Vanderbilt rallies past Auburn to go to 5-0

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Let the party begin in the Music City.

Vanderbilt is 5-0 for the first time since World War II. The Commodores, after falling behind 13-0 early, reigned supreme once again in the second half and for the second time this season sent a nationally-ranked team packing in a 14-13 win over No. 14-ranked Auburn.

Vanderbilt Stadium has never rocked like it did Saturday night. It's been a while since the No. 19-ranked Commodores have looked this good at this point in the season.

Vanderbilt (5-0, 3-0 SEC) has now outscored its opponents 58-10 in the second half.

Quarterback Mackenzi Adams came off the bench to lead the Commodores to the win. He relieved Chris Nickson, who re-injured his separated right throwing shoulder in the first half.

Adams threw a pair of touchdown passes, the second one a 1-yard toss to tight end Brandon Barden in the back of the end zone in the third quarter.

After getting mauled up front to start the game, Vanderbilt adjusted and more than held its own in the line of scrimmage from the second quarter on. Auburn (4-2, 2-2 SEC) struggled to generate any offense for the second straight week.

The Tigers went back and forth between quarterbacks Chris Todd and Kodi Burns, but neither was effective in moving the ball against a Vanderbilt defense that rose to the occasion in the second half.