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Derek Mason Has Message For People Criticizing Sarah Fuller

Derek Mason clapping his hands on the Vanderbilt sideline.

COLUMBIA, MO - NOVEMBER 12: Derek Mason head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores gives support to his team during a game against the Missouri Tigers in the first quarter at Memorial Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Vanderbilt made history on Saturday, as Commodores women's soccer player Sarah Fuller became the first woman to play in a 'Power 5' college football game. After the contest, Derek Mason clarified one thing for fans watching the game.

Fuller's one play came on the second half kickoff. Fuller didn't give the ball a huge boot - she instead squibbed it to around Missouri's 35-yard-line. The Tigers did not attempt to return the ball.

Many watching thought Fuller might have mishit the ball. But Mason confirmed after the game that she hit the ball right where she was supposed to.

Via ESPN's Jenna Laine:

Fuller only got to play one snap because Vanderbilt never threatened to score - so she didn't have any chances at either a field goal or an extra point. It was underwhelming from that standpoint.

Still, this is a huge moment for women in sports. There have been a number of other female kickers at the collegiate level - but not in a 'Power 5' game for a major university.

It remains to be seen if Fuller will stay on the squad for next week's game against Georgia.