UMass trailed Vanderbilt by three points late in Saturday's game in Nashville, Tenn.
A missed 22-yard field goal from Minutemen kicker Blake Lucas sealed the 34-31 win for the Commodores, their first of the season.
After the ball sailed wide, Vanderbilt defensive lineman Adam Butler saw fit to walk over to Lucas and hug him.
The Commodores are now 1-2 on the season, while UMass is 0-3.
- Chris Johnson