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NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 23: Head coach Derek Mason of the Vanderbilt Commodores shakes hands with head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide prior to a game at Vanderbilt Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.

What Derek Mason said after Vanderbilt’s embarrassing 59-0 loss to Alabama

Nick Cole

Derek Mason’s Vanderbilt team knocked off No. 18 Kansas State at Vanderbilt Stadium during Week 3. And perhaps that put the Commodores on a little big of a stage for their Week 4 meeting with No. 1 Alabama in the same venue.

At less than a three-touchdown underdog, Mason’s team was a trendy pick to hang with the nation’s top team for much of the afternoon on a game that was the conference’s feature game on the SEC on CBS broadcast.

The Commodores were outplayed from the opening kick until the final whistle, losing by a 59-0 score in a game that was dominated by 2nd and 3rd string players for most of the second half. Alabama had 677 yards of total offense compared to just 78 for the Commodores.

Here’s what Derek Mason said to the media following the game: