VANDERBILT BOWL BOUND!

Vanderbilt, led by Zac Stacy who gained 184 rushing yards for three touchdowns, piled up over 480 yards of total offense in beating Wake Forest 41-7. The win improved the Commodores' record to 6-6 and qualified the team for its second bowl in four years and fifth in the program's history.

Vanderbilt scored on all four posessions of the first half to take a 27-7 halftime lead.

Brandon Barden caught a 73-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to give Vandy a 20-7 lead. After making the catch, Barden hurdled over a Demon Deacon defender and then stiff armed another on the way to the end zone.

The Vandy lead swelled to 34-7 in the third quarter when Larry Smith, who had entered the game as a wide out, connected to Jordan Matthews on a 45-yard bomb.

Vanderbilt has participated in four bowls in its history including the 2008 Music City; 1982 Hall of Fame; 1975 Peach; 1955 Gator. Vanderbilt has a 2-1-1 all-time record in bowls.

Stay tuned for more on this exciting development from VandyMania.com.

VandyMania.com Recommended Stories


  • Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…

  • Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.

  • Here’s a way to watch football and improve your golf swing at the same time. In your living room (or on the range), practice the one-minute golf swing, as shown in this video. Set the timer on your…

  • Dr. Roto, like many others, can't believe Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (pictured above) passed for over 300 yards and rushed for over 100 yards in the same game. First time that's ever happened…

  • As soon as those winds fall off, get into the stand! I always tell people you can't kill them if you aren't out, but if you want to try and pick an opportune time – this is it.