Jordan Matthews inflicted damage on the Tennessee secondary, receiving 133 yards as Vanderbilt defeated the Volunteers 14-10 at Neyland Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Commodores were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 2.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 48.5.
Austyn Carta-Samuels completed 21 of 27 pass attempts for 181 yards for the Commodores in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Volunteers defense.
Rajion Neal rushed for 95 yards for Tennessee, while Marlin Lane added 53 yards. Joshua Dobbs threw for 53 yards for the Volunteers, while receivers Pig Howard and Jacob Carter had 23 and 14 yards respectively.
Vanderbilt outgained Tennessee 285-237 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 18-15 by the Volunteers.
Tennessee lost the time of possession battle 31:45/28:15, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Vanderbilt looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Wake Forest. Tennessee will aim to get back on the winning track at Kentucky.