Flashback '01: Florida

The 2001 Vanderbilt-Florida matchup gave Gator Head Coach Steve Spurrier what he had been wanting for years: A total annihilation of Vanderbilt. VandyMania takes a look back at another dark memory during the 2001 season.

DATE: November 3, 2001

TEAM RECORDS: Vanderbilt 2-5, Florida 6-1

FINAL SCORE: Florida 71 Vanderbilt 13

WHAT WENT RIGHT:

Vanderbilt Sophomore quarterback, Benji Walker, replaced second string quarterback Tim Olmstead and engineered two fourth quarter scoring drives that kept the Commodores from being shut out.

WHAT WENT WRONG:

Florida limited Vanderbilt to 272 total yards offense while gaining 561 yards themselves. The Gators gained 388 yards in the air and 173 on the ground. The 71-13 loss was the worst by a Vandy football team since a 65-0 loss to Tennessee in 1994. The Vanderbilt offense suffered two interceptions and three fumbles.

.VanderbiltFlorida
FIRST DOWNS1428
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)38-6337-168
PASSING YDS (NET)209403
Passes Att-Comp-Int30-15-240-25-1
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS68-27277-571
Punt Returns-Yards0-03-53
KO returns-Yards8-1352-29
Ints. Ret.-Yards1-32-41
Punts/ Avg.7-26.60-0
Fumb.-Lost3-33-2
Pent.-Yards2-289-59
Poss. Time30:3529:25
Sacks By/Yards0-06-44



*****GAME STORY*******

NEXT FOR VANDY: Kentucky


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