Vanderbilt Falls to Ole Miss

Commodores suffer 31-6 defeat

OXFORD, Miss.  — Vanderbilt suffered its third conference loss of the season, 31-6, at Ole Miss on Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

Ole Miss (3-3, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) broke open a 10-6 halftime lead with long scoring runs to begin the second half.

Ryley Guay kicked field goals of 22 and 43 yards for Vanderbilt (1-4, 0-3) in the second quarter to improve to a perfect 6-6 for 2019. He has made four field goals of 40-plus yards this season.

Ke’Shawn Vaughn had 69 yards rushing for Vanderbilt and Kalija Lipscomb finished with seven catches for 69 yards with a long of 43.

The Commodores’ defense matched season-highs in sacks with three and tackles for loss with seven. Andre Mintze lead the Vanderbilt defense with two sacks.

The Commodores have not missed a field goal attempt in seven tries, including six by Guay, this season. Punter Harrison Smith was effective with four punts downed inside the 20-yard line.

Vanderbilt hosts UNLV at 3 p.m. next Saturday.