Vanderbilt 52, Alabama-Birmingham 24

Date - Saturday, September 28, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - Vanderbilt Stadium
Attendance - 32467

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Alabama-Birmingham 3 3 3 15 24
Vanderbilt 7 17 7 21 52

Recap


Vanderbilt 52, Alabama-Birmingham 24: Jerron Seymour rushed for 107 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Austyn Carta-Samuels threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another as the host Commodores won their second straight.

Jordan Matthews' 5-yard touchdown catch tied the senior with Dan Stricker for the career receiving touchdowns lead at Vanderbilt with 21 while Jonathan Krause went over 100 yards receiving for a second straight game with 108. Seymour extended his streak of games with a rushing touchdown to five for the Commodores (3-2).

Austin Brown and Jonathan Perry split time at quarterback and combined for 206 yards passing and two scores for Alabama-Birmingham (1-3). Darius Powell and Jamari Staples had the Blazers' only touchdowns and Jordan Howard led the team in rushing with 92 yards on nine carries.

The Commodores jumped in front early with a pair of scores from Seymour and a 50-yard field goal by Carey Spear, and a relentless defense held the Blazers' offense to two field goals from Ty Long in the first half. Leading 17-6 in the second quarter, Kenny Ladler intercepted Brown with 2:18 remaining and the Commodores drove 68 yards in nine plays to go up 24-6 after Carta-Samuels scored from a yard out with five seconds remaining before halftime. 

Daniel White intercepted Carta-Samuels on the Commodores' first possession of the third quarter and the Blazers converted the turnover into three points on a 37-yard field goal by Long, but Vanderbilt answered back with an 8-yard score on the ground by Wesley Tate on the ensuing drive. Alabama-Birmingham recovered an onside kick after Perry connected with Powell for a 29-yard score with 12:48 remaining, but the Blazers were unable to capitalize and build a comeback.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Spear is the first kicker in Vanderbilt history with four made field goals from 50-plus yards. ... Matthews also passed Boo Mitchell for third all-time in career receptions at Vanderbilt with 190. ... Jamarcus Nelson - the Blazers' leading receiver on the season - left the game with an ankle injury in the second quarter and did not return.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:45
Vanderbilt   TD  Vanderbilt 7 - Alabama-Birmingham 0
1st Quarter - 1:47
Alabama-Birmingham   FG  Vanderbilt 7 - Alabama-Birmingham 3
2nd Quarter - 14:11
Vanderbilt   FG  Vanderbilt 10 - Alabama-Birmingham 3
2nd Quarter - 9:23
Alabama-Birmingham   FG  Vanderbilt 10 - Alabama-Birmingham 6
2nd Quarter - 9:04
Vanderbilt   TD  Vanderbilt 17 - Alabama-Birmingham 6
2nd Quarter - 0:05
Vanderbilt   TD  Vanderbilt 24 - Alabama-Birmingham 6
3rd Quarter - 9:19
Alabama-Birmingham   FG  Vanderbilt 24 - Alabama-Birmingham 9
3rd Quarter - 2:54
Vanderbilt   TD  Vanderbilt 31 - Alabama-Birmingham 9
4th Quarter - 14:56
Vanderbilt   TD  Vanderbilt 38 - Alabama-Birmingham 9
4th Quarter - 12:48
Alabama-Birmingham   TD  Vanderbilt 38 - Alabama-Birmingham 17
4th Quarter - 10:00
Vanderbilt   TD  Vanderbilt 45 - Alabama-Birmingham 17
4th Quarter - 5:55
Vanderbilt   TD  Vanderbilt 52 - Alabama-Birmingham 17
4th Quarter - 1:08
Alabama-Birmingham   TD  Vanderbilt 52 - Alabama-Birmingham 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Alabama-Birmingham Vanderbilt
W/L 1 - 3 - 0 3 - 2 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Alabama-Birmingham Vanderbilt
Score 24 52
First Downs 17 23
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-15
27%
5-for-10
50%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 362 540
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 29-156 35-206
Average/Rush 5.4 5.9
Passing
Comp-Att 19-36 23-29
Passing Yards 206 334
Average/Pass Play 5.4 10.8
Penalties-Yards 6-42 6-62
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Time of Possession 30:36 29:24

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Perry 9/16 155 2 1
A. Brown 10/20 51 0 1
Vanderbilt (3 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Carta-Samuels 23/29 334 2 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Howard 9 92 10.2 0
D. Reaves 14 45 3.2 0
G. Franklin 3 19 6.3 0
J. Nelson 1 9 9.0 0
A. Brown 2 -9 -4.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Seymour 12 107 8.9 2
W. Tate 9 53 5.9 1
P. Robinette 3 27 9.0 1
A. Carta-Samuels 5 10 2.0 1
B. Kimbrow 3 7 2.3 0
D. King 1 4 4.0 0
J. Grady 1 -1 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Nelson 5 69 13.8 0
D. Powell 5 56 11.2 1
N. Height 1 26 26.0 0
K. Backman 3 21 7.0 0
J. Staples 3 17 5.7 1
G. Franklin 1 11 11.0 0
D. Reaves 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Matthews 8 115 14.4 1
J. Krause 4 108 27.0 0
J. Seymour 3 45 15.0 0
F. Lassing 3 18 6.0 1
W. Tate 1 18 18.0 0
J. Cunningham 2 12 6.0 0
K. Kentera 1 10 10.0 0
S. Scheu 1 8 8.0 0