Three keys Reviewed: Vanderbilt vs. APSU

The Vanderbilt Commodores thrashed local rival Austin Peay to the tune of a 47-7 score on Saturday. Look inside as we review the three keys we set for a Commodore win over the Govs.

Don't take Peay lightly - Pass

If Vandy did take Peay lightly it only lasted for a little over a quarter. The rest of the way the Commodores pounded the Governors scoring 16 and 21 points in the second and third quarters respectively.

Strike early offensively - Pass

Vanderbilt did get a field goal in the first quarter, however, that's not what we had in mind. At least they scored first. Things really got exciting when the 'Dores exploded for scores on four consecutive drives. Commodore fans were even treated to a record setting performance by wide receiver Trent Sherfield who caught 16 passes for a school game record 240 yards.

Dominate on defense - Pass

The Commodores limited the Govs to just 144 total yards offense: that's domination. Peay converted on just 3 of 15 first downs and missed both of their two attempts at fourth down conversions. Vanderbilt used its athleticism to keep Peay offensive backs mostly running for their lives. Commodores like Adam Butler (2 TFLs), Charles Wright (1 1/2 TFLs) were in hot pursuit of the guys in red and white most of the game. Top Stories