Shurmur powers Vanderbilt in 42-0 shutout of Alabama A&M - WSMV Channel 4

Shurmur powers Vanderbilt in 42-0 shutout of Alabama A&M

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur threw four touchdown passes and ran for another as the Commodores smashed Alabama A&M 42-0 on Saturday, improving to 2-0 for the first time under fourth-year coach Derek Mason.

The Commodores dominated all facets of the game as they readied for next week's home challenge against 19th-ranked Kansas State. Shurmur completed 12-of-12 passes for 175 yards and three scores in the first half alone, finishing 15-for-18 for 202 yards. Vanderbilt outgained the Bulldogs 291-38 in the opening two quarters, holding Alabama A&M (0-2) to three first downs. The Commodores blocked one Bulldogs punt - converting it into a touchdown - and deflected another. Vanderbilt scored touchdowns on five-of-six possessions in the opening half.

Vanderbilt recorded its first shutout since the Commodores blanked Kentucky 40-0 in 2012.

Alabama A&M has scored a total of seven points in its first two contests.

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