The Commodores (3-5, 1-3 SEC) didn’t have the best Halloween in Houston; the offense continued to struggle, and the defense, despite trying their best, couldn’t handle Houston’s (8-0) powerful offense. The final score of 34-0 reflects the complete and utter dominance of Houston on both sides of the ball.
Freshman Kyle Shurmur started at quarterback for his first road start, and even though Coach Derek Mason mentioned earlier this week that there was no pressure for the Commodores against the Cougars, the freshman was definitely feeling something. Johnny McCrary came in at quarterback to help, but he turned the ball over on his first play. That turnover turned into an easy seven points for Houston.
Here are 2 things to know:
- Vanderbilt suffered an embarrassing loss to Houston on Halloween night, and Mason apologized on behalf of the team for the “bad ball” Vanderbilt played tonight. The offense was completely shut out, and the Houston defense had a season high of four turnovers. Mason doesn’t know whether or not the offensive problems can be solved this season or with his current roster.
- Former Vanderbilt football players, Cory Batey and Brandon Vadenburg, will be retried in April on charges that they raped an unconscious female student two years ago, according to Yahoo! news Tim Ghianni.
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