published Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Vanderbilt defeats Tennessee Vols, 14-10

Tennessee wide receiver Pig Howard (2) breaks past Vanderbilt safety Javon Marshall (31).
Tennessee wide receiver Pig Howard (2) breaks past Vanderbilt safety Javon Marshall (31).
Photo by Doug Strickland /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

KNOXVILLE — Patton Robinette ran for a 5-yard touchdown with 16 seconds remaining Saturday night as Vanderbilt rallied for a 14-10 victory over Tennessee.

Vanderbilt's winning drive was kept alive after Tennessee's fourth-and-inches stop of quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels in the final minute was overturned on replay, giving Vanderbilt a first down at the Tennessee 33.

After a 25-yard completion from Carta-Samuels to Jordan Matthews gave Vanderbilt first-and-goal, Carta-Samuels was replaced by the more mobile Robinette on second-and-goal from the 5. Robinette faked a pass and ran around the right end for the touchdown.

Vanderbilt (7-4, 4-4 SEC) overcame four turnovers to beat Tennessee for the second straight year, giving the Commodores consecutive victories over their in-state rivals for the first time since winning six straight over the Volunteers from 1920-26. The Vols (4-7, 1-6) clinched their fourth straight losing season, something that hasn't happened at Tennessee since 1902-06.

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