Vanderbilt Commodores to start QB Patton Robinette

Oct 19, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores quarterback Patton Robinette (4) gives the snap count at the line against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second half at Vanderbilt Stadium. The Commodores beat the Bulldogs 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

The Vanderbilt Commodores got a huge win on Saturday, coming from behind to defeat the Georgia Bulldogs 31-27. The win improved the Commodores to 4-3 and helped keep their goal of another bowl appearance alive.

Unfortunately for the Commodores, they lost starting quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels to a knee injury.

It was initially unclear how serious the injury was, but on Thursday, the news broke that redshirt freshman Patton Robinette would get the start when the Commodores take on the 16th-ranked Texas A&M Aggies (The Aggies could also be forced to go with a backup quarterback after Johnny Manziel was injured in a 45-41 loss to the Auburn Tigers last week).

According to the Associated Press, “Vanderbilt athletic department spokesman Larry Leathers confirmed Thursday that Robinette would start against the Aggies.” The Tennessean initially reported the news.

Robinette replaced Carta-Samuels and completed nine of 15 passes for 107 yards and an interception against the Bulldogs. Robinette rushed for a touchdown in the game.

The Commodores and Aggies will kickoff from Kyle Field at 12:21 pm EST Saturday.

Topics: Johnny Manziel, Patton Robinette, Vanderbilt Commodores

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