Vanderbilt-LSU As It Happened

Larry Smith (AP Photo/George Walker IV)

NASHVILLE-- Vanderbilt fell to LSU on Saturday night, 27-3 as the Tigers limited Vanderbilt to just 135 yards and 8 first downs. Look inside for commentary by Don Yates as the game progressed.

(Time, CST)

5:49  Stadium about 60 percent full with about 60 percent LSU fans.

5:51 SOG on the field playing "Dynamite".

5:57 SOG finishes National Anthem.

6:01 LSU runs onto the field.

6:02 Vandy runs onto the field. 

6:03 Vandy wins toss and defer to 2nd half.  LSU will receive.

FIRST QUARTER

6:06 Kickoff to end zone.  Returned by Patrick Peterson to 33.

6:07 LSU fumbles on first play but called down.

6:09 Vandy holds Tigers on 3rd down!

6:10 LSU punt downed at VU 21.

6:11 Krause on reverse gains 9 yards to VU 30. 

6:12 Smith overthrows bomb to John Cole forcing 4th and 1.

6:13 LSU takes punt at own 30.

6:17 LSU forced to punt for 2nd time. 

6:19 Vandy ball at own 32. Stadium now about 90 percent full with about 60 percent Vandy fans.

6:20 Smith sacked for 7 yard loss.

6:22 Kent punt pins LSU at own 7.

6:23 LSU recovers own fumble at 6.

6:23 LSU pass incomplete on 3rd down to force punt from own end zone.

6:25 VU gets ball at own 49. 

6:26 Stacy runs to LSU 44.

6:26 Herndon reception for VU first first down of game.  VU at 36 of LSU.

6:27 False start on VU.

6:28 Norman loses 3 yards on run.

6:28 Smith loses 8 yards to VU 44. 

6:29 VU forced to punt from own 46.  LSU ball at own 19.

6:33 LSU gets first 1st down.

6:34 LSU run to own 46.

6:65 Brannon TFL to LSU 44.

6:35 LSU pass to Vandy 36.

6:36 LSU runs to VU 41, 1st down.

6:37 LSU player leaps over VU player to VU 35.

6:38 End of 1st quarter.  Vanderbilt 0, LSU 0

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SECOND QUARTER

6:44 LSU first down to VU 30.

6:44 Casey Hayward  with a nice pass break up.

6:45 Russell Sheppard runs for a 30 yard LSU touchdown. 14:20 on clock, 7-0 LSU.

6:48 Warren Norman returns kickoff to LSU 31.

6:49 Zac Stacy 5-yard rush but personal foul on Joey Bailey.

6:51 False start on Vandy puts them on their own 17.

6:52 VU forced to punt from own 22.  LSU gets punt at own 34 after 50 yard punt by Richard Kent.

6:55 LSU first down at LSU 47.

6:55 Jefferson sacked by T.J. Greenstone, loss of 6 to LSU 40.

6:57 VU forces LSU to punt from own 44. 

6:57 VU ball at own 24.

7:00 Illegal crack block on Udom Umah

7:03 Smith sacked for 11 yard loss to 2-yard line.

7:03 Kent boots a 31-yard punt to VU's own 33.

7:06 LSU first down at VU 22.

7:07 LSU's Jefferson runs to VU 19.

7:08 Vandy's Jay Fullam forces a misfired Jefferson pass which leads to a 4th down. 

7:08 LSU field goal 36-yard field goal makes it 10-0 LSU with 5:27 left in half.  (Josh Jasper FG)

7:11 Eric Samuels returns kickoff to VU 24.

7:13 Smith pass to Jonathan Krause at VU 47.

7:14 Stacy runs to midfield.

7:15 Smith pummeled before throwing incomplete.

7:15 Smith sacked for 7 yard loss.

7:17 Kent 57-yard punt into Tiger end zone.

7:18 LSU fumbles pitch to own 4.  Loss of 16 yards. VU timeout.

7:21 LSU facing 3rd and 28 from on 2, calls timeout.

7:23 Jefferson runs to 9 for fourth and 21. VU timeout.

7:25 LSU punt goes out of bounds at LSU 48.

