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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Terry Grant ran 24 times for 173 yards and two touchdowns to lead Alabama over Vanderbilt 24-10 Saturday.
Leigh Tiffin kicked three field goals, and Alabama (2-0) won its Southeastern Conference opener against the Commodores (1-1, 0-1). Alabama tallied 371 yards of total offense.
The defense came up with two sacks and a turnover in holding Vanderbilt to 101 yards of total offense through three quarters. Alabama also held two-time All-SEC receiver Earl Bennett to four catches for 52 yards.
The Commodores went three-and-out four times in the first half with penalties wiping out their two biggest plays, including a 70-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter.
Javier Arenas set up Alabama's first TD with a 69-yard punt return, and Grant scored a play later for a 7-0 lead.
Chris Nickson, hampered by a sore hamstring, struggled in going 5-of-18 for 67 yards. He was replaced by Mackenzi Adams who tossed a 15-yard TD pass to George Smith midway through the fourth.