By Scott Crumbly
SEC Digital Network
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt hosted No. 15 Georgia on Saturday afternoon and the Commodores took advantage of three Georgia turnovers en route to a 31-27 win. Vanderbilt (4-3, 1-3 Southeastern Conference) held the ball for over 35 minutes and used a Jerron Seymour rushing touchdown to seal the win with less than three minutes remaining.
The Bulldogs (4-3, 3-2 SEC) got out to a 24-7 lead in the first half, but Vanderbilt responded with a 17-point effort in the fourth quarter. With UGA clinging to a 27-24 lead late, the Commodores used Seymour’s 13-yard scamper to seize the lead and record their first conference win of the season.
Playing without several of his top offensive weapons, Aaron Murray was not able to get anything going against the Vandy defense, finishing the day with 104 yards and an interception through the air. Murray did manage to score twice on the ground for Georgia while running back Brendan Douglas ran for 84 yards of his own.
Seymour finished with two scores for Vanderbilt, while Jonathan Krause and Jordan Matthews each recorded 89 yards receiving on the outside. The win for Vanderbilt marked its first over a ranked team in six years.
Passing – Austyn Carta-Samuels, 12-for-20, 111 yards, INT
Rushing – Brendan Douglas, 17 carr, 84 yards
Receiving – Chris Conley, 6 rec, 41 yards
Passing – Aaron Murray, 16-for-28, 104 yards, INT
Rushing – Jerron Seymour, 19 car, 75 yards, 2 TD
Receiving – Jordan Matthews, 11 rec, 89 yards
• Georgia still leads the series with Vanderbilt 53-19-2.
• The win for Vandy snapped a six-game losing streak at the hands of Georgia
• Georgia’s last loss to Vanderbilt came in 2006 in Athens, and the Dawgs had won 10 straight in Nashville before Saturday.
• Aaron Murray passed Tim Tebow for the all-time SEC lead in total offense on the day.