CFA 2015 Game 16: Western Kentucky at Vanderbilt, Sept. 3

Vanderbilt quarterback Johnny McCrary (right) tries to get away from Western Kentucky's Derik Overstreet during their contest on Sept. 3, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (RoadTripSports photo by Kendall Webb)

Vanderbilt quarterback Johnny McCrary (right) tries to get away from Western Kentucky’s Derik Overstreet during their contest on Sept. 3, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (RoadTripSports photo by Kendall Webb)

Check out our entire photo gallery from this game.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It was impossible to walk out of Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville Thursday night and not hear a familiar refrain.

“Same ol’ Vandy.”

Pardon Commodore fans for being a bit down in the dumps, but at least the negativity was understandable. On a night when Vanderbilt ran 23 more plays than Western Kentucky and outgained the Hilltoppers 385 to 246, the Commodores still walked off the field on the short end of a 14-12 score.

The problems were mostly in the red zone where Vanderbilt had two Johnny McCrary passes intercepted in the end zone on a night the Commodores committed three turnovers to none for Western Kentucky.

Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason’s decision in the off-season to fire both coordinators and serve as his own defensive coordinator this fall had mixed results. While the Vandy defense performed well against a Western Kentucky team expected to have a high-powered offense, the offense is still a work in progress. It all added up to Vanderbilt taking a 3-0 lead to the halftime while lamenting a few missed opportunities that would have added up to a much larger lead. That included a shanked 28-yard field goal attempt on a low snap and the first of McCrary’s two costly interceptions.

The College Football America 2015 Yearbook features 936 college football teams from the United States and Canada in 455 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA and CCCAA, along with all 27 of the Canada Interuniversity Sport (CIS) programs. It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos.

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