Recap: Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt
Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Five different Vanderbilt players scored touchdowns, as the Commodores rolled to a 40-0 win over the Kentucky Wildcats in Southeastern Conference play at Commonwealth Stadium.
Jordan Rodgers completed 18-of-29 passes for 220 yards and two TDs for the Commodores (5-4, 3-3 SEC), who picked up their third straight win and need one victory more to become bowl eligible.
The Wildcats (1-9, 0-7) lost for the eighth consecutive time and never really threatened in this one. Patrick Towles and Jalen Whitlow combined to complete just 13-of-35 passes for 159 yards, while Jonathan George paced the ground game with 44 yards on 14 carries.
Vanderbilt grabbed a 7-0 lead less than five minutes into the game, as Rodgers connected with Jordan Matthews for a 34-yard touchdown pass.
The score would remain that way until the opening minute of the second quarter, when Wesley Tate capped a nine-play, 67-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run.
The Commodores managed to tack on two more scores before the half. Chris Boyd accounted for one of those scores with a 30-yard touchdown reception from Rodgers with 3:38 to play until halftime. After forcing a three-and-out, Vandy got the ball back to set up Zac Stacy's two-yard touchdown run with 38 seconds on the clock.
A 33-yard touchdown run by Brian Kimbrow represented the only points of the third quarter, and Vanderbilt kicker Carey Spear added to the margin with two fourth-quarter field goals (40, 48 yards).
The shutout victory was Vanderbilt's second of the season. The last time the Commodores held two opponents scoreless in the same season was 1964.Game Notes