'Dores anchor down Vols, 41-18

Ben Bartholomew

Have a free look at the Associated Press game story from the action at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Andre Hal intercepted two passes and Jordan Rodgers threw for two touchdowns as Vanderbilt routed Tennessee 41-18 Saturday night for the Commodores' fifth straight victory, clinching their first winning record in the regular season since 1982.

The Commodores (7-4, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) also snapped a 14-game skid against Tennessee at home with their first win in Nashville since 1982. In-state rival Tennessee now has won 34 of the last 36 games overall in this series.

Vanderbilt also had its biggest margin of victory over Tennessee since a 26-0 win in 1954 in a game the Commodores were held to a pair of field goals by Carey Spear after having first-and-goal at the Volunteers' 5 and closer.

The loss puts Tennessee coach Derek Dooley's job status in even further jeopardy with the third straight losing season for the Volunteers (4-7, 0-7), their first since 1909-11.

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