The key to stopping Vanderbilt's offense is stopping Ralph Webb

Can Webb manufacture any offense against the Tennessee defense? Christopher Hanewinckel USA TODAY SportsVanderbilt currently sits dead last in scoring offense in the nation with a putrid average of 14 points per game. While that's obviously cause for concern, you can't put much of that blame on sophomore running back Ralph Webb. Webb consistently faces eight-man fronts and yet has...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mason making it clear freshman QB must boost Vandy offense

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Vanderbilt Commodores' offense has nearly withered away over the past month, and coach Derek Mason is making it clear freshman quarterback Kyle Shurmur must give them a big boost. ''Playing well, doing whatever it takes to keep this offense on the field,'' Mason said Tuesday. ''Can we manufacture points? That's what we have to do. We have to play well...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Hate Crime Turns Out To Be Blind Girl's Dog's Poop

Nov 14, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores wide receiver Caleb Scott (9) is lifted by teammate Vanderbilt Commodores tight end Sean Dowling (89) in celebration after scoring a touchdown against the Kentucky Wildcats during the first half at Vanderbilt Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports Jim BrownCampus racism is so hot right now all the pc bros and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt makes 2 goal-line stands, beats Kentucky 21-17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt's defense made two goal-line stands and safety Oren Burks intercepted two passes, leading the Commodores to a 21-17 win over the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday. It was the most points scored by the Commodores (4-6, 2-4 SEC) since a 47-7 win over Austin Peay on Sept. 19. Vanderbilt second-year coach Derek Mason recorded his second SEC win. Slumping...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mason looking for new way to boost Vanderbilt's offense

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Vanderbilt Commodores have an obvious problem with their stagnant offense. Finding a solution is proving much elusive. The Commodores are averaging only 6.8 points in their last four games and have scored just three touchdowns in the last four games. Coach Derek Mason hinted Tuesday he might try a new approach Saturday against the Kentucky Wildcats (4-5...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida freshman DL thanks fans after Saturday’s win

When it was all said and done Saturday, the Florida Gators had accomplished something that even their biggest supporters may have thought was a few years off. With a 9-7 win over Vanderbilt on homecoming weekend, the Gators clinched the SEC East in Jim McElwain’s first year as head coach. One of the top recruits McElwain was able to bring into Gainesville this past year was defensive...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Vanderbilt Running Back Scores Amazing Touchdown, Makes Fun Of Gators

Florida came into Vanderbilt knowing they were one win away from clinching the SEC East. Vanderbilt isn’t letting them get away that easy. A tough Vanderbilt defense has held the Gators to only six points in three quarters and has caused four turnovers so far. The Vanderbilt offense hasn’t been as productive but their one touchdown and its extra point is helping them lead the...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gainesville-native Webb gives Vanderbilt halftime lead over Florida

Vanderbilt holds a slim 7-6 lead over Florida in "The Swamp" Dale Zanine CopyrightedIt's Homecoming Weekend currently at Florida. A Gainesville native, Vanderbilt running back Ralph Webb also wanted to be a part of the festivities. Following a Treon Harris interception, Webb scampered 74 yards to give the Commodores a 7-6 lead at halftime. Thus far in the contest, Webb has rushed...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Vanderbilt’s Ralph Webb Breaks 74-Yard Touchdown, Gator Chomps At Fans

Florida needs one win to wrap up the SEC East, but Vanderbilt is not making it easy. The Commodores have made a number of huge plays on defense, and star running back Ralph Webb took advantage, breaking a massive 74-yard touchdown to give his team the lead. After the score, he threw in a little gator chomp to celebrate. Click here to watch if ESPN’s video doesn’t work on your...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Injured Vandy LB Bowden, OT Skule to miss rest of season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Injured Vanderbilt linebacker Nigel Bowden and offensive tackle Justin Skule will miss the rest of the season. Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason announced Tuesday that neither player would be available the rest of the season. Mason added that quarterback Kyle Shurmur is ''day to day'' after getting hurt last week in a 34-0 loss to Houston. Bowden had a team-high...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Retrial of ex-Vanderbilt football players on rape charges set for April

Former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg looks at the jury as Judge Wilkins reads the charges during his trial on Jan. 27, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn.  John Partipilo POOL The Tennessean The retrial of two former Vanderbilt University football players on rape charges is scheduled for April 4.Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey are accused of raping an unconscious fellow...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Retrial of ex-Vanderbilt football players set for April

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The retrial of two former Vanderbilt University football players on rape charges is scheduled for April 4. In criminal court in Nashville on Thursday, prosecutors asked Judge Monte Watkins to consider the victim and set an earlier date. Watkins said he had to consider all sides, and the April 4 date was one that everyone could agree on. Jury selection will...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Missouri Defense Gives Up First Touchdown In Six Quarters--To Vanderbilt?

