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Vanderbilt routs Presbyterian

From the Vanderbilt Official Athletic Site

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Looking for its first win of the season, Vanderbilt put together a dominating performance Saturday, defeating Presbyterian 58-0 at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels made his first start as a Commodore, and helped Vanderbilt's offense move up and down the field with ease, gaining 605 yards of offense. Vanderbilt did not punt until seven minutes were left in the game, doing most of its damage on the ground, where the Commodores gained 410 yards. VU improved to 1-2, while Presbyterian fell to 1-2.

Zac Stacy totaled 174 yards on eight carries. Brian Kimbrow had 137 yards on 14 carries. It marked the first time Vanderbilt had two running backs rush for more than 100 yards since 2009. Wesley Tate also had two rushing touchdowns and Warren Norman added another. For Norman, he received his first carries since the 2010 season, finishing with 26 yards on eight attempts.

Carta-Samuels finished 13-of-20 passing for 195 yards on one touchdown. Chris Boyd had four catches for 90 yards.

Vanderbilt led 27-0 at the half and went up 58-0 in the fourth quarter before John Townsley entered the game at quarterback for Carta-Samuels. Jordan Rodgers did not play.

It was VU's largest shutout since defeating The Citadel 58-0 in 1999.

Vanderbilt returns to the field Saturday when it travels to Georgia to play the Bulldogs at 6:45 p.m. CT on ESPN2.

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