NCAAF Game Recap - Missouri at Vanderbilt
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

Tenn
13
Ala
35
F
LSU
36
MisSt
13
F
Clem
45
Lou
10
F
OHSt
52
NW
3
F
WVU
14
Okla
52
F
Wisc
23
Ill
24
F
Mich
21
PSU
28
F
Fla
38
SCar
27
F
KY
0
UGA
21
F
Aub
51
Ark
10
F
Oreg
35
Wash
31
F
AzSt
3
Utah
21
F
Boise
25
BYU
28
F
Kans
48
Tex
50
F
Bayl
45
OkSt
27
F
Temp
21
SMU
45
F
Minn
42
Rut
7
F
Tuls
13
Cin
24
F
Mizzu
14
Vand
21
F
Purd
20
Iowa
26
F
ULMon
7
App
52
F
SoAl
13
Troy
37
F
ULLaf
37
ArkSt
20
F
UCLA
34
Stan
16
F
Marsh
36
FlAtl
31
F
Pitt
27
Syr
20
F
UNLV
27
Fres
56
F
Kent
38
Ohio
45
F
Hou
24
UConn
17
F
IASt
34
TxTch
24
F
GATec
28
MiaFL
21
F OT
NCSt
24
BC
45
F
C Mi
38
BGSU
20
F
Toled
14
Ball
52
F
NIU
24
MiaOH
27
F
OreSt
21
Cal
17
F
TCU
17
K St
24
F
CoCar
27
GaSo
30
F(2OT)
NM
10
Wyo
23
F
Buff
21
Akr
0
F
SoFL
3
Navy
35
F
SMiss
30
LaTec
45
F
UNC
41
VaTec
43
F(5OT)
Duke
14
UVA
48
F
Ind
34
MD
28
F
Char
14
W Ky
30
F
OD
14
UAB
38
F
MidTN
30
NorTx
33
F
Rice
27
UTSA
31
F
Maine
44
Lib
59
F
WestMI
27
E Mi
34
F
Tul
17
Mem
47
F
ECU
28
UCF
41
F
Colo
10
WaSt
41
F
SDSU
27
SJSU
17
F
Army
21
GASt
28
F
UTEP
17
FLInt
32
F
TxAM
24
Miss
17
F
FlaSt
20
Wake
22
F
Ariz
14
USC
41
F
Nev
10
UtSt
36
F
AF
56
Hawaii
26
F

Oct 19, 2019, 4:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(22) Missouri (5-2)

0

7

7

0

14

Vanderbilt (2-5)

0

14

0

7

21

Vaughn scores twice, Vandy upsets No. 22 Missouri 21-14
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:52 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Derek Mason wants it known he's the best coach for the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Riley Neal came off the bench and threw a 21-yard touchdown to Cam Johnson with 8:57 left, and Vanderbilt upset No. 22 Missouri 21-14 on Saturday with a stifling defensive performance.

Ke'Shawn Vaughn ran for a touchdown and also took a screen 61 yards for another score as Vanderbilt (2-5, 1-3 Southeastern Conference) snapped a three-game skid to Missouri after losing five of the previous seven in the series. It was a big win with Mason's job status in his sixth season questioned loudly after a blowout loss to UNLV a week ago.

Feeling under the gun all week, Mason and his Commodores responded with the program's first win over a Top 25 team since beating No. 18 Kansas state in 2017 and first over a ranked SEC team since downing No. 24 Tennessee in 2016.

"It's been a rough patch, but man I told my team this and I want everybody to understand this ok?" Mason said after the game. "A lot of people want this job, so they think. But I'm the man that's built for this job. Every day man we grind. We grind. Don't question us. Don't question us. Who we are, what we do or how we play. We're Vanderbilt men."

Missouri (5-2, 2-1) came in leading the SEC East waiting for the Tigers' appeal of NCAA sanctions to be heard. The Tigers also played their first game since moving into the Top 25 with a five-game winning streak - all at home. The crowd was announced at 23,900.

"When you come in an environment like this, you're on the road you got to bring your energy and I feel like we just (didn't) come ready to play," Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant said.

Vanderbilt held Missouri to a season-low in points with the Tigers 17th nationally averaging 38.8 points a game. The Commodores sacked Bryant three times, and Allan George intercepted Bryant's pass in the end zone with 6:44 left in the third quarter.

Missouri had a chance to tie except Vanderbilt sacked Bryant for the third time, and Tucker McCann pulled a 48-yarder wide left for his second missed field goal. Neal and Vanderbilt ran out the final 6 minutes for the win.

"We got out-coached, and I think we got out-executed the entire four quarters," Missouri coach Barry Odom said.

