Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur threw four touchdown passes and ran for another as the Commodores smashed Alabama A&M 42-0 on Saturday, improving to 2-0 for the first time under fourth-year coach Derek Mason.
The Commodores dominated all facets of the game as they readied for next week's home challenge against 19th-ranked Kansas State. Shurmur completed 12-of-12 passes for 175 yards and three scores in the first half alone, finishing 15-for-18 for 202 yards. Vanderbilt outgained the Bulldogs 291-38 in the opening two quarters, holding Alabama A&M (0-2) to three first downs. The Commodores blocked one Bulldogs punt - converting it into a touchdown - and deflected another. Vanderbilt scored touchdowns on five-of-six possessions in the opening half.
Vanderbilt recorded its first shutout since the Commodores blanked Kentucky 40-0 in 2012.
Alabama A&M has scored a total of seven points in its first two contests.