Vanderbilt used the heat to its advantage on Saturday in beating Ole Miss, 28-14, in Oxford, Miss. With temperatures in the mid-90s and humidity over 90 percent, the Vandy staff chose to pick up the pace a notch.
During the second quarter, after an almost-disastrous first quarter with little offensive production, the Commodores went with a no-huddle, hurry-up offense. The coaching move resulted in a 96-yard scoring drive that culminated on a 36-yard Zac Stacy run which put Vanderbilt up 7-0, while wearing down the Rebel defense.
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After the game the Vanderbilt head coach Robbie Caldwell said he felt confident that his players were in better physical condition than the Ole Miss players. He credited his strength and conditioning coach, John Sisk, for getting the team in shape to win the game.