Neal started the first six games of the season only to be benched for Mo Hasan against Missouri. The walk-on junior college transfer who had thrown only six passes last season as a backup became the third quarterback this season to jump-start an offense that has been one of the nation's worst.

Missouri safety Tyree Gillespie knocked Hasan out of the game late in the third quarter, going low and leading with his helmet as the Vanderbilt quarterback slid at the end of a run. Hasan was visibly woozy as he stood up, and Gillespie was ejected for targeting after review.

Neal came in, and Missouri linebacker Cameron Wilkins intercepted his first pass and went 42 yards to the Vandy 6. Larry Rountree ran 6 yards for the tying TD on the next play as Missouri tied it at 14 with 1:37 left in the third.

But Neal drove the Commodores 65 yards and capped the drive with the toss that Johnson took to the end zone for the lead.

THE TAKEAWAY

Missouri: The Tigers came in having scored 31 or more points in 11 straight games, the second-longest streak nationally behind only Oklahoma (16). That ended against a Vanderbilt defense that came in ranked 124th out of 130 FBS teams allowing 482.7 yards a game. The Tigers also hurt themselves season-high 12 penalties for 120 yards.

"We won't beat anybody when we do that," Odom said.

Vanderbilt: Mason said he decided last weekend that Hasan would start, a decision announced at the end of pregame warmups. He also said the quarterback wanted to return, but Mason wanted to be cautious with an open date up next. Hasan was 7 of 11 for 120 yards and a TD, and he ran nine times for 34 yards before taking the hit to the helmet.

POLL IMPACT

The Tigers' stay in the Top 25 likely ends at one week when the poll comes out Sunday.

VANDY D

The Commodores' biggest defensive move came with coordinator Jason Tarver moving from the sideline to the coaches' box. They responded by giving up a season-low in points and fewest by an SEC opponent since a 38-13 win over Tennessee last season. They also held Missouri to 3-of-15 on third downs while notching a season-high eight tackles for loss. The Tigers managed 293 yards of total offense.

"I think we found some chemistry. The reality is, for us, it's been something missing," Mason said. "Just a little something missing. And what guys realized tonight, if you just do your job, OK, you play for each other and just do your job, maybe you can play good football, and that's exactly what they did."

UP NEXT

Missouri: Visits Kentucky next.

Vanderbilt: Open date before visiting South Carolina on Nov. 2.

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Passing

Mizzu Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Bryant 26 13 50.0 1 140 55 1 63.0
Vand Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
M. Hasan 11 7 63.6 1 120 61 0 130.9
R. Neal 8 3 37.5 1 45 21 1 56.8

Rushing

Mizzu Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Bryant 16 72 4.5 26 0
T. Badie 10 47 4.7 14 0
Vand Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Vaughn 29 96 3.3 12 1
M. Hasan 9 34 3.8 21 0

Receiving

Mizzu Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Scott 2 69 34.5 55 0
J. Nance 3 34 11.3 17 0
Vand Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Vaughn 4 80 20.0 61 1
K. Lipscomb 1 34 34.0 34 0

Fumbles

Returning

Mizzu KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
C. Musser 0 - 0 0 3 2.3 0 6
T. Badie 1 22.0 0 22 0 - 0 0
Vand KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Shelton-Mosley 1 19.0 0 19 4 12.5 0 31

Punting

Mizzu Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. McCann 7 351 50.1 58
Vand Punt Yds Avg LgPu
H. Smith 8 345 43.1 58

Takeaways

Mizzu Int Yds InTD
C. Wilkins 1 42 0
Vand Int Yds InTD
A. George 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Mizzu Vand
Points For 14 21
Total Yards 293 315
Rushing Yards 153 150
Passing Yards 140 165
Passing Completions / Attempts 13/26 10/19
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 18 17
Penalties - Yards 12/120 7/72
Time Of Possession 9:09 51:51
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/15 3/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 7/50 8/43

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Mizzu Vand
No scores this quarter
2nd Quarter Mizzu Vand
Vand 3:00 TD Ke'Shawn Vaughn 1 yd run (Ryley Guay kick) 0 7
Mizzu 5:57 TD Albert Okwuegbunam 4 yd pass from Kelly Bryant (Tucker McCann kick) 7 7
Vand 12:54 TD Ke'Shawn Vaughn 61 yd pass from Mo Hasan (Ryley Guay kick) 7 14
3rd Quarter Mizzu Vand
Mizzu 13:23 TD Larry Rountree III 6 yd run (Tucker McCann kick) 14 14
4th Quarter Mizzu Vand
Vand 6:03 TD Cam Johnson 21 yd pass from Riley Neal (Ryley Guay kick) 14 21

Game Information

Stadium: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance: 23,900
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