Vanderbilt dominates Kentucky in all phases 40-0

Vanderbilt, Ole Miss meet Sept. 6 on Titans' field (Image 1)
Vanderbilt, Ole Miss meet Sept. 6 on Titans' field (Image 1)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Vanderbilt dominated Kentucky on offense, defense and special teams Saturday to jump to a 27-point halftime lead and coast to a 40-0 win.

The Commodores (5-4, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) scored touchdowns on 4 of their five first-half drives, none of which took longer than 4 minutes, 19 seconds.

Jordan Rodgers drove Vanderbilt 71 yards on 11 plays to begin the game, ending with a 34-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Matthews. Rodgers also threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Chris Boyd in the second quarter and finished 18 of 29 for 220 yards with one interception.

The Wildcats (1-9, 0-7) were outgained 447 yards to 260, but it was miscues on special teams that hurt them the most. Among the biggest were two calls for interfering with the catch on punts on consecutive second-quarter drives, both of which Vanderbilt turned into touchdowns. Kentucky's Craig McIntosh missed his only field-goal attempt, a 50-yard try.

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