7:25 Smith sacked for 11 yard loss to VU 41.

7:26 Smith runs out of bounds for 1 yard gain to force 4th and 20.

7:27 Kent punts to for 37 yards to Tiger 21.

7:27 LSU runs for 12.

7:28 Sheppard tackled for loss by Walker May (loss of 3).

7:30 1st half ends.  LSU 10, Vanderbilt 0

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THIRD QUARTER

7:52 Warren Norman returns KO to 35-yard line of VU (28 yard return).

7:54 Norman run to LSU 14 (51 yard run).  Personal foul on LSU puts ball at LSU 7.

7:56 Smith tackled for loss of 2 forces Field goal.

7:57 Fowler makes 23-yard field goal.  LSU 10, Vanderbilt 3.  12:56 clock.

8:00 Short kickoff gives LSU start at own 34.

8:01 LSU pass broken up by John Stokes to force 3rd and 2.

8:02 LSU gets 1st down at own 47.

8:03 Fugger breaks up LSU pass.

8:04 LSU pass to Randall for 1st down at VU 37.

8:04 LSU pass to Ware to VU 13.

8:07 False start on LSU makes it 3rd and 10 at VU 13.

8:08 Jefferson's pass intercepted by Casey Hayward (touchback to LSU 20).

8:08 Attendance announced at 36,940. 

8:11 Brandon Barden injured after catching a 5 yard pass from Larry Smith.

8:14 Norman run for 4 to force 3rd and 1.

8:15 Wesley Tate picks up first down.

8:15 Stacy tackled for 1 yard loss (at VU 30).

8:17 Smith runs comes up 1 yard short. 4th and 1 at VU 39.

8:17 Delay of game called on Vanderbilt.

8:18 Peterson calls fair catch at LSU 19.

8:19 Jefferson runs for 9 to LSU 28.

8:20 Sheppard tackled for 2 yard loss.

8:21 LSU pass to LSU 36 gives them 1st down.

8:23 LSU pass to VU 49 gives then 1st down.

8:25 LSU run to VU 38 for first down. End of 3rd Quarter

LSU 10, Vanderbilt 3

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FOURTH QUARTER

8:28 Ridley run to VU 15. 

8:28 Ridley run to VU 10.

8:30 Blue runs to VU 8 forces 3rd and 4.

8:30 LSU run to 6 forces 4th and 1 field goal.

8:31 LSU makes field goal. 13-3 LSU with 12:25 to go.

8:34 Warren Norman fumbles kickoff.  LSU ball at Vandy 26.

8:35 Ridley to VU 15. 

8:36 Ridley to VU 5.

8:36 Ridley for no gain.  3rd and 1.

8:37 Ridley 6-yard TD run.  LSU 20, Vanderbilt 3 10:28 to go.

8:41 Norman returns kickoff to VU 29.

8:42 Smith pass to Barden for 9 yards to VU 38.

8:42 Norman 4 yard run for 1st down to VU 42.

8:43 Smith pass to Barden for 7 at VU 49.

8:43 Norman run to LSU 42, 1st down.

8:44 Smith pass to Barden to LSU 30, 1st down.

8:45 Zac Stacy fumbles but recovers.  Loses 7 yards.

8:45 Stacy runs for gain of 5 to VU 32.

8:46 Smith sacked for 9 yard loss to LSU 40, 4th down.

8:47 Delay of game on Vanderbilt.

8:47 Kent punts to LSU 18.

8:50 LSU run for 1 yard.

8:50 Lee pass to Randall for 16 yards (VU 35 yard line)

8:51 Ridley 65 yard touchdown run. LSU 27, Vanderbilt 3 clock 4:34.

8:52 Samuels fumbles kickoff but recovers and returns to VU 12.

8:53 Delay of game call on Vandy.  Jared Funk at QB.

8:55 Funk pass to Dunham, incomplete. Dunham killed by LSU DB.

8:56 VU punts from own 9.  42 yard punt by Kent to LSU 49.

9:05 LSU has run the clock out after driving to VU 35.  LSU fans celebrate.

FINAL: LSU 27, Vanderbilt 3

10:01 Stadium empty and press conferences over.  Clean up crews and media at work.

 

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