QB rallies Vandy to win, 1st 5-0 start since 1943

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vanderbilt, welcome to the big time. Mackenzi Adams came off the bench and threw for 153 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 19 Vanderbilt beat 13th-ranked Auburn 14-13 Saturday night to improve to 5-0 for the first time since 1943.

The Commodores also improved to 3-0 in the Southeastern Conference for only the third time ever - the first since 1950. This win keeps them undefeated atop the SEC East while also snapping a 13-game skid to Auburn (4-2, 2-2).

It was Vandy's first win in this series since the 1955 Gator Bowl. Trying to preserve a one-point lead, Vandy had to punt the ball back to Auburn one last time with 2:16 left, but Brett Upson kicked it 55 yards and Alan Strong downed it at the Tigers 3.

On the next play, Myron Lewis intercepted Chris Todd's pass intended for Rodgeriqus Smith.

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