 49

(4-4, 2-3 SEC)

Coverage: GamePlan

7:00 PM ET, October 27, 2012

Vanderbilt Stadium, NASHVILLE, TN

1 2 3 4 T
MASS 0 0 0 77
VAN 7 14 28 049

Top Performers

Passing: J. Rodgers (VAN) - 217 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: B. Kimbrow (VAN) - 7 CAR, 98 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Matthews (VAN) - 10 REC, 112 YDS

Jordan Rodgers leads Vanderbilt to drubbing of UMass

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jordan Rodgers threw for 217 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score to lead Vanderbilt to a 49-7 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday night.

Sluggish most of the first half, the Commodores (4-4) broke open a seven-point game with two late first-half touchdowns in 55 seconds. They added four touchdowns in the third quarter to claim successive wins for the first time since starting 3-0 last year.

Along with an interception return for a score by Trey Wilson, Jonathan Krause returned a punt 40 yards to the end zone. It marked the first time a Vanderbilt punt return went the distance since 1999.

Massachusetts (0-8) remains winless in its first year in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Vanderbilt running back Zac Stacy, the school's all-time rushing leader, exited five minutes into the game with an injury. He later returned to the sideline wearing a splint on his right ankle.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MASS
VAN
1st Downs1622
Total Yards264443
Passing210217
Rushing54226
Penalties11-9411-80
3rd Down Conversions5-173-9
4th Down Conversions2-51-2
Turnovers32
Possession34:0625:54

Passing Leaders

MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wegzyn15/271626.001
VanderbiltC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rodgers17/2121710.320

Rushing Leaders

MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cox17563.3022
Wegzyn420.507
VanderbiltCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kimbrow79814.0174
Tate15815.4125

Receiving Leaders

MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Michel6569.3021
Walker6518.5117
VanderbiltRECYDSAVGTDLG
Matthews1011211.2029
Boyd45914.8119

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMASSVAN
TD05:34Wesley Tate 25 Yd Run (Carey Spear Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERMASSVAN
TD01:53Kris Kentera 25 Yd Pass From Jordan Rodgers (Ryan Fowler Kick) 014
TD00:58Jordan Rodgers 4 Yd Run (Carey Spear Kick) 021
THIRD QUARTERMASSVAN
TD06:34Chris Boyd 14 Yd Pass From Jordan Rodgers (Ryan Fowler Kick) 028
TD05:07Trey Wilson 17 Yd Interception Return (Carey Spear Kick) 035
TD02:44Brian Kimbrow 74 Yd Run (Ryan Fowler Kick) 042
TD01:05Jonathan Krause 40 Yd Punt Return (Carey Spear Kick) 049
FOURTH QUARTERMASSVAN
TD06:05Deion Walker 10 Yd Pass From A.J. Doyle (Blake Lucas Kick) 749