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               === Vanderbilt rallies to beat No. 15 Georgia ===
 
 Nashville,  TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Jerron Seymour scored on a 13-yard run to
 cap a 17-point fourth quarter, as Vanderbilt rallied to claim a 31-27 upset of
 15th-ranked Georgia.
 
 Vanderbilt took advantage of three huge Georgia mistakes in the second half to
 fuel the comeback, earning its first win over a ranked team since 2008 against
 Auburn.
 
 The  Commodores (4-3, 1-3 SEC) had lost 17 straight games to ranked opposition
 and also snapped a 10-game home losing streak to Georgia, beating the Bulldogs
 at Vanderbilt Stadium for the first time since a 27-25 triumph in 1991.
 
 "This conference is brutal," said Vanderbilt coach James Franklin. "That's why
 it's so respected nationally."
 
 Georgia (4-3, 3-2) was coming off a 41-26 home loss against Missouri last week
 and  has  dropped two straight  conference games for  the first time since the
 2010 season.
 
 The  Bulldogs held a 27-14 advantage late in the third, but a muffed punt gave
 Vandy  the ball  in  scoring  position. A  fourth-down  personal foul  penalty
 against  Georgia  then gave the  Commodores a first down  at the 15 and backup
 quarterback  Patton Robinette scored from the two with 10:38 remaining to make
 it a one-score game.
 
 Georgia failed to pick up a first down on its next series and Vanderbilt drove
 to  the 10-yard line. Robinette, though, took a sack and the Commodores had to
 settle  for  a 40-yard field  goal from Carey Spear  to pull within 27-24 with
 just 4:44 to play.
 
 The  Vanderbilt defense made Franklin's decision to kick the field goal a good
 one  by  holding the  Bulldogs without  a first down  again, and punter Collin
 Barber could not handle a high snap. He fell on the ball at his own 13 and the
 Commodores wasted no time taking the lead when Seymour scored on the next play
 with 2:53 left.
 
 Georgia had plenty of time with the SEC's all-time yardage leader Aaron Murray
 leading  the offense,  but he had struggled all day and another mistake sealed
 the  Bulldogs'  fate. Brendan Douglas fumbled  after a catch with 1:59 to play
 and Vanderbilt ran off all but the last few seconds.
 
 Murray,  who was  intercepted on the game's final play, finished just 16-of-28
 for 114 yards without a touchdown. He did run for a pair of Georgia scores.
 
 "They played extremely well today. You got to give them a lot of credit," said
 Murray.  "They  did a great  job of  their scheme and  we just didn't make the
 plays."
 
 Vanderbilt lost quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels in the second quarter when he
 was  sacked  by Jordan Jenkins. Carta-Samuels,  on crutches on the sideline in
 the  second half,  had thrown for 111 yards on 12-of-20 passing before leaving
 the contest.
 
 Robinette  took  over and connected  on 9-of-15  throws for 107 yards. Seymour
 finished with 75 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
 
 Georgia  opened  the scoring with a  22-yard Marshall Morgan field goal on its
 opening  possession, but  Vanderbilt  responded  with a  76-yard  march for  a
 touchdown,  taking  a 7-3 edge on  Seymour's 4-yard run. The Bulldogs regained
 the lead on Murray's 1-yard TD run on the final play of the first quarter.
 
 Vanderbilt started the second quarter with a lengthy drive that stalled at the
 Georgia  three. The Commodores set up for a short field goal, but kicker Spear
 took  a  handoff from holder Taylor  Hudson and had virtually no resistance on
 his way to the end zone to give his team a 14-10 lead.
 
 "The  fake field  goal was an important  play in the game," said Franklin. "We
 have to take calculated risks."
 
 After a trade of punts, Shaq Wiggins jumped a bubble screen and raced 39 yards
 untouched  with  the interception  of Carta-Samuels for  a touchdown with 6:24
 remaining in the half to put Georgia in front.
 
 The  Bulldogs got  the ball  back  after Carta-Samuels  left the  game on  the
 ensuing  Vanderbilt possession and marched inside the Commodores five. Murray,
 after  a first down inside the one was overturned on replay, rolled out to the
 right  and had  an open lane to the  end zone for the 2-yard score and a 24-14
 lead in the final minute of the half.
 
 Georgia  extended its  advantage on a 23-yard Morgan field goal with 6:24 left
 in the third, then snuffed out a potential Vanderbilt scoring drive when Corey
 Moore picked off a deflected Robinette pass at the Bulldogs' 35.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Murray  surpassed Tim  Tebow as the all-time SEC leader in total offense early
 in the contest ... Vanderbilt had lost six straight to Georgia overall and had
 dropped  17  of the past  18 meetings ... The  Commodores will visit Texas A&M
 next  Saturday ...  Georgia has next week off before the annual Cocktail Party
 game against Florida in Jacksonville.
 
 10/19 17:33:26 ET

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