It was an afterthought. One of the worst games of the year, many fans and analysts called it. Ticket prices were as low as $1.

But, after the early part of the day featured a few blowouts — Georgia over Arkansas, Tennessee over Mizzou, Alabama over Ole Miss — Saturday night’s UConn-Vanderbilt game was at least entertaining, if nothing else!

After falling behind 6-0, Vanderbilt took a 10-6 lead thanks to this strike from Ken Seals to Will Sheppard:

After that score, the Commdores’ flag person jumped the gun a bit with the celebration:

Now, it wasn’t all good. In fact, it got downright ugly at certain points. After dropping what should have been an easy interception earlier in the game, Max Worship finally got his pick. However, he immediately fumbled it back to UConn:

UConn also missed what should have been a chip-shot field goal:

Sheppard wasn’t done scoring yet. He added this impressive 38-yard touchdown:

Late in the fourth quarter, though, UConn didn’t go away. This touchdown cut Vanderbilt’s lead to 27-22:

On a 4th-and-18 play, UConn WR Kevens Clercius somehow came down with this miracle catch:

And then QB Steven Krajewski did the scoring himself on this 15-yard scamper:

The 2-point conversion play failed, meaning UConn only led 28-27. That left Vandy with 2 timeouts and just over a minute to play.

The Commodores made their way down the field quickly, thanks to some big plays and a couple of costly penalties by the Huskies. That set up Alabama transfer K Joseph Bulovas with a chance to win the game from 31 yards out:

Vanderbilt escaped with the 30-28 win. It was Bulovas’s second game-winning kick of the year.