Player of the game so far: MacKenzie Adams
I'm telling you, this is a mirror image of the South Carolina game. The Commodores were losing by 7 points at halftime (10-3) but hadn't come close to scoring a touchdown. They'd given the Gamecocks a touchdown off a turnover. They had no yards to speak of. But they hung tough, and in the second half made some special teams plays, started moving the ball and stunned the Gamecocks.
This game appeared to be over in the first quarter. Auburn had a 13-0 lead. Of course, it could have been much worse if not for the goal line stand on Auburn's first drive.
But keep this in mind: Vanderbilt has given up 10 points in the second half of four games this season. And of the 68 points they've surrendered in those games this season, 41 of those came in the first quarter.
All of Auburn's points have come in the first quarter.
I'm telling you, this is a different Vanderbilt football team from years past. I'm not saying they'll win, but I am saying this game is far from over.
LSU beat Auburn in the air, and Vanderbilt's got to throw the ball to beat Auburn tonight. MacKenzie Adams appears to be a better candidate to do that in the second half. He was spectacular late in the half, going 4-4 for 41 yards and a thread-the-needle TD pass to Justin Wheeler.