Foster dived over from a yard out on the first play of the period, tying the score at 21-all.
Hefney returned Vandy's next punt 22 yards, and a 17-yard run by Foster set up James Wilhoit's 29-yard field goal that gave UT its first lead of the day, 24-21.
Vandy advanced to midfield before stalling, then punted the ball away on fourth-and-two with 4:44 to play. Three Foster runs netted just nine yards, however, and the Vols punted the ball back with 3:03 to play.
Two incompletions and a seven-yard sack by Justin Harrell forced Vandy to punt again with 2:15 remaining. The Vols ran three plays that consumed just 35 seconds, though, then punted the ball back to Vandy with 1:40 left.
Cutler hit Bennett for gains of 15 and 31 yards to the UT 17-yard line. A pass interference call on Inky Johnson advanced the ball to Tennessee's five-yard line, then Cutler hit Bennett on a quick slant for a TD that put Vandy on top 28-24 with 1:11 to play.
Tennessee started its final possession at the 20-yard line. A roughing-the-passer penalty and a 31-yard strike from Clausen to Jayson Swain helped UT advance to Vandy's 17-yard line with 35 seconds left. Under duress, Clausen scrambled rather than throw the ball away. This gained six yards but cost the Vols 21 seconds. When Clausen subsequently tried to stop the clock by spiking the ball at the 11-yard line, Tennessee was flagged for delay of game. (The official had not signalled the ball ready for play when it was snapped.)
After slightly overthrowing tight end Chris Brown and wideout Bret Smith on consecutive passes into the end zone, Clausen's desperation throw on the game's final play was intercepted at the goal line by Vandy's Jared Fagan, sealing the outcome.