Maryville's Patton Robinette in line to start at QB for Vandy at Texas A&M

Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette passes against Georgia in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt upset Georgia 31-27. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette passes against Georgia in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt upset Georgia 31-27. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Maryville quarterback Patton Robinette (4) runs the ball as Whitehaven defenders play catch-up during the Div. 1 Class 6A championship game at the 2011 BlueCross Bowl at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tenn., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.  (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Maryville quarterback Patton Robinette (4) runs the ball as Whitehaven defenders play catch-up during the Div. 1 Class 6A championship game at the 2011 BlueCross Bowl at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tenn., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

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NASHVILLE — Vanderbilt redshirt freshman quarterback Patton Robinette could be in line for his first college start Saturday at Texas A&M.

If that happens, center Joe Townsend doesn’t foresee the Commodores’ offense taking a step backward.

“Really he came in (against Georgia), he took control, we didn’t lose a beat,” Townsend said on Monday. “We have his back.”

Robinette hadn’t gotten much practice with the first-string offense, but that will change this week. The depth chart reads senior Austyn Carta-Samuels “or” Robinette as the starter for the 11:21 a.m. game with the No. 14 Aggies (5-2, 2-2 SEC) in College Station.

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