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September 21, 2013It took a while to get going, but sluggish Vanderbilt scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to stave of an upset bid from Massachusetts, as the Commodores went on the road to get a 24-7 win in Foxboro, Mass., on Saturday afternoon.
Quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels tossed a pair of touchdowns, one to Jordan Matthews and another to Jonathan Krause.
Vanderbilt opened the scoring when Carta-Samuels hit Krause with a 42-yard bomb with 4:34 left in the first quarter.
But UMass tied it when A.J. Doyle hit Tajae Sharp with a 4-yard scoring strike on the next drive. It came with 13:11 left in the first half.
Carey Spear hit a 32-yard field goal with 1:55 left in the half to put VU back on top.
Early in the fourth quarter, with VU at the 11, UMass had Carta-Samuels trapped in the backfield, but he managed to flip a pass to Matthews, who sprinted across the field, leaped over a defender, and extended the lead to 10.
A 1-yard scoring run by Jerron Seymour extended the lead to 24-7 after Spear's point-after.