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Vanderbilt - Missouri postgame notes

Oct. 5, 2013

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Vanderbilt – Missouri Postgame Notes

October 5, 2013

Vanderbilt Stadium

 

Pregame Notes

 • Vanderbilt is in its 124th year of organized football.

• The Commodores wore black jerseys and pants with a white helmets for the first time.

• Missouri won the toss electing to receive with Vanderbilt kicking off.

• Attendance was 36,892.

• Vanderbilt captains for the game were Austyn Carta-Samuels, Javon Marshall, Andre Hal and Carey Spear.

• Saturday’s game marked the first game between Vanderbilt and Missouri in Nashville since 1957.

 

Team Notes

• Vanderbilt fell to 2-3-1 all-time vs. Missouri.

• The Commodores dropped to 26-38-3 all-time on homecoming.

Jordan Matthews 26-yard TD reception in the third quarter broke the Vanderbilt school record with the 22nd receiving TD of his career passing Dan Stricker (1999-2002). Matthews later passed Boo Mitchell’s (1985-88) school record for receiving yards with 2,996 receiving yards in his career.

 

Individual Notes

• With his grab in the first quarter Jordan Matthews has now caught at least one pass in 27 straight games.

• Wesley Tate’s two-yard TD run in the second quarter was his third rushing TD of the year and fifth score overall.

Kris Kentera matched a career-high with three catches in the first half before finishing with a career-best five catches for 39 yards.

Kenny Ladler made 10 tackles in the first half, marking the second time this season the senior registered at least 10 tackles in a game this season (14 vs. South Carolina).

• Jordan Matthews’ 26-yard TD reception in the third quarter broke the Vanderbilt school record with the 22nd receiving TD of his career passing Dan Stricker (199-2002).

Caleb Azubike set a new career-high with three tackles for loss.

Andre Hal matched a career-high with two tackles for loss.

Austyn Carta-Samuels scored his fifth rushing TD of the season on a two-yard run in the third quarter. He has at least one rushing score in four of the Dores’ six games.

Austyn Carta-Samuels completed eight straight passes in the third quarter.

Wesley Tate set a career-high with six receptions and 57 yards.

• Jordan Matthews’ 45-yard reception in the fourth quarter pushed him past Boo Mitchell’s (1985-88) school for receiving yards. With that catch Matthews had 2,990 career receiving yards.

Jordan Matthews posted his fifth 100-yard receiving game of the season and 15th of his career.

Austyn Carta-Samuels set new Vanderbilt career-bests with 29 completions, attempts with 41 and yards with 338.

Austyn Carta-Samuels posted his third 300-yard game of the season making him the first Commodore QB since Jay Cutler in 2005 to post three 300-yard games in a single season.

•  Jonathan Krause caught his second career touchdown with a 35-yard reception and finished the night with 81 yards on five grabs.

Kenny Ladler matched his career-best from earlier this season (at South Carolina) with 14 tackles.

 

Offensive Notes

• Vanderbilt’s 15-play scoring drive in the second quarter capped by Wesley Tate’s two-yard run marked the Dores’ longest scoring drive of the season.

• The Commodores’ first two scoring drives of the night were both 75-yard drives.

• The Dores posted 400-plus yards for the fourth time this season putting up 468 yards.

 

Defensive Notes

Kenny Ladler made 10 tackles in the first half, marking the second time this season the senior registered at least 10 tackles in a game this season (14 vs. South Carolina).

Caleb Azubike set a new career-high with three tackles for loss.

Andre Hal matched a career-high with two tackles for loss.

 

Special Teams Notes

• Taylor Hudson averaged 43 yards per punt on the night.


 

 

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