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Inside Vanderbilt's locker room after beating Georgia

Each of James Franklin's 19 wins in his two-and-a-half seasons at Vanderbilt were special in their own way, but Saturday's 31-27 defeat of No. 15 Georgia carries an extra weight. It was Franklin's first victory in eight tries against a ranked team, and also his first triumph in eight tries against SEC East heavies Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. 

And in true Vanderbilt fashion, it didn't come easy. 

The Commodores jumped out to a 14-10 lead until Georgia defensive back Shaq Wiggins stepped in front of a screen pass and took it back 39 yards to put the Bulldogs on top, where they stayed until Vanderbilt put together a 17-point rally in the fourth quarter with the winning score coming with 2:53 to play.

Needless to say, the win meant a lot for Franklin and the Vanderbilt program.

Author: Zach Barnett
Zach Barnett is a native of Denton, Texas and a graduate of the University of Texas. He joined FootballScoop in 2012 after two years at the National Football Foundation. His hobbies include watching college football, reading about college football and writing about college football.