Saturday, December 27, 2008

COUNTDOWN: Vanderbilt's No. 2 offensive play of the year

Call these the 12 plays of Christmas: In a season in which Vanderbilt needed all the offense it could get, 12 plays helped us become bowl eligible for the first time in 26 years.

Here's No. 2:

2. TD TO D.J. PART 1 (AT KENTUCKY 11/15): On the opening drive against Kentucky in Lexington, star cornerback D.J. Moore lined up at wide receiver on fourth and four and sped to the corner of the end zone, covered like a blanket. Chris Nickson put the ball on the money and Moore made a diving catch that perhaps nobody else in the stadium could have made. It was the first time all season the Commodores had scored first. Moore would have another touchdown reception and two interceptions as Vanderbilt went on to win 31-24 and become bowl eligible for the first time since 1982.

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