KNOXVILLE — It will be known as the drive in Nashville.
It will be remembered for the spot in Knoxville.
Vanderbilt, whose offense was stagnant for just about all of the second half, saved its best for last with a 12-play, 92-yard drive in the waning minutes to beat Tennessee 14-10 on a frosty Saturday night at Neyland Stadium.
Backup quarterback Patton Robinette, who prepped at Maryville not far from UT's campus, scored on a 5-yard run after faking a jump pass with 16 seconds remaining to stun the home crowd.
The touchdown followed an overturned call on the field that saw Vanderbilt starting quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels' fourth-down sneak spotted at the UT 34. Replay confirmed he advanced the ball to the 33, and Vanderbilt was given new life with 46 seconds to play.
UT (4-7, 1-6 SEC) was eliminated from bowl consideration for the third consecutive year and ensured itself a losing record for the fourth year in a row. Butch Jones became the first Vols coach to losing his series opener against Vanderbilt since Doug Dickey in 1964.
Coach James Franklin and the Commodores (7-4, 4-4) backed up last year's 41-18 rout and celebrated in Knoxville for the first time since 2005, when then-senior Jay Cutler led a late touchdown drive for a 28-24 victory.
rior to Robinette's heroics, the Vols had the lone score of the second half on Michael Palardy's 32-yard field goal with 9:06 left in the third quarter.
Vanderbilt entered Saturday's contest with 16 takeaways in its last four games and a plus-eight turnover margin in its last two, but Franklin's squad was in a giving mood at UT. It lost three fumbles — two inside the UT 20 — to go along with an interception.
The Commodores rotated quarterbacks much of the night, but the results weren't there. UT's defense, which surrendered 444 rushing yards to Auburn two weeks ago, held the Commodores to 90 yards on the ground.
Vanderbilt had two excellent scoring chances earlier in the second half, but Robinette lost the ball at the UT 16 lunging forward for extra yardage, and Carey Spear came up short on a 42-yard field goal after the Commodores took possession at the UT 29 following a poor punt.