ATHENS, Georgia (Ticker) -- Vanderbilt's day began with a traffic accident and got worse.
David Greene tossed two touchdown passes and ran for another as No. 5 Georgia manhandled Vanderbilt, 48-17, to improve to 7-0 for the first time in 20 years.
Musa Smith rushed for 102 yards and two scores and Terrence Edwards had 163 receiving yards and one TD for the Bulldogs (7-0, 4-0 SEC East), who had not started a season with seven straight wins since 1982, when the Herschel Walker-led squad went 11-0 before losing to Penn State in the Sugar Bowl.
More than two hours before the game, one of five buses taking the Vanderbilt (1-6, 0-4) team to Sanford Stadium was struck by a tractor-trailer cab. Nobody on board was seriously hurt.
"I don't think the accident this morning affected us," Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson said. "We checked everybody out. I don't want to make (the accident) as something that affected us. Georgia mashed us on offense and defense."
Greene, who completed 20-of-23 pass for 319 yards, put the Bulldogs ahead for good, 14-7, on a 64-yard completion to Edwards 12 seconds into the second quarter.
Smith scored on rushes of 14 and one yards later in the period to help Georgia extend its advantage to 31-10 at the break.
Redshirt freshman D.J. Shockley, who alternated with Greene the first two games before missing the next four with a broken bone in his left foot, came on in the third quarter and finished 7-of-9 for 94 yards and one TD.
The Bulldogs scored on their first eight possessions before punting for the first and only time in the fourth quarter. Georgia last punted just once in a 38-7 win over Arkansas State in 1997.
"They did a good job," Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "I'm proud of what they did. I'm glad they executed well - if the offense doesn't execute well, we're not going to move the ball and score."
Vanderbilt's Jay Cutler, who missed last week's 21-20 loss to Middle Tennessee State for a violation of team rules, was 10-of-20 for 158 yards. Running back Kwane Doster ran for 118 yards and one touchdown in the loss, the team's eighth in a row to the Bulldogs.
"Offensively we played well, but we could not stop them defensively," Cutler said. "We had a good game plan and moved the ball well and kept them off-balance. (But) Georgia's offense kept rolling."
Dan Stricker had 109 receiving yards on five catches but the Commodores were outgained through the air, 426-158. Georgia racked up 606 yards of total offense - its most since a school record 667 against Southern Mississippi in 1993.
"We finally clicked on offense on all cylinders today," Greene said. "We moved the ball well. We put up the yards and points. Up to this point, we've played good enough to win. Today we may have finally played to our potential."
Vanderbilt outrushed Georgia, 234-180.
All-American offensive tackle Jon Stinchcomb injured his left knee on Georgia's first series and did not return.