Kyle Shurmur threw 4 touchdown passes and Ralph Webb added 163 rushing yards and a pair of scores as Vanderbilt (5-7, 1-7 SEC) routed the Volunteers (4-8, 0-8 SEC) 42-24 inside Neyland Stadium. The Commodore defense rallied together to hold the Volunteers to just 10 points in the second half in the decisive victory.
The victory gives the Commodores wins in 4 of the last 6 matchups with the Volunteers, and the 42-point output offensively is the highest total the Volunteer defense surrendered at home in 2017. The Volunteers finished the season winless in conference play for the first time in program history with the loss. Vanderbilt gets back-back wins over the Volunteers, and Derek Mason’s second SEC road win.
The Commodores ride into the offseason with a wave of momentum after failing to reach postseason expectations after a bowl trip in 2016, as Tennessee looks to find a new head coach to lead them in 2018.
Below are sights and sounds from the win in Knoxville.
— Nick Cole (@NickColeSports) November 26, 2017
— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) November 30, 2017