Live updates: Georgia vs. Vanderbilt football – The Tennessean


Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason has started getting noticed for his pregame speeches.
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USA TODAY Network-Tennessee sports director Dave Ammenheuser’s live blog from the Georgia-Vanderbilt football game on Saturday in Nashville


Second Quarter

Georgia 5th possession starts at GA 25. Bulldogs kneel. Halftime, Georgia leads 21-7. 

Vanderbilt 5th possession starts at the VAN 25. Shurmur to Duncan for 7, then to Duncan for 0. Third-and-3. Shurmur to Sherfield for a first down to the VAN 46. Shurmur to Ellis for a first down at the UGA 39. Shurmur deep pass to Lipscomb to the UGA 1. Webb runs for 1-yard touchdown. Openshaw kicks extra point. Georgia leads 21-7 with 28 seconds left in the half. 

Georgia 4th possession starts at UGA 20. Chubb runs for 3, then 4 more. 3rd-and-3. Fromm to Wims for 6 and a first down at UGA 35.  Wims sacked by Woods for a loss of 6. Michel gains 2. Third-and-14 at the UGA 31. Fromm pass to Godwin for first down to the VAN 46.Penalty on Vanderbilt, Holyfield runs for 1, Chubb for 3. Chubb for 12 and a first down at the VAN 26. False start on UGA. 1st-and-15 at VAN 31. Fromm runs for a first down to the VAN 14. Chubb runs for a 14-yard touchdown. Blankenship’s extra point gives Georgia a 21-0 lead with 1:58 left in the half. 

Vanderbilt 4th possession: Wakefield returns kick to the VAN 28. Webb runs for 0. Webb runs for 2. Third-and-8. Shurmur pass to Lipscomb for first down at the VAN 42. Sherfield runs for 7. Blasingame loses 3. Third-and-5. Blasingame runs for 7 and a first down at the UGA 47. Shurmur pass incomplete to Pinkney. Webb gains 2. Third-and-8. Shurmur pass incomplete. Loy punts 

Georgia 3rd possession continues at the VAN 5: Michel runs for 3 for first down at VAN 2. Michel loses 1. Chubb loses 2. Third-and-goal at 5. Fromm pass to Swift for 5-yard touchdown. Blankenship’s extra point gives Georgia 14-0 lead with 13:08 left in the half. 

First Quarter

Georgia 3rd possession at VAN 45: Michel runs for 5, then 27 more for a first down at the VAN 13. False start. 1st-and-15. Michel runs for 12. Chubb runs for 1. Third-and-2 at the VAN 5. End of the quarter. 

Vanderbilt 3rd possession at VAN 16: Shurmur deep pass to Lipscomb is incomplete, then incomplete to Scott. On third down, Sherfield throws to Sherfield for 18 yards and a first down at the VAN 34. False start. 1st-and-15 at VAN 29. Deep pass to Pinkney incomplete. Blasingame  runs for 1. Third-and-14. Pass incomplete to Sherfield (SHurmur is 4 for 10, 36 yards). Loy punt goes just 15 yards to VAN 45 with 1:35 left in the quarter. 

Georgia 2nd possession starts at UGA 21: Froalek ialmm pass to Wims for 12 and a first down. Chubb runs for 5. 2nd-and-5 at UGA 38. Fromm pass incomplete. 3rd-and-5. Fromm pass incomplete. Nizialek punt to 3, returned to VAN 16 with 3:56 left in the quarter. 

Vanderbilt 2nd possession starts at VAN 25. Webb runs for 28 and first down at VAN 47. Shurmur pass incomplete to Pinkney on first down. Blasingame runs for 1. Third-and-9. Offsides moves the ball to the UGA 41. 3rd-and-4. Webb runs 0. Loy punts to UGA 21. 

Georgia’s 1st possession starts at UGA 17. Cubb runs for 4. Chubb runs for 1st down to the UGA 34. Offisdes. 1st-and-5 at UGA 39. Michel runs for 5 to the UGA 44 for 1st down. Michel runs for 4. 2nd-and-6. Chubb runs for 11, then 8, then a 33-yard touchdown run. Blankenship’s extra point gives Georgia 7-0 lead with 7:53 left in the quarter. 

Vanderbilt 1st possession starts at VAN 18. Webb runs for 11 around left side. Blasingame runs for 4. Second-and- and VAN 34. Wildcat snap to Blasingame goes for 0. Third-and-6. Shurmur to Sherfield for first down at VAN 40. False start. 1st-and-15. Shurmur to Scott gains 7. Second-and-8. Shurmur to Lipscomb for 5. Third-and-3. Pass to Sherfield is dropped. Loy punts to 16. 10:39 left in quarter. 

Injury updates

Cornerbacks Tre Herndon and Bryce Lewis are both returning from injury for Vanderbilt today. Herndon missed one game, and Lewis has missed the past three games. updates

What you should know

Vanderbilt will play No. 8 Georgia in an SEC East matchup Saturday.

Kickoff will be 11 a.m. at Vanderbilt Stadium. Vanderbilt (3-2, 0-2 SEC) will play its fourth straight ranked opponent. Georgia (5-0, 2-0 SEC) is coming off a 41-0 win over Tennessee.

TV: The game will be shown on ESPN, which is available on the following channels: 602 AT&T U-Verse, 140 Dish, 206 DirecTV, 11 XFinity/Comcast.

RADIO: 98.3-FM, 1510-AM; full list of Vanderbilt Network.


ODDS: Georgia favorite by 16.5 (


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