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Posted on Sat, Oct 9, 2010 : 10:52 p.m.

Vanderbilt thumps Eastern Michigan football team, 52-6

By Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Quarterback Larry Smith threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another as Vanderbilt rolled to a 52-6 victory over the Eastern Michigan football team on Saturday night.


Vanderbilt wide receiver Udom Umoh (4) runs past Eastern Michigan defender Ryan Downard (10) on his way to a 65-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

Associated Press

The Commodores (2-3) scored 24 points in the second quarter, including 17 in the last seven minutes of the half, as they snapped a nine-game losing streak at home.

Smith completed his last eight passes of the half, starting with a 65-yard catch-and-run touchdown to Udom Umoh with 4:21 to go. It was the longest play of both players' careers.

Smith hooked up with Mason Johnston — his first career catch — for a 1-yard touchdown and a 31-3 lead with 22 seconds left in the half.

Eastern Michigan (0-6) has lost 18 straight, the second-longest streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision — with its last win coming on Nov. 28, 2008, against Central Michigan.



Sun, Oct 10, 2010 : 12:51 p.m.

I don't see EMU winning any games in the for see able future. Even the game against Howard next year is 50/50 in my book.


Sun, Oct 10, 2010 : 12:01 p.m.

EMU is beyond making fun of, it is sad. I remember when Ron English was full of fire. Now he just stands on the sideline in disbelief.