During Vanderbilt’s go-ahead drive in Saturday’s 27-26 game, quarterback Jordan Rodgers looked like he converted a fourth-and-2 when he scrambled from the Commodores’ 46-yard line and then dove for the needed distance and was officially awarded 3 yards.
Following Tuesday’s practice, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze was asked if he had heard from the league regarding the spot of the ball, which extended the Commodores’ drive and allowed them to go ahead for the first time four plays later. (November 14, 2012, Page 6)
Two teams entered Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday looking to gain bowl eligibility. Until the final minute of the game, it looked like the Rebels would be the team to gain magic win No. 6. Then Ole Miss repeated its unfortunate recent history.
Clinging to a six-point lead late, the Rebels surrendered a last-minute touchdown and fell to Vanderbilt 27-26. (November 12, 2012, Page 1B)
Vanderbilt coach James Franklin attributed his team’s 27-26 come-from-behind win against Ole Miss on Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to the hard work they have put in since he was hired to turn things around Dec. 18, 2010.
Down 16-6 at the half and 23-6 in the early stages of the third quarter, the Commodores never blinked, they never pouted or hung their head; they only got stronger as the game wore on. Franklin, who has led the Commodores to a third road win in Southeastern Conference play this year — a first in school history — gave credit to his team for the way the overcame adversity against the Rebels. (November 12, 2012, Page 1B)
Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers didn’t think he was on the verge of a career performance midway through Saturday night’s game with Ole Miss at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. He was just 6-for-13 for 54 yards in the first half, while the Commodores totaled just 128 yards and a mere six points. (more…) (November 12, 2012, Page 1B)
The game is set for a 6 p.m. kickoff and will be televised on ESPNU. (more…) (November 10, 2012)