Carta-Samuels leads Vanderbilt past UMass 24-7
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Austyn Carta-Samuels threw for two touchdowns and Vanderbilt used a pair of TDs in the fourth quarter to pull away in a 24-7 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday.
Carta-Samuels completed 18 of 27 passes for 219 yards and rushed for 38 more. He also caught a pass for a 21-yard gain that set up his 11-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Matthews to put the Commodores (2-2) up 17-7 with 13:44 left to play.
Vanderbilt gained 167 of its 406 total yards in the fourth quarter, wearing down the Minutemen (0-4) after a tight first half and scoring twice in the final period.
Jonathan Krause had 105 receiving yards on six catches, including a touchdown late in the first quarter.
A.J. Doyle finished 20 of 28 for 133 passing yards and a touchdown for the Minutemen, who trailed 10-7 at halftime.