Austin Peay at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt overwhelms Austin Peay 38-3

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Austyn Carta-Samuels ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as Vanderbilt beat Austin Peay 38-3 Saturday night.

Leading 3-0 at the end of the first quarter, the Commodores (1-1) opened the game up in the second, scoring touchdowns on four straight possessions.

Carta-Samuels, making his third career start for Vanderbilt, had a 1-yard touchdown run with 9:23 remaining in the second. Later in the quarter, he connected with receiver Jordan Matthews on a 39-yard touchdown play.

Carta-Samuels' second rushing touchdown came with 24 seconds remaining in the first half.

Austin Peay failed to earn a first down in the first half and finished the game with just 139 yards of offense.

Playing their second SEC opponent in as many weeks, the Governors (0-2) lost their 18th consecutive road game.

Separated by just 50 miles, it was the first meeting between the schools.

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Scoring Summary
VANDYCarey Spear 25 yd FG
VANDYBrian Kimbrow 6 yd run (Carey Spear kick)
VANDYAustyn Carta-Samuels 1 yd run (Carey Spear kick)
VANDYJerron Seymour 1 yd run (Carey Spear kick)
VANDYJordan Matthews 39 yd pass from Austyn Carta-Samuels (Carey Spear kick)
VANDYAustyn Carta-Samuels 8 yd run (Carey Spear kick)
APWalter Spears 20 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs621
Third Down Efficiency3-144-11
Fourth Down Efficiency0-00-0
Plays-Net Yards50-13964-442
Passing Yds54273
Kick Return Yds322
Punt Return Yds1640
Time of Poss.30:4729:13
Individual Stats
AP: Tim Phillips 9-67, Julian Franklin 7-39, Terrence Oliver 5-9, Timarious Mitchell 3-4, Jacob Sexton 1-3, Omar Williams 2-0, Team 2--12, Andrew Spivey 5--25
VANDY: Jerron Seymour 9-41, Brian Kimbrow 8-41, Austyn Carta-Samuels 4-23, Patton Robinette 3-20, Derek King 4-19, Wesley Tate 5-17, Jonathan Krause 1-11, Josh Grady 1--3
AP: Andrew Spivey 7-11-37-0, Timarious Mitchell 4-5-17-0
VANDY: Austyn Carta-Samuels 14-22-223-0, Patton Robinette 4-5-41-0, Josh Grady 1-2-9-1
AP: Ladarius Chatman 3-19, Darryl Clack 3-15, Kamron Johnson 2-10, Rashaan Coleman 1-9, Tim Phillips 1-5, Jamaar Embry 1--4
VANDY: Jordan Cunningham 7-67, Jordan Matthews 6-111, Jonathan Krause 2-60, Latevius Rayford 1-24, Steven Scheu 1-8, Dillon van der Wal 1-4, Trey Wilkins 1--1 Shop