Commodores Drop Ranked Matchup

Vanderbilt puts up 38 points in loss to LSU

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt’s Ke’Shawn Vaughn ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns but Vanderbilt could not slow No. 4 LSU, falling 66-38, in its second Southeastern Conference game on Saturday afternoon at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Vanderbilt (0-3, 0-2) scored on its opening drive for the first time this season, but couldn’t stop the high-powered offense of LSU (4-0, 1-0).

Vaughn moved into a tie for eighth place in Commodore history with 15 rushing touchdowns. He is tied with Khari Blasingame (2016-18) and Jeff Jennings (2004-08). Vaughn also eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the first time this season and sixth at Vanderbilt.

The Commodores scored their most points this season while adding at least one touchdown in every quarter. Kalija Lipscomb hauled in his 20th career touchdown reception, moving into a tie for third with Earl Bennett (2005-07) and Chuck Scott (1981-84) in Commodore history.

Lipscomb also surpassed 2,000 yards receiving for his Vanderbilt career after hauling in five catches for 68 yards.

Vanderbilt’s defense forced two turnovers, both which resulted in points. The Commodores recovered a fumble at the end of the second quarter in the end zone for a touchdown and returned an interception for six points in the second half.

Vanderbilt kicker Ryley Guay stayed perfect on the season after converting a 41-yard field goal in the first half for his fourth field goal this season.

The Tigers came in second in the SEC defending the run, giving up just 80.3 yards a game. They gave up a 41-yarder to Vaughn on Vandy’s first offensive play, and he broke loose for a 52-yard touchdown run in the third quarter — the longest run this season for the SEC’s top returning rusher. Vaughn finished with 20 carries for 130 yards.

The Commodores came in as the only FBS team without a sack this season. Jaylen Mahoney sacked Joe Burrow early in the second quarter. Kenny Hebert also got a sack, and Elijah McAlister recovered an Edwards-Helaire fumble for a touchdown in the final minute of the first half.

Vanderbilt plays host to Northern Illinois on Sept. 28.