As it turns out, Vandy is who we thought they were.
The Vanderbilt Commodores, after falling 37-7 to Temple in week one, were obliterated by the Ole Miss Rebels to a tune of 41-3 this afternoon in front of a half-full LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee. The game wasn't really ever in question, as Ole Miss kept Vanderbilt off of the board until the fourth quarter. The Rebels outgained Vanderbilt 547 to 167, with Bo Wallace leading the way behind a 320 yard, one touchdown performance. His primary targets were Cody Core and Evan Engram, who combined for 197 receiving yards on 11 total receptions.
Vanderbilt, on the other hand, failed to mount any semblance of an offense. Commodore quarterback Stephen Rivers, for instance was a mere 6-for-25 for 60 yards and an interception - which Cliff Coleman returned for a touchdown. So, yeah, the defense showed out. There's really no other way to put it.
We will have more analysis, observations, and thoughts on this game, as well as a look forward to our date with the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns right here on Red Cup Rebellion, so be sure to stay tuned.