Published October 10, 2010 - 11:00am
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The Vanderbilt Commodores hammered the Eastern Michigan Eagles Saturday 52-6. A huge second quarter put away the Eagles in this one. Eastern Michigan has now lost 18 games in a row – which is the most in the NCAA.
Quarterback Larry Smith, who has struggled this season getting anything going through the air, didn’t struggle in this one. Smith threw for 253 and two touchdowns. Smith also ran for a score in the first quarter.
During that aforementioned huge second quarter, Vanderbilt scored three touchdowns and kicked a field goal. Running back Warren Norman had an 18-yard rushing touchdown, and Larry Smith had two passing touchdowns – one to Udon Umoh for 65 yards and one to Mason Johnson for one yard.
Vanderbilt finished with 558 yards of total offense and really just dominated the Eagles on the offensive side of the ball. Warren Norman finished with two rushing touchdowns, and Zac Stacey also added another one on the ground for the ‘Dores.
Defensively, Vanderbilt held the Eagles to 209 total yards and did not allow a touchdown. Early on, the Eagles were trying everything in the book to get something going, but Vanderbilt’s defense held their ground and did not give up a big play. Vanderbilt played well defensively all night. This should give them a little confidence going into next week.
Even though it was a terrible team in Eastern Michigan, Vanderbilt got a shot of confidence going into next week when they take on the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens.