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Gator D Shut Down Vandy on Third Down

Teryl Austin has been challenging his defense for the last few weeks to get off the field. First and second downs weren't a problem for the defense, as they got the opponent into third down situations often. The issue came in getting off the field and forcing the offense to punt.

"What we did was get them in a lot of third-and-longs," Teryl Austin said of the third down success the defense had against Vanderbilt. "There were a lot of third-and-10s, so that shifts it to our advantage. We did a good job rushing up front and covering, so that's why it worked." Vanderbilt went 2-for-16 in third down conversions. The Commodores offense wasn't effective throughout the season... Recommended Stories

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