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School-record 6 TDs for Burrow, No. 4 LSU routs Vandy 66-38

Sep. 21, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — LSU always has played stingy defense. Now the Tigers have a high-octane offense and no plans at all to slow down anytime soon. "Score, be aggressive," LSU coach Ed Orgeron said. "That's our mentality. We're going to be aggressive. We're going to go get it. We're not slowing down for...

Vanderbilt helping kick off fundraiser in memory of Cockrell

Sep. 20, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Vanderbilt Commodores are helping kick off a fundraiser for a new nonprofit named Turner's Heroes to help pediatric patients and fund research in honor of their former teammate Turner Cockrell. Coach Derek Mason will match $25,000 of donations in an 82-hour fundraiser that...

Game vs No. 4 LSU 'critical' for Vandy after rough start

Sep. 20, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason is trying to take the long view of how playing some of the nation's top teams early in the season will help his Commodores. Still, the coach isn't looking for moral victories. "That's not what this game is about," Mason said. "Now as a coach you got to...

No. 4 LSU looks to stay perfect in SEC opener at Vanderbilt

Sep. 19, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

No. 4 LSU (3-0, 0-0 SEC) at Vanderbilt (0-2, 0-1), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (SEC Network). Line: LSU by 24. Series record: LSU leads 22-7-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? LSU is looking to stay undefeated and pick up the Tigers' eighth straight win in a sporadic series with a fellow SEC charter member. Vanderbilt is looking...

No. 4 LSU defense looks to fix deficiencies vs Vanderbilt

Sep. 19, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU linebacker Jacob Phillips hasn't enjoyed the fourth-ranked Tigers' 3-0 start nearly as much as he would have liked. A combination of injuries, sporadic missed assignments and generally inconsistent play has resulted in some unflattering numbers for a defense boasting top-rated...

Mason: Vanderbilt loses 3 players for season with injuries

Sep. 17, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt will be without a trio of Commodores for the rest of the season because of injuries. Coach Derek Mason said Tuesday that backup running back Jamauri Wakefield, linebacker Colin Anderson and wide receiver Amir Abdur-Rahman will not return. The injuries obviously hurt...

Coach Ed Orgeron: LSU safety Todd Harris out for the season

Sep. 16, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron says safety Todd Harris has been ruled out for the remainder of the season because of an injury during the fourth-ranked Tigers' 65-14 victory over Northwestern State. While LSU has not disclosed specifics about Harris' condition, he had ice wrapped around his...

Sindelar's 5 passing TDs help Purdue top Vanderbilt

Sep. 7, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue senior quarterback Elijah Sindelar and speedy sophomore Rondale Moore are developing into a powerful duo. Sindelar passed for 509 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another TD in the Boilermakers' 42-24 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday. Purdue caught 13 passes for...

Mason confident Vandy can fix offensive issues before Purdue

Sep. 3, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason knows a handful of areas where his Commodores can improve quickly on offense. Start faster, snap the ball better to the quarterback, have Riley Neal move up in the pocket rather than scramble sideways and throw the ball downfield — those are among...

Georgia WR Jackson out up to 4 weeks with broken hand

Sep. 2, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia receiver Kearis Jackson will be out three to four weeks after suffering a broken hand in the season-opening victory over Vanderbilt. Coach Kirby Smart announced Monday the redshirt freshman had "a couple of different breaks" in his hand and wrist area. Smart did not specify which...