DATE: September 8, 2001
TEAM RECORDS: Vanderbilt 0-1, Alabama 0-1
FINAL SCORE: Alabama 12 Vanderbilt 9
WHAT WENT RIGHT:The Vanderbilt defense, which gave up over 600 yards offense the week before to MTSU, gave up only 12 points and no touchdowns to Alabama. Vanderbilt true freshman Brandon Smith filled in for injured M.J. Garrett, catching three passes for 73 yards. Vanderbilt reduced the number of dropped passes from the MTSU game.
WHAT WENT WRONG:Vanderbilt could only muster 9 points for the game. Trailing 12-9, Vanderbilt penetrated to the Alabama 19-yard line only to see kicker Chuck Folino missed 37-yard field goal with 3:48 remaining in the game. The Tide then promptly proceeded to run the clock out and won the game.
|PASSING YDS (NET)||128||253|
|TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS||60-357||70-396|