Vanderbilt-Connecticut as it happened

EAST HARTFORD-- Vanderbilt fell to Connecticut, 40-21, here today as the Commodores had no answer for Jordan Todman. Todman rushed for 190 yards on 37 carries and scored two touchdowns. The game was tied at the half, 21-21, but Vanderbilt's offense went cold in the second half while UConn scored 19 points. Nine of those points were attributed to the Vandy offense via a pick six and safety.

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9:56 The team just arrived here about 15-20 minutes ago.  There must be 10,000 UConn fans in the parking lot tailgating. I think it was good for the team to go by that on the way in.  It rained buckets here yesterday but it's clear and sunny today. Was about 55 degrees when we left the motel around 7:30 a.m. local time and will warm up.  This Rentschler Field is really nice.  If we ever replace Vanderbilt Stadium I think this would be a good model to go by.  Seats about 40,000 but the seats go all around.

12:06 Introduction have been made.  There is a nice group of Vanderbilt fans here.  About 300-400 hundred. 

12:06 Vanderbilt to receive.

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FIRST QUARTER

12:09 Eric Samuels gets to the 22 on the kickoff.

12:10 Smith completes pass to Jonathan Krause who fumbles.  The ball is returned to VU 12. Reviewed.  Stands.

12:13 Cody Endres passes to Jordan Todman at VU 1.

12:14 Todman up the middle for UConn touchdown.  UConn 7-0 clock 13:30

12:16 UConn kicks off goes out of end zone.

12:18 Smith runs to UConn to 23!  Gain of 57 yards.

12:18 Block in the back called on Brandon Barden. Vandy back to own 33.

12:20 Smith runs to UConn 23.

12:21 Smith pass to Barden at 14.

12:21 VU goes for it on 4th and 1.  Wesley Tate loses 1. UConn ball at 15.

12:25 Todman for 10 to VU 25.

12:25 Endres pass to VU 25.

12:28 On third down Endres passes for 1st down to VU 49.

12:29 Todman to VU 41.

12:29 On 3rd and 2 Vandy ‘s Richardson and Archie Barnes tackle for no gain.

12:30 UConn punts into Vandy end zone.

12:33 Smith pass down the middle to John Cole at UConn  48

12:34 Stacy 4-yard run to UConn 44.

12:35 Stacy run to UConn 39.  4th and 1.  VU to punt.

12:35 Richard Kent punt out of bounds at UConn 16.

12:39 Endres pass goes incomplete on first UConn play.

12:39 On 3rd and 10 UConn passes for 5 to own 21.

12:40 Stacy fumbles but then returns long punt to Vandy 22.

12:41 Smith pass incomplete on first VU play of drive.

12:42 Stacy runs for no gain on 2nd down.

12:42 On third down Smith passes for loss of 4 at VU 18.

12:43 Kent punts to UConn 40.

12:44 Endres pass to VU 48 for 3rd and 2 situation.

12:45 On 3rd down UConn loses 2.  UConn to punt.

12:45 John Cole fair catches at VU 28.

First quarter ends.  UConn 7, Vanderbilt 0.

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SECOND QUARTER

12:51 False start on Vanderbilt's Wesley Johnson on 2nd down.

12:51 Norman runs for no gain on 2nd down and long.

12:52 Smith sacked by at VU 9. Loss of 12.

12:52 Kent 57 yard punt returned to UConn 44.  15-yard return.

12:53 Todman runs to VU 20.  36 yard run.

12:54 Todman run to VU 13.

12:55 UConn runs for no gain.  3rd and 2. 

12:55 UConn runs to VU 12.  1st down.

12:56 Todman runs for 10-yard score.  UConn 14, Vanderbilt 0 Clock 11:07

1:01 UConn kickoff.  Warren Norman goes 72 yards to UConn 24.

1:02 Smith overthrows Norman on first down.

1:02 Kennard Reeves to UConn 13.  1st down Vandy!

1:03 Stacy runs to UConn 9.

1:03 Smith runs for 1 yard to UConn 8. 3rd and 5.

1:04 Smith touchdown pass to Barden in middle of end zone.  UConn 14, Vanderbilt 7 clock 9:04

1:07 Spear kicks off to UConn 1.  Returned to UConn 23.

1:09 Delay of game called on UConn.

1:10 Chris Marve and Rob Lohr tackle Todman for loss of 1.

1:10 Endres passes to 24. 

1:11 On third down UConn passes incomplete. UConn to punt.

1:11 UConn punt goes out of bounds at UConn 48.

1:12 Smith passes on first play of drive to Udom Umoh for TOUCHDOWN!!   Udom caught pass near sideline at 3 and then ran into end zone. Vanderbilt 14, UConn 14 clock 7:24 

1:16 Spear kick off down by UConn in end zone.

1:17 Endres pass intercepted by Casey Hayward at Vandy 43!

1:18 Norman runs for 4 to VU 47.

1:19 Stacy to UConn 49.  3rd down and 6

1:19 On third down Smith completes pass to Turner Wimberly for first down at UConn 44. Reviewed.  Call stands.

1:21 Jonathan Krause runs 44 yards for a TOUCHDOWN on a reverse pitch.  Vanderbilt 21, UConn 14 Clock 5:26. 

1:24 Spear kickoff goes into end zone.  Returned to UConn 22.

1:24 Endres pass for 10 to UConn 32.

1:26 Penalty on UConn decline.  3rd and 10

1:27 On third down UConn passes for 9 ¾ yards.  4th down.

1:28 Penalty. Offsides on Rob Lohr.  1st down UConn.

