Vandy beats Vols to se­cure bowl trip

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - College Football - As­so­ci­ated Press

Kyle Shur­mur com­pleted his first 15 passes and fin­ished with 367 yards and three touch­downs as the Van­der­bilt Com­modores routed in-state ri­val Ten­nessee 38-13 Satur­day to be­come bowl el­i­gi­ble for the sec­ond time in three sea­sons.

Van­der­bilt (6-6, 3-5 SEC) also won its third straight over Ten­nessee, some­thing the Com­modores hadn’t man­aged since a six-game streak that ended in 1926. Coach Derek Ma­son now has beaten three dif­fer­ent Ten­nessee coaches in each of the last three sea­sons, and Van­der­bilt has beaten four Vols coaches win­ning five of the last seven.

Ten­nessee (5-7, 2-6) sacked Shur­mur three times. That didn’t stop Van­der­bilt from sim­ply dom­i­nat­ing the Vols, out­gain­ing them 467-242 in to­tal of­fense and hold­ing the ball for more than 43 min­utes.

Wide re­ceiver Kal­ija Lip­scomb and Khari Blasingame each ran for TDs, and Ry­ley Guay added a 43-yard field goal for the Com­modores.

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