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Sarah Fuller becomes first woman to score in Power Five football game

The Vanderbilt kicker knocked home an extra point and made history for the winless Commodores.

Sarah Fuller of the Vanderbilt Commodores warms up prior to the game against the Missouri Tigers at Farout Field on November 28, 2020 in Columbia, Missouri. Photo by Missouri Athletics/Collegiate Images/Getty Images

Update 7:13 p.m.: Fuller adds a second PAT to make it 35-17 Tennessee with under eight minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Update 4:52 p.m.: Early in the second quarter the Commodores take a 10-7 lead on a 39-yard field goal by Fuller’s teammate Pierson Cooke, who was 3-7 on field goals entering today’s game.


Vanderbilt Commodores kicker Sarah Fuller became the first woman to score in a Power Five college football game today with this extra point against the Tennessee Volunteers.

Two weeks ago against the Missouri Tigers, Fuller made history as the first woman to play in a Power Five college football game, kicking off to begin the second half. But the ‘Dores were unable to get within field goal range or score a touchdown to put her back on the field. Fuller joins April Goss of Kent State and Katie Hnida of New Mexico as the only women to score in a Division I-A or FBS game, but she becomes the first to do so in a major conference.

It’s been a nightmare season for Vandy, who fired head coach Derek Mason two weeks ago after a 41-0 loss to Mizzou. Interim Todd Fitch is in charge for today’s game, which is for bragging rights in the Volunteer State as well as the last chance VU will have in 2020 to earn a victory.

Fuller has already won an SEC Championship in 2020 as the starting goalkeeper for Vanderbilt women’s soccer.