NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- Cedric Houston ran for 140 yards and a touchdown and Alex Walls kicked three field goals as Tennessee continued its mastery of intrastate rival Vanderbilt with a 24-0 blanking in a Southeastern Conference matchup.
Houston registered his fourth straight 100-yard game, becoming the first Volunteer to accomplish the feat since Travis Henry in 2000. Tennessee rushed for a season-high 242 yards.
Jabri Davis' one-yard TD run 4:49 into the contest propelled the Volunteers (7-4, 4-3 SEC East) to their series-record 20th straight victory over the Commodores (2-10, 0-8) and increased their lead in the all-time series to 65-26-5 all-time.
Casey Clausen returned from a foot injury to complete 12-of-22 passes for 120 yard and improved to 23-6 as the Volunteers starting quarterback.
Tennessee's Jason Witten had two catches for 30 yards and broke Jeff Smith's 1984 school mark for most receiving yards in a single season by a tight end. The 6-5 junior has 33 catches for 444 yards entering next week's regular season finale against Kentucky.
Quarterback Benji Walker accounted for 117 of Vanderbilt's 196 total offense, but the Commodores finished their 2002 campaign with a four-game losing skid.
On a disappointing afternoon for Vanderbilt, Dan Stricker failed in his bid to become the SEC's all-time leader in career receiving yards. The senior only made two catches for 12 yards and finished his college career as the fifth leading receiver in conference history with 2,880 yards.