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Vanderbilt-Georgia postgame notes

Sept. 22, 2012

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Vanderbilt-Georgia Postgame Notes
September 22, 2012 Sanford Stadium - Athens, Ga.


Pregame Notes
• Vanderbilt is in its 123rd year of organized football. 

• The Commodores wore gold helmets and pants with white jerseys, marking the first time the team has worn the combination this season.
• Georgia won the toss and elected to defer to the second half with Vanderbilt receiving the ball in the first half.
• Attendance was 92,746.

Team Notes
• The Commodores and Bulldogs played under the lights for the first time at Sanford Stadium.
• Vanderbilt committed a season-high eight penalties in the first quarter. The Dores had 14 penalties in the first three games with a single-game high of six at Northwestern. VU finished with 11 penalties, the most since last season's Florida game when the Commodores committed 12 penalties.
• Vanderbilt's first seven offensive possessions started at an average of their own 18-yard line.

Individual Notes
• With his nine-yard catch in the first quarter, Jordan Matthews has now caught at least one pass in 12 straight games dating back to last season's Georgia game.
• For the third time in four games Walker May recorded a tackle for loss stopping Georgia RB Keith Marshall for a five-yard loss in the first quarter.
Jared Morse notched his first career sack in the first quarter pulling down Georgia QB Aaron Murray for a four-yard loss.
Richard Kent booted his second 60-plus yard punt of the season and 10th of his career with a 62-yard kick in the second quarter. Kent matched his career-best with a 67-yard punt at Northwestern earlier this season.
Chris Boyd has made at least one reception in 12 straight games after his three catches in the second quarter. With his first half performance, Boyd passed 700 yards receiving for his career.
Jordan Matthews recorded his fifth career 100-yard receiving game (all against SEC competition) with 119 yards on eight catches.
Chris Boyd went over 100 yards receiving for the first time in his career with a 60-yard grab in the fourth quarter and finished with a career-best 110 yards.
• With Matthews and Boyd each going over 100 yards receiving it marked the first time a Vanderbilt receiving duo had 100-yard receiving games since 2006 when Earl Bennett (157) and Marlon White (121) accomplished the feat against Florida.
Kenny Ladler matched a career-high with 11 tackles on the night, including seven solo stops.
Jordan Rodgers passed for a season-best 218 yards completing 13-of-23 passes.

Offensive Notes
• Vanderbilt took their final possession of the first half 64 yards on eight plays to score the Dores first points of the night on Carey Spear's 29-yard field goal.
• The Commodores failed to score a touchdown for the first time since being shutout last season at Alabama 34-0 (11 games).

Defensive Notes
• Georgia's scoring drives of 88 and 96 yards in the first half are the longest scoring drives the Dores have allowed this season.
• Vanderbilt allowed a season-high 568 yards of total offense to Georgia, including 302 yards on the ground. The totals are the most the Commodores have allowed since giving up 580 total yards and 341 yards rushing to Kentucky in 2010.
• Georgia's 48 points is the most allowed by VU since giving up 55 to Florida in 2010.

Special Team Notes
Richard Kent booted his second 60-plus yard punt of the season and 10th of his career with a 62-yard kick in the second quarter. Kent matched his career-best with a 67-yard punt at Northwestern earlier this season.
• With Carey Spear's 29-yard field goal in the second quarter the Commodores matched their season total from 2011 with eight field goals
Brian Kimbrow set a career-high with a 43-yard kickoff return late in the third quarter.
Richard Kent placed a season-best three punts inside the 20-yard line.
• Kent totaled 411 yards, including four 50-plus yard punts, on nine kicks for an average of 45.7 per punt.

 

 

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