1:28 Endres pass to Vanderbilt 22 for 1st down. Reviewed.  Stands.

1:31 Todman run to VU 11.

1:31 Todman run 10.

1:32 Endres pass to VU 6.

1:32 Vandy timeout.

1:33 Endres passes for 6 yard touchdown to Kashif Moore.   Vanderbilt 21, UConn 21 1:04 clock

1:35 UConn kicks off with 1:04 remaining.   Norman returns to Vandy 26.

1:36 Norman runs to UConn 30.

1:37 Barden catch puts ball at UConn 35. 3rd and 1.

Half ends.  Vanderbilt 21, UConn 21.

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THIRD QUARTER

1:59 UConn's Nick Williams returns kickoff to Vanderbilt 41.

2:00 Todman run to VU 16.

2:01 Todman runs to Vandy 15.

2:02 On third down UConn's Endres passes to Vandy 6 for first down.

2:02 UConn runs to Vandy 4.

2:03 Endres passes for 4 yards for UConn touchdown.  UConn 28, Vanderbilt 21 clock 12:43

2:07 UConn kicks off.  Ball goes out of bounds for touchback.

2:08 Smith passes to Stacy for no gain.

2:09 Smith tackled for loss of 4.

2:09 On third down and long Smith runs for gain of 7. Fourth down.

2:10 Richard Kent shanks punt that goes out at UConn 46.

2:11 Todman runs out of bounds for 3 yard gain.

2:12 Endres pass for 6 yards to VU 45. 3rd and1.

2:13 On third down UConn's Sherman loses 1. 

2:13 Eric Samuels rough punter to give UConn a first down at VU 31.

2:14 Todman to VU 27.

2:14 Endres pass incomplete.

2:15 On third and 6 UConn passes to VU 15 for first down. 

2:15 Todman tackles by Tim Fugger for loss of 2.  2nd and 12.

2:16 Todman runs for 5 to VU 12.

2:17 On third down UConn Endres passes to Smith to VU 8. 

2:17 UConn's Dave Teggart kicks 25-yard field goal.    UConn 31, Vanderbilt 21  Clock 5:49

2:21 UConn kickoff returned by Norman to Vandy 48. 

2:22 Smith pass intercepted and returned to VU 48.

2:23 Endres pass broken up by Johnell Thomas.

2:24 Todman run to VU 38 for first down.

2:24 Endres pass broken up by Eddie Foster.

2:24 Todman runs for 8.

2:25 On third and 2 Endress pass is complete but fumble forced by Casey Hayward and recovered John Stokes at VU 7.

2:29  Smith pass complete to Krause at VU 22.

2:30 Norman runs to VU 28.

2:30 Norman runs to VU 39.  1st down.

2:30 Smith pass complete for 1 yard.

2:31 Norman runs for 2.  3rd and 8.

2:31 Smith completes pass to Norman for 48.  4th and 1.

2:32 Kent punts out of bounds at UConn 25. 

2:33 Todman run to 26. 

2:34 Todman run for 4.  3rd and 5.

End of third quarter.  UConn 31, Vanderbilt 21.

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FOURTH QUARTER

2:37 On third down Endres passes for first down at UConn 38.

2:39 Todman runs to Vanderbilt 48.

2:39 UConn pass incomplete.

2:40 Todman runs to VU 45.

2:40 On third and 6 Endes' pass is broken up by Hayward.

2:41 UConn punt is fumbled by John Cole but illegal touching called on UConn. 

2:45 Smith sacked for loss of 5 at VU 13.

2:46 Smith runs for 7 to 20.

2:46 On third down Smith pass goes incomplete and low.

2:47 Kent punt goes dead at UConn 38.

2:48 Todman runs for 8 to UConn 46.

2:48 Todman for no gain.

2:49 On third and 3 UConn passes incomplete.

2:50 Cole returns punt to Vandy 20.  Illegal block called on Tristian Strong.  Ball spotted at 10.

2:51 Smith runs to VU 15.  Holding called on Vanderbilt.   Ball spotted on 7.

2:54 Smth pass to Barden at VU 14.

2:55 Reeves runs to 19. 

2:55 On third and 1 Smith runs to VU 36. 1st down!

2:56 Smith pass overthrown to Trey Herndon.

2:56 Smith pass intercepted and returned for a touchdown.  UConn 38 Vanderbilt 21 clock 8:33

2:59 UConn kicks off.  Returned by Norman to 34.  23 yard return.

3:00 Smith pass complete to Barden for 7.

3:00 Smith pass incomplete.

3:00 On third and 4 Smith is sacked.

3:01 Kent punts goes 51 for a return of minus 2.

3:03 Todman rushes for 4 on second down.

3:05 On third and 2 Todman rushes for 3 yards.

3:07 UConn punts to VU 39.  Cole returns to VU 46.

3:08 Smith sacked for loss of 6 yards.

3:09 Smith pass incomplete.

3:11 On third and 15 Smith pass complete to Stacy for 7 yards.

3:14 On fourth and 8 Smith is sacked for 4 yard loss.  Smith recovers own fumble.

3:16 Todman runs for 2 yards.

3:17 Todman runs for2 yards.

3:18 Todman runs for 1 yard.

3:19 UConn punt downed at VU 1.

3:20 Smith pass incomplete.

3:20 Ball snapped over Smith's head into end zone for safety.  UConn 40, Vanderbilt 21 Clock 2:26

3:24 UConn has run out the clock.

FINAL: Connecticut 40, Vanderbilt 21 

 

 


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