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Vanderbilt Defeats Presbyterian 58-0

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.  -- Zac Stacy rushed for 174 yards and a touchdown on eight carries as Vanderbilt defeated Presbyterian 58-0 for the Commodores' first win of the season Saturday.

"We are undefeated in the 2012 season that started today," said Vanderbilt Head coach James Franklin in a press conference after their win Saturday. "That was kind of our mindset coming into it. Can't control the things that happened in the past."

Vanderbilt started Austyn Carta-Samuels at quarterback in place of Jordan Rodgers, who had made nine consecutive starts since last season.

Carta-Samuels' first snap as starting quarterback was a handoff to Stacy, who broke a tackle at his legs to run 86 yards for a touchdown.

Carta-Samuels, a transfer from Wyoming who sat out last season, completed 13 of 20 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown.  The best chance for Presbyterian to score came in the second quarter when the Blue Hose drove to the Vanderbilt 5-yard line.

Commodores cornerback Trey Wilson ended the scoring opportunity when he picked off Blue Hose quarterback Tamyn Garrick in the end zone and returned the interception 100 yards for a touchdown.

"Coach Franklin was telling us earlier this is our brand of football," said Wilson. "We played our brand of football today. Once we start playing our brand of football, the results will speak for themselves."

 (The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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