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2016 Schedule
4-4, 5th in SEC - East
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#CFBrank: Cunningham leads SEC in tackles

Vandy LB Zach Cunningham comes in at No. 21 in our latest #CFBrank. Previously unranked, Cunningham has since burst onto the scene and leads the SEC with 85 tackles and 13.5 tackles for loss. Top-50 rankings

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2dChris Low and Adam Rittenberg

Which coach has the hottest seat?

Charlie Strong continues to have the hottest seat in college football, but Mark Helfrich might not be far behind in Oregon. We update the top 10 jobs in jeopardy after Week 8.

Must S-E-C plays of the week (1:16)
Vandy notches second straight win in victory over TSU (1:51)
Sherfield finishes Vandy win with 14-yard sweep for TD (2:05)
K. Blasingame run for 4 yds for a TD, (T. Openshaw KICK) (1:20)
TNST vs. VAN (0:48)

Commodores take first lead

Vanderbilt moves ahead of Tennessee State 21-17 late in the half thanks to a 3-yard touchdown run by Khari Blasingame, his second of the game.

R. Butler pass intercepted,T. McGaster return for 0 yds (1:03)
K. Blasingame run for 3 yds for a TD (1:15)
D. Sims run for 33 yds for a 1ST down (0:33)

Vanderbilt ties Tennessee State 14-14

Kyle Shurmur passes 21 yards to Jared Pinkney to pull the Commodores even midway through the second quarter.

K. Shurmur pass,to J. Pinkney for 21 yds for a TD, (T. Openshaw KICK) (0:45)
R. Butler pass,to P. Smith for 2 yds for a TD (0:59)

Tennessee State goes coast to coast

Ronald Butler finds Patrick Smith for a 93-yard touchdown pass as Tennessee State takes a 7-0 lead over Vanderbilt.

K. Blasingame run for 1 yd for a TD (0:31)
R. Webb run for 46 yds for a 1ST down (0:42)
R. Butler pass,to P. Smith for 93 yds for a TD, (L. Clark KICK) (1:40)

Watch: Tennessee State at Vanderbilt

The Commodores host Tennessee State in a crucial game for their bowl hopes. ESPN's FPI gives 3-4 Vandy a 96.4 percent chance to beat the crosstown FCS opponent. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

Can Vandy win two games in a row? (1:53)
Two minute tweets: Week 8 (2:15)

Team Stats

Passing Yards145.8121st
Rushing Yards162.979th
Points For20.8120th
Points Against21.4Tied-29th