Vanderbilt celebrated another home conference win, this time against the Kentucky Wildcats. Although its defense has carried the load for the majority of the season, the Commodores offense showed significant improvement.
The offense put 14 points on the board, and the defense scored seven points of its own. It also shut down Kentucky’s offense and held the Wildcats to just 17 points. The Commodores defense didn’t make Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles’ job easy, and when backup quarterback Drew Barker came in for relief, he struggled to produce as well.
Here are three things to know:
- Coach Derek Mason started freshman Kyle Shurmur at quarterback after he sat out against Florida because of a concussion. Shurmur definitely came to play, as the young quarterback had a season-high two touchdown passes and threw for 166 yards.
- Running back Ralph Webb broke Vanderbilt’s sophomore rushing record. He had 113 yards on a season-high 33 carries. The sophomore is now No. 7 on the single-season rushing list and ninth best on the career list for Vanderbilt.
- Vanderbilt may be closer to bowl eligibility than most people think, according to the Tennessean’s David Ammenheuser.
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