Vanderbilt 27, Mississippi 26

Date - Saturday, November 10, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
Attendance - 60572

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Vanderbilt 3 3 14 7 27
Mississippi 7 9 7 3 26

Recap


Vanderbilt 27, Mississippi 26: Jordan Rodgers hit Chris Boyd for a 26-yard touchdown with 52 seconds remaining as the visiting Commodores earned bowl eligibility for the second consecutive season for the first time in school history.

Down 23-6 early in the third quarter, Vanderbilt (6-4, 4-3 SEC) rallied. Rodgers hit Jordan Matthews with a 52-yard touchdown pass with 9:52 left in the third quarter to start the Commodores’ comeback.

Mississippi (5-5, 2-4 SEC) used three Bryson Rose field goals and two touchdowns from quarterback Bo Wallace to build a 23-6 lead. Vanderbilt, which lost leading rusher Zac Stacy to a right leg injury in the first quarter, pulled within 23-20 on Wesley Tate’s 2-yard touchdown with 2:33 left in the third quarter.

The Rebels went up 26-20 on Rose’s fourth field goal, from 27 yards, with 2:43 remaining. Rodgers picked up three yards on fourth-and-2 from the Commodores’ 46, then found Boyd down the left sideline four plays later for the game winner.

Rodgers completed 20 of 35 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns. Wallace finished 31-for-49 for 403 yards. The Rebels rushed for only 55 yards.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Stacy was lost on his second carry of the night. Tate and Brian Kimbrow took over the main rushing duties in Stacy’s absence. … Rose made field goals from 22, 28, 41 and 27 yards. … Mississippi needs one more victory to gain bowl eligibility for the first time since 2009.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:16
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 7 - Vanderbilt 0
1st Quarter - 0:32
Vanderbilt   FG  Mississippi 7 - Vanderbilt 3
2nd Quarter - 12:34
Mississippi   FG  Mississippi 10 - Vanderbilt 3
2nd Quarter - 7:20
Mississippi   FG  Mississippi 13 - Vanderbilt 3
2nd Quarter - 2:16
Mississippi   FG  Mississippi 16 - Vanderbilt 3
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Vanderbilt   FG  Mississippi 16 - Vanderbilt 6
3rd Quarter - 11:46
Mississippi   TD  Mississippi 23 - Vanderbilt 6
3rd Quarter - 9:52
Vanderbilt   TD  Mississippi 23 - Vanderbilt 13
3rd Quarter - 2:33
Vanderbilt   TD  Mississippi 23 - Vanderbilt 20
4th Quarter - 2:43
Mississippi   FG  Mississippi 26 - Vanderbilt 20
4th Quarter - 0:52
Vanderbilt   TD  Mississippi 26 - Vanderbilt 27
TEAMS

Team Records

  Vanderbilt Mississippi
W/L 6 - 4 - 0 5 - 5 - 0
Conference 4 - 3 - 0 2 - 4 - 0

Team Stats

  Vanderbilt Mississippi
Score 27 26
First Downs 17 24
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-16
38%
8-for-21
38%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 361 458
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 34-94 40-55
Average/Rush 2.8 1.4
Passing
Comp-Att 21-36 31-50
Passing Yards 267 403
Average/Pass Play 7.0 7.6
Penalties-Yards 3-20 7-33
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 26:34 33:26

PLAYER STATS

Vanderbilt (6 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Rodgers 21/36 279 2 0
Mississippi (5 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Wallace 31/49 403 1 0
R. Mackey 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
W. Tate 15 43 2.9 1
B. Kimbrow 9 41 4.6 0
Z. Stacy 2 17 8.5 0
J. Rodgers 8 -7 -0.9 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Scott 24 47 2.0 0
R. Mackey 2 4 2.0 0
B. Wallace 13 4 0.3 1
I. Mathers 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Matthews 9 153 17.0 1
C. Boyd 5 64 12.8 1
K. Kentera 2 29 14.5 0
W. Tate 2 16 8.0 0
J. Grady 1 12 12.0 0
J. Krause 1 8 8.0 0
B. Kimbrow 1 -3 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Logan 8 160 20.0 0
V. Sanders 5 96 19.2 1
D. Moncrief 8 74 9.2 0
K. Neat 5 45 9.0 0
J. Mosley 2 15 7.5 0
J. Scott 3 13 4.3 0