NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Much of Vanderbilt’s good fortune, good play and good poise was washed out Saturday at FirstBank Stadium in a 45-25 loss at the hands of visiting Wake Forest.
The 23rd-ranked Demon Deacons beat Vanderbilt soundly in many areas, but the Commodores (2-1) also beat themselves plenty of times as well. Three turnovers and eight offensive drives that ended with a punt gave Vandy little chance to win its third straight game to begin the season.
“It’s unfortunate that we go into a game with clarity on what it’s going to take to beat a good opponent at home, and I thought the guys had the spirit and energy for it, but we lacked the discipline to carry through with our strategies and it caught up to us,” Vanderbilt head coach Clark Lea said. “Today was an indicator of where we are. I don’t want to back away from the fact that Wake played a good game….