GAMEDAY College Football

Vanderbilt 63, Hawaii 10

By KALANI TAKASE
Associated Press

HONOLULU - Mike Wright factored into four touchdowns and Vanderbilt used a 35-point third quarter to pull away from Hawaii 63-10.

The Commodores rolled up 601 yards of total offense, including 404 rushing to pick up their first win since Oct. 2, 2021. It was just the third victory under second-year coach Clark Lea.

Wright threw for 146 yards on 13-of-21 passing without an interception. Both of his touchdown passes went to Will Sheppard, covering 1 and 15 yards. Wright also ran for 163 yards and two scores, including an 87-yard touchdown, on only 13 carries.

Vanderbilt's defense scored two touchdowns on fumble returns. Anfernee Orji snagged the first one out of the air after Maxwell Worship jarred it loose and returned it 28 yards to the end zone with 21 seconds left in the opening quarter. CJ Taylor scored from 14 yards out on a third-quarter scoop-and-score after Elijah McAllister forced the fumble.

Hawaii opened the game by driving 75 yards in eight plays, capped by Dedrick Parson's 37-yard TD run to take an early lead.

THE TAKEAWAY

Vanderbilt: After it averaged just 15.8 points and 312.6 yards per game, Saturday's prolific production is a promising sign for a team that lost its final seven games of 2021 and was picked by league media to finish last in the SEC East this fall.

Hawaii: The first game of the Timmy Chang era was far from pretty, but after a tumultuous offseason that saw the resignation of Todd Graham following a large amount of outgoing transfers - including a number of starters - optimism around the program and support for its former record-setting quarterback should remain throughout his first season as coach at his alma mater.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter VandyHawaii
Hawaii TD 12:18 Dedrick Parson 37 yard TD run (Matthew Shipley Extra Point) 0 7
Vandy TD 0:36 Will Sheppard 1 yard TD pass from Mike Wright (Joseph Bulovas Extra Point) 7 7
Vandy TD 0:21 Anfernee Orji 28 yard fumble return for TD (Joseph Bulovas Extra Point) 14 7
Second Quarter VandyHawaii
Hawaii FG 10:24 Matthew Shipley 40 yard field goal 14 10
Vandy TD 6:01 Mike Wright 1 yard TD run (Joseph Bulovas Extra Point) 21 10
Third Quarter VandyHawaii
Vandy TD 14:04 Rocko Griffin 10 yard TD run (Joseph Bulovas Extra Point) 28 10
Vandy TD 9:39 Ray Davis 12 yard TD run (Joseph Bulovas Extra Point) 35 10
Vandy TD 8:47 CJ Taylor 14 yard fumble return for TD (Joseph Bulovas Extra Point) 42 10
Vandy TD 5:49 Mike Wright 87 yard TD run (Joseph Bulovas Extra Point) 49 10
Vandy TD 1:38 Will Sheppard 15 yard TD pass from Mike Wright (Joseph Bulovas Extra Point) 56 10
Fourth Quarter VandyHawaii
Vandy TD 3:37 Cooper Lutz 7 yard TD run (Will Faris Extra Point) 63 10
Team Stats
  Vanderbilt Hawaii
First downs 27 23
  Rushing 15 8
  Passing 9 11
  Penalty 3 4
3rd Down Efficiency 5-11, 45% 5-16, 31%
4th down efficiency 1-5, 20% 0-4, 0%
Rushes-Yards 44-404 26-108
Passing Yards 197 250
Return Yards 17 90
Completions-Attempts-Int 16-28-0 28-55-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 3-22
Punts 1 6
Fumbles Lost 1-0 2-2
Penalties - Yards 4-45 8-73
Vanderbilt Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Wright 13 21 146 2 0
A. Swann 3 7 51 0 0
Hawaii Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Schager 18 35 161 0 0
J. Yellen 10 20 89 0 0
Vanderbilt Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Wright 13 163 12.5 2
R. Davis 9 87 9.7 1
R. Griffin 5 63 12.6 1
C. Gillespie 11 63 5.7 0
J. McGowan 3 29 9.7 0
C. Lutz 1 7 7.0 1
Hawaii Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Parson 13 82 6.3 1
J. Johnson 3 21 7.0 0
N. Bryant-Lelei 4 21 5.3 0
T. Hines 3 6 2.0 0
B. Schager 1 -7 -7.0 0
J. Yellen 2 -15 -7.5 0
Vanderbilt Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
W. Sheppard 3 39 13.0 2
D. Boddie Jr. 1 38 38.0 0
Q. Skinner Jr. 3 29 9.7 0
J. McGowan 5 27 5.4 0
G. Schoenwald 1 27 27.0 0
B. Bresnahan 1 21 21.0 0
R. Davis 1 8 8.0 0
C. Gillespie 1 8 8.0 0
Hawaii Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Panoke 7 101 14.4 0
J. Walthall 5 61 12.2 0
J. Phillips 7 33 4.7 0
D. Scott 3 27 9.0 0
J. Murray 1 12 12.0 0
Z. Bowens 1 10 10.0 0
G. Ihu 1 6 6.0 0
D. Parson 2 5 2.5 0
T. Hines 1 -5 -5.0 0
Vanderbilt Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Hawaii Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Vanderbilt Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Hayball 1 65 65.0
Hawaii Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Shipley 6 220 36.7
Vanderbilt Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
W. Sheppard 1 1 1.0
Hawaii Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Vanderbilt Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. Griffin 1 16 16.0
Hawaii Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Perdue 4 84 21.0
T. Hines 1 0 0
C. Hines 1 6 6.0
Vanderbilt Missed FG
Player Length
Hawaii Missed FG
Player Length




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