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Huge second quarter powers Vanderbilt Commodores to 38-3 victory over APSU Governors Football

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team would hang in with Southeastern Conference member Vanderbilt University of a quarter, but the Commodores would get their offense rolling in the second 12 minutes of play by scoring 35 second-quarter points on the way to a 38-3 victory over the Governors at Vanderbilt Stadium.

After being held to a field goal in the first quarter, Vanderbilt (1-1) would finally get into the end zone on its fourth drive of the night, going 76 yards on nine plays, with Brian Kimbrow plowing in from six yards out for the TD, with 12:50 left before intermission.

Austin Peay Football vs. Vanderbilt Commodores

Austin Peay Football vs. Vanderbilt Commodores

Vandy would make it 17-0 with its second touchdown of the second quarter, this time going in on a one-yard run by quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels with 9:23 left in the first half.

The score was set up three plays earlier on a 56-yard pass play from Samuels to Jonathan Krause – the longest play of the game — moving the ball from Vandy 40 to the Govs six yard line.

The Commodores would make it three straight drives ending in touchdowns on its next possession, going 49 yards on five plays with Jerron Seymour going in from one yard out with 5:17 left before intermission to put the Commodores up 24-0

The next Vandy score was set up by its defense, as the Commodores pinned the Govs deep in their own end of the field, forcing Austin Peay to punt from its own four yard line and after the return taking over at the APSU 39.

Vanderbilt would take advantage right away, as it only needed one play to make it 31-0, with Carta-Samuels hooking up with Jordan Matthews for a 39-yard TD throw.

Matthews finished the game with six catches for 111 yards.

The final Vanderbilt touchdown of the first half was set up by a turnover, with Austin Peay’s Omar Williams losing a fumble at the Govs 18, with just 46 second left.

Three plays later, Carta-Samuels scored his second touchdown of the quarter, this time going in from eight yards out to give the Commodores a comfortable 38-0 lead at intermission.

Vanderbilt first score of the game came on their second drive of the game in the first quarter going 57 yards on 11 plays, capped off by a Carey Spear 25-yard field goal.

The field goal came after Vanderbilt had a touchdown waved off after a replay showing Matthews failed to maintain control of the ball before going out of bounds.

In the second half, the Governors shut the Commodores out while scoring their first points of the 2013 season — coming on a 20-yard field goal by Walter Spears with 4:33 left in the quarter capping an eight-play, 62-yard drive by Austin Peay.

Tim Phillips had a huge hand in setting up the field goal, ripping off a 48-yard run from the APSU 47 down to the Vandy five.

Phillips finished with 67 yards on nine carries to lead the Govs.

The points ended a run of 123:18 seconds since the Govs last score – that coming in the third quarter of Austin Peay’s last game of the 2012 season versus Tennessee Tech.

Overall, Vanderbilt outgained the Govs 442-139 in total offense, holding Austin Peay to just six first downs – with the first of those coming at the 13:36 mark of the third quarter.

Box Score

Austin Peay (0-2) vs. Vanderbilt (1-1,0-1)
September 7th, 2013 | Nashville, TN | Vanderbilt Stadium | Attendance: 33162

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score
Austin Peay 0 0 3 0 3
Vanderbilt 3 35 0 0 38

 

SCORING SUMMARY APSU -VANDY
1st 07:33 VANDY Carey Spear 25 yd field goal
11 plays, 57 yards, TOP 4:16 0 – 3
2nd 12:50 VANDY Brian Kimbrow 6 yd run (Carey Spear kick)
9 plays, 76 yards, TOP 4:12 0 – 10
09:23 VANDY A Carta-Samuels 1 yd run (Carey Spear kick)
5 plays, 69 yards, TOP 2:43 0 – 17
05:17 VANDY Jerron Seymour 1 yd run (Carey Spear kick)
5 plays, 49 yards, TOP 1:43 0 – 24
02:52 VANDY Jordan Matthews 39 yd pass from A Carta-Samuels (Carey Spear kick)
1 play, 39 yards, TOP 0:08 0 – 31
00:24 VANDY A Carta-Samuels 8 yd run (Carey Spear kick)
3 plays, 18 yards, TOP 0:22 0 – 38
3rd 04:33 APSU SPEARS, Walter 20 yd field goal
8 plays, 62 yards, TOP 4:33 3 – 38

 

 

Team Totals APSU VANDY
FIRST DOWNS 6 21
Rushing 5 7
Passing 1 12
Penalty 0 2
NET YARDS RUSHING 85 169
Rushing Attempts 34 35
Average Per Rush 2.5 4.8
Rushing Touchdowns 0 4
Yards Gained Rushing 148 177
Yards Lost Rushing 63 8
NET YARDS PASSING 54 273
Completions-Attempts-Int 11-16-0 19-29-1
Average Per Attempt 3.4 9.4
Average Per Completion 4.9 14.4
Passing Touchdowns 0 1
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 139 442
Total offense plays 50 64
Average Gain Per Play 2.8 6.9
Fumbles: Number-Lost 5-1 0-0
Penalties: Number-Yards 8-51 5-24
PUNTS-YARDS 10-359 4-193
Average Yards Per Punt 35.9 48.2
Net Yards Per Punt 31.9 44.2
Inside 20 1 3
50+ Yards 1 1
Touchbacks 0 0
Fair catch 1 0
KICKOFFS-YARDS 2-110 7-455
Average Yards Per Kickoff 55.0 65.0
Net Yards Per Kickoff 54.0 42.6
Touchbacks 0 5
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 1-16-0 7-40-0
Average Per Return 16.0 5.7
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 2-32-0 2-2-0
Average Per Return 16.0 1.0
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 1-21-0 0-0-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 1-3-0
Miscellaneous Yards 0 0
Possession Time 30:47 29:13
1st Quarter 6:06 8:54
2nd Quarter 7:00 8:00
3rd Quarter 10:50 4:10
4th Quarter 6:51 8:09
Third-Down Conversions 3 of 14 4 of 11
Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 1-1 5-5
Touchdowns 0-1 4-5
Field goals 1-1 1-5
Sacks By: Number-Yards 0-0 4-31
PAT Kicks 0-0 5-5
Field Goals 1-1 1-2

 

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About Chris Austin

    Chris Austin

    Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.

    Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.

    Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.

    Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.

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    Web Site: http://www.clarksvillesportsnetwork.com
    Email: chris_austin24@yahoo.com

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