Vanderbilt 41, Army 10
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) _ Marcus Wilson ran for three touchdowns and passed for one and Corey Harris rushed for a career-high 180 yards as Vanderbilt defeated Army 41-10 Saturday.
It didn’t take long for Vanderbilt, 4-5 after its third straight victory, to establish control. The Cadets (3-5) lost fumbles inside their own 30 the first two times they had the ball and trailed 14-0 before the game was four minutes old.
Chad Davis fumbled a pitch on Army’s third play from scrimmage and tackle John Dewitt recovered for Vandy at the Army 21. Wilson scored on a 3-yard run three plays later.
The Commodores, who won only one game last year, got another break on Army’s ensuing drive when Myreon Williams fumbled a third-down snap and Vandy nose guard Louis Woolridge fell on the ball at the Army 24. Harris, who rushed for 145 yards in 16 carries in the first half, scored on a 9-yard run four plays later.
Patmon Malcom’s 38-yard field goal with 6:21 left in the opening period gave Army its only points of the half, but Wilson and Derrick Payne led Vandy right back again. Payne had rushes of 11 and 12 yards, and Wilson scooted 27 yards to the Army 1 to set up his own 1-yard run with 2:13 left.
Vanderbilt capitalized on an interception to make it 28-3 early in the second quarter. Robert Davis stepped in front of a third-down pass by Williams and returned it to the Army 24, and Wilson completed a 6-yard scoring pass to Clarence Sevillian with 12:53 left in the half.
Jeff Owen added field goals of 41 and 35 yards, the latter with one second left to give Vandy a 34-3 lead at intermission.
Vandy took the second-half kickoff and marched 82 yards in 13 plays, with Wilson’s 2-yard run making it 41-3 with 9:01 left.
Williams, who led the Cadets with 106 yards rushing, scored Army’s lone touchdown on a 10-yard run early in the fourth quarter.
Army, ranked second nationally in rushing with a 333-yard average, managed only 80 in the first half and 235 for the game to Vandy’s 353.