In Athens, Ga., freshman David Dukes threw for two touchdowns and scored another in his first start while leading the 14th-ranked Bulldogs to their highest point total in 26 years.
The Bulldogs (5-1, 3-0 in the Southeastern Conference) broke out of a 21-21 tie when Tony Mangram scored on a one-yard plunge with 3:45 left in the first half. Dukes, who scored on a two-yard run in the first quarter, threw two scoring passes within a 77-second span to give Georgia a 42-21 halftime lead.
The teams combined for 612 yards on offense in the half. Georgia's point total was a school record, surpassing the 35 scored in a 56-6 victory over VMI in 1967.
In the final period, Georgia's Kevin Butler kicked two field goals in the fourth period, the first tying him with former teammate Herschel Walker for the SEC career scoring record. A 51-yarder with 16 seconds left made him the record holder with 317 points.
Dukes, filling in for injured Todd Williams, completed nine of 13 passes for 175 yards while playing only the first three quarters.
"I didn't dream that Georgia could score that many points or we could play as badly on defense," Coach George MacIntyre of Vanderbilt (4-3, 1-2) said after the Bulldogs totaled 562 yards on offense, including 373 on the ground. "All we can do now is regroup, heal the wounded and love our young'uns."