NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- Jay Cutler is back in the good graces of Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson.
Cutler, who was suspended two weeks ago because of a violation of team rules, scored his second touchdown of the game with 1:14 remaining as the Commodores rallied for a 28-24 victory over Connecticut.
Cutler's seven-yard scamper erased a 24-21 deficit as the Commodores (2-6) rallied from a pair of fourth-quarter deficits to give Johnson his first victory over a Division I-A opponent.
Vanderbilt's only other win was a 49-18 victory over Division I-AA Furman, Johnson's former team.
Cutler completed 11-of-18 passes for 171 yards, including a six-yard TD pass to M.J. Garrett that gave the Commodores a 21-17 lead with 9:48 remaining.
Connecticut, also 2-6, answered to take a 24-21 lead on Dan Orlovsky's 12-yard TD pass to Tommy Collins with 6:56 to play.
Each team scored twice in the final period after Cutler's 13-yard TD run gave Vanderbilt a 14-10 with 8:46 remaining in the third period.
Kwana Doster rushed for 109 yards on 24 carries for the Commodores, who had dropped five in a row since beating Furman.
Orlovsky completed 23-of-35 passes for 236 yards for the Huskies.