Boxscore
Vanderbilt 45, Elon University 14
Saturday, September 3, 2011 7:30 PM
Location - Vanderbilt Stadium
Attendance - 27599

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Elon University 0 7 7 0 14
Vanderbilt 7 14 3 21 45

Recap


Larry Smith threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Vanderbilt took off in the second half for a 45-14 rout of Elon on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., in coach James Franklin's debut.

Smith's 16-yard TD run put the Commodores ahead for good 14-7 with 8:20 left in the second quarter. Fourteen seconds later, Vanderbilt's Trey Wilson intercepted Elon’s Thomas Wilson and returned it for a 21-yard touchdown.

The Commodores put the game away with a 21-point fourth quarter as they won their opener for the third time in four seasons. Redshirt freshman Chris Boyd made two catches - both touchdowns - in the fourth.

Wesley Tate also added a late TD run, and Fitz Lassing caught a 15-yard pass from Smith for the game's first score.

The point total marked Vanderbilt’s highest output since a 52-6 throttling of Eastern Michigan on Oct. 9. That was also the only time the 2010 Commodores scored more than 28 points.

Elon lost despite outgaining the Commodores 323-309, but didn’t help itself by committing three turnovers, including two interceptions by new starting quarterback Wilson.

Elon's Aaron Mellette made 11 catches for 180 yards and a touchdown.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 2:38
Vanderbilt   TD  Vanderbilt 7 - Elon University 0
2nd Quarter - 11:00
Elon University   TD  Vanderbilt 7 - Elon University 7
2nd Quarter - 8:20
Vanderbilt   TD  Vanderbilt 14 - Elon University 7
2nd Quarter - 8:06
Vanderbilt   TD  Vanderbilt 21 - Elon University 7
3rd Quarter - 12:21
Elon University   TD  Vanderbilt 21 - Elon University 14
3rd Quarter - 7:53
Vanderbilt   FG  Vanderbilt 24 - Elon University 14
4th Quarter - 13:29
Vanderbilt   TD  Vanderbilt 31 - Elon University 14
4th Quarter - 11:45
Vanderbilt   TD  Vanderbilt 38 - Elon University 14
4th Quarter - 9:12
Vanderbilt   TD  Vanderbilt 45 - Elon University 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Elon University Vanderbilt
W/L 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Elon University Vanderbilt
Score 14 45
First Downs 17 16
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-16
31%
4-for-13
31%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
3-for-3
100%
Total Yards 323 309
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 37-83 24-132
Average/Rush 2.2 5.5
Passing
Comp-Att 18-31 16-31
Passing Yards 240 177
Average/Pass Play 7.3 5.5
Penalties-Yards 7-34 4-30
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Time of Possession 35:30 24:30

PLAYER STATS

Elon University (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
No Passing
Vanderbilt (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
L. Smith 13/27 125 2 0
J. Rodgers 3/4 52 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
No Rushing
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
Z. Stacy 8 35 4.4 0
L. Smith 4 34 8.5 1
W. Tate 1 23 23.0 1
C. Hayward 1 23 23.0 0
J. Seymour 4 15 3.8 0
J. Krause 1 6 6.0 0
M. Powell 2 5 2.5 0
J. Rodgers 2 -8 -4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
No receiving
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Matthews 3 58 19.3 0
C. Boyd 2 41 20.5 2
B. Barden 2 25 12.5 0
J. Seymour 2 22 11.0 0
F. Lassing 1 15 15.0 1
J. Cole 1 9 9.0 0
J. Krause 2 7 3.5 0
U. Umoh 1 1 1.0 0
Z. Stacy 2 -1 -0.5 0
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