Boxscore
Northwestern 23, Vanderbilt 13
Saturday, September 8, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Ryan Field
Attendance - 31644

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Vanderbilt 7 3 0 3 13
Northwestern 3 0 3 17 23

Recap


Northwestern 23, Vanderbilt 13: Venric Mark ran for 123 yards and Jeff Budzien booted the go-ahead field goal from 18 yards with 2:01 remaining as the Wildcats outlasted the visiting Commodores.

The Wildcats defense, which held Vanderbilt to three second-half points, forced a fumble by quarterback Jordan Rodgers on the first play after the ensuing kickoff and recovered. Quarterback Kain Colter sealed it with a 29-yard touchdown run on third and 19 with 1:24 left.

Mark capped an 86-yard drive with a 7-yard touchdown run up the middle with 9:28 remaining to put Northwestern up 13-10. However, the Commodores (1-1) responded with 26-yard field goal by Casey Spear to tie it with 5:21 left.

Northwestern (2-0) allowed 470 yards passing to Syracuse in its opener, but gave up just 217 to Rodgers – 86 in the second half. Vandy’s Jordan Matthews had 75 yards receiving, nine in the second half.

Vanderbilt took the opening kickoff and drove 77 yards in 13 plays to take a 7-0 lead. Rodgers hit Matthews across the middle for 22 yards and a score with 10:11 left in the first quarter.

Rodgers had 201 yards of total offense as the Commodores took a 10-3 lead into halftime, thanks to Spear’s 32-yard field goal early in the second quarter. Vanderbilt could have increased their lead, but Rodgers fumbled at the Northwestern 19 with 40 seconds left in the half.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Northwestern, starting its first four-game home stand since 1934, took a 2-1-1 lead in the series. … Vanderbilt’s top running back Zac Stacy was held to 36 yards rushing. … Vanderbilt had its four-game win streak against non-conference teams snapped.
  
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:11
Vanderbilt   TD  Northwestern 0 - Vanderbilt 7
1st Quarter - 7:14
Northwestern   FG  Northwestern 3 - Vanderbilt 7
2nd Quarter - 12:38
Vanderbilt   FG  Northwestern 3 - Vanderbilt 10
3rd Quarter - 10:16
Northwestern   FG  Northwestern 6 - Vanderbilt 10
4th Quarter - 9:28
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 13 - Vanderbilt 10
4th Quarter - 5:21
Vanderbilt   FG  Northwestern 13 - Vanderbilt 13
4th Quarter - 2:01
Northwestern   FG  Northwestern 16 - Vanderbilt 13
4th Quarter - 1:43
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 23 - Vanderbilt 13
TEAMS

Team Records

  Vanderbilt Northwestern
W/L 0 - 2 - 0 2 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Vanderbilt Northwestern
Score 13 23
First Downs 17 23
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-15
27%
8-for-17
47%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-3
67%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 318 324
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 34-101 46-191
Average/Rush 3.0 4.2
Passing
Comp-Att 17-33 17-31
Passing Yards 217 133
Average/Pass Play 6.0 4.2
Penalties-Yards 4-40 5-40
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 29:44 30:16

PLAYER STATS

Vanderbilt (0 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Rodgers 17/33 217 1 0
Northwestern (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Siemian 10/16 91 0 0
K. Colter 7/15 42 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Rodgers 15 51 3.4 0
Z. Stacy 13 36 2.8 0
B. Kimbrow 4 14 3.5 0
J. Krause 1 2 2.0 0
W. Tate 1 -2 -2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
V. Mark 24 123 5.1 1
K. Colter 13 66 5.1 1
M. Trumpy 4 9 2.2 0
T. Jones 1 3 3.0 0
T. Green 2 -1 -0.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Boyd 6 76 12.7 0
J. Matthews 6 75 12.5 1
Z. Stacy 1 55 55.0 0
F. Lassing 1 7 7.0 0
W. Tate 1 5 5.0 0
J. Krause 1 2 2.0 0
J. Grady 1 -3 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Lawrence 3 49 16.3 0
K. Prater 3 24 8.0 0
C. Jones 2 15 7.5 0
V. Mark 1 14 14.0 0
T. Jones 3 13 4.3 0
C. Dickerson 1 6 6.0 0
D. Vitale 1 5 5.0 0
D. Fields 2 4 2.0 0
M. Trumpy 1 3 3.0 0
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