Scores

Final

Vanderbilt 24

(2-2, 0-2 SEC)

Massachusetts 7

(0-4, 0-2 home)

Coverage: ESPNews

12:00 PM ET, September 21, 2013

Gillette Stadium, FOXBORO, MA

1 2 3 4 T
VAN 7 3 0 1424
MASS 0 7 0 07

Top Performers

Passing: A. Carta-Samuels (VAN) - 219 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Seymour (VAN) - 15 CAR, 56 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Krause (VAN) - 6 REC, 105 YDS, 1 TD

Carta-Samuels leads Vanderbilt past UMass 24-7

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A.J. Doyle sacked by Caleb Azubike and Adam Butler for a loss of 4 yards to the UMass 14.
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Austyn Carta-Samuels threw for two touchdowns and Vanderbilt used a pair of TDs in the fourth quarter to pull away in a 24-7 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday.

Carta-Samuels completed 18 of 27 passes for 219 yards and rushed for 38 more. He also caught a pass for a 21-yard gain that set up his 11-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Matthews to put the Commodores (2-2) up 17-7 with 13:44 left to play.

Vanderbilt gained 167 of its 406 total yards in the fourth quarter, wearing down the Minutemen (0-4) after a tight first half and scoring twice in the final period.

Jonathan Krause had 105 receiving yards on six catches, including a touchdown late in the first quarter.

A.J. Doyle finished 20 of 28 for 133 passing yards and a touchdown for the Minutemen, who trailed 10-7 at halftime.

UMass entered the game allowing an average of nearly 523 yards against its first three opponents. The Minutemen held Vanderbilt to 181 yards in the first half and just 58 in the third quarter while keeping the Commodores close.

Vanderbilt's defense also played well, holding UMass to 248 yards, which helped set up the long drives that secured the win.

UMass drove as far as the Commodores' 32-yard line in the third quarter, but lost seven yards on a pair of rushes, then allowed a sack.

The ensuing punt went into the end zone and Carta-Samuels led the Commodores on an 11-play touchdown drive over the next 5:24 that put Vanderbilt in control. Carta-Samuels avoided a sack and found Jordan Matthews for an 11-yard touchdown with 13:44 left in the game. It was Mathews' 20th career touchdown.

Carey Spear's 32-yard field goal with 1:55 left in the second quarter gave Vanderbilt a 10-7 lead at halftime.

The Minutemen had a chance to tie it after Vanderbilt was called for a personal foul on what would have been the final play of the first half. Stephen Weatherly's horse-collar tackle attempt set up the Minutemen at the 28-yard line with no time remaining. The 45-yard field goal attempt by Blake Lucas was wide right.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VAN
MASS
1st Downs2317
Total Yards406248
Passing240149
Rushing16699
Penalties5-354-20
3rd Down Conversions8-138-16
4th Down Conversions2-31-1
Turnovers21
Possession32:1927:41

Passing Leaders

VanderbiltC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carta-Samuels18/272198.121
MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Doyle20/281334.810

Rushing Leaders

VanderbiltCARYDSAVGTDLG
Tate14644.6012
Seymour15563.7111
MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Doyle8293.6010
Woodley5285.6015

Receiving Leaders

VanderbiltRECYDSAVGTDLG
Krause610517.5142
Matthews8769.5119
MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sharpe7456.419
Blanchflower7426.0010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVANMASS
TD04:34Jonathan Krause 42 Yd Pass From Austyn Carta-Samuels (Carey Spear Kick)
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70
SECOND QUARTERVANMASS
TD13:11Tajae Sharpe 4 Yd Pass From A.J. Doyle (Blake Lucas Kick)
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77
FG01:55Carey Spear 32 Yd
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107
FOURTH QUARTERVANMASS
TD13:44Jordan Matthews 11 Yd Pass From Austyn Carta-Samuels (Carey Spear Kick)
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177
TD04:41Jerron Seymour 1 Yd Run (Carey Spear Kick)
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247