The Missouri offense has left something to be desired this season, but the defense is easily one of the best in football. Leading into Saturday's game against Vanderbilt they had not given up a touchdown in awhile. So going up against a lackluster Vanderbilt team the hope was probably that the defense could keep the streak going--but it just wasn't meant to be.They had to come up...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

SEC-worst 10 interceptions may cost McCrary Vandy QB job

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason has run out of patience with quarterback Johnny McCrary. The Commodores have turned the ball over more than any other team in the Southeastern Conference thanks largely to McCrary's league-high 10 interceptions. The sophomore turned the ball over four times in last week's 19-10 loss at South Carolina. ''We're going to make the changes...
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October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Judge agrees to postpone retrial in Vanderbilt rape case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A Nashville judge has postponed the trial of two former Vanderbilt football players who were convicted of rape but ordered to be retried. Former players Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey had been scheduled to be retried Nov. 30. A Nashville judge granted a request Monday for the delay over objections from prosecutors, who said the victim had already been through...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt comes from behind to beat Middle Tennessee 17-13

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Ralph Webb ran for a 39-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter to lift Vanderbilt past Middle Tennessee 17-13 on Saturday night. The Commodores overcame a 10-point deficit with two touchdowns in the final 6:14. Quarterback Johnny McCrary scored on a 29-yard run before Webb scored with 1:12 left to play. It was Vanderbilt's (2-3) first win against an...
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October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Vandy heads to MTSU trying to snap 3-game skid in series

On paper, Vanderbilt visiting Middle Tennessee of Conference USA should be a mismatch with the Commodores from the mighty Southeastern Conference. Instead, the Commodores find themselves underdogs as they resume a rivalry with a program not even an hour's drive from Nashville trying to avoid another loss to a C-USA team after dropping the opener 14-12 loss to Western Kentucky. They...
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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Georgia releases second episode of 'Inside UGA Football'

Georgia survived a tougher than expected trip to Nashville last week, as the Vanderbilt defense kept their team in the game before two Johnny McCrary interceptions sealed the fate of the Commodores. For all the Bulldog fans out there, this is your chance to go behind the scenes on the preparation for that game as well as other off the field challenges the players and coaching staff...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Georgia LB Lorenzo Carter Ejected For Hit On Vanderilt QB Johnny McCrary

Vanderbilt has had a tough time generating offense over the last year or so, and the Commodores certainly don't need the job made any tougher. Georgia linebacker Lorenzo Carter nearly did just that with a late hit on Vanderbilt quarterback Johnny McCrary. McCrary didn't appear to be hurt or injured in anyway, but if he was it wouldn't have been surprising.It was a heck of a blow...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt G prefers Ralph Webb over Nick Chubb

To say that the Georgia Bulldogs have had the Vanderbilt Commodores’ number in their rivalry would be an understatement. Despite the Commodores pulling off the big upset in 2013, the Bulldogs have been dominant in their rivalry. This week, the two meet up in Nashville and the 8th-ranked Bulldogs look to dominate once again. One reason the Bulldogs were so dominant in their 44-17...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt OL Would Pick Commodores’ Ralph Webb Over Georgia’s Nick Chubb

As a sophomore, Nick Chubb is already one of the most deadly, prolific running backs in all of college football. The kid is going to be in the Heisman Trophy race this year and basically help Georgia compete for a national championship. There isn’t a man alive who wouldn’t want Chubb on his team right now. Well, apparently there’s one guy who would choose another running back...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Vandy OG: 'I'd rather have Ralph Webb than Nick Chubb'

Most discussions about the best running backs in college football will begin with Nick Chubb. If he’s not the first player mentioned, he should be the second or third. Vanderbilt sophomore Ralph Webb is coming off of a nice year, totally 907 yards and four touchdowns, but most wouldn’t put him in the same category as Chubb. Vanderbilt guard Jake Bernstein is an exception. When...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Western Kentucky know Vandy's two-point conversion play?

Vanderbilt's 14-12 loss to Western Kentucky in Thursday night's season opener was a heartbreaker, with a potential tying two-point conversion attempt in the final minute getting stopped just inches short of the goal line. On the play, quarterback Johnny McCrary rolled to the right and threw a quick out to Andy Marcus, one of three receivers to the right side, but Marcus was cut down...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

McCrary blames himself for 'bad decisions' in Vandy's loss

Vanderbilt came up just short -- literally -- against Western Kentucky in Thursday night's season-opening 14-12 loss. Afterward, quarterback Wade McCrary said he had no one to blame but himself.McCrary threw two interceptions in the end zone as the Commodores came away with a total of zero points in their first three possessions that got inside the Hilltoppers' 10-yard line."It was...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Vandy QB decision made but won't be announced

Vanderbilt has a starting quarterback. Second-year coach Derek Mason reportedly said Tuesday at his first press conference of the season that a decision was made last week as to whether Wade Freebeck or Johnny McCrary will start Thursday night in the Commodores' season opener.Which one will it be? Well ...“Quarterback will not be addressed," Mason said, according to The Tennessean...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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