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Vanderbilt-Georgia postgame notes

Oct. 15, 2011

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Vanderbilt-Georgia Postgame Notes
October 15, 2011 Nashville, Tenn.


Pregame Notes

• Vanderbilt is in its 122nd year of organized football.
• The Commodores wore black pants with black tops and black helmets.
• Georgia won the toss and deferred to the second half.
• At kickoff the temperature was 68 degrees with a seven MPH wind blowing northwest.
• The attendance was 36,640.

Team Notes
• The Commodores move to 3-3 (1-3) on the year
• Vanderbilt now trails 18-52-2 in the Georgia series
• The `Dores now hold a 11-23-2 record against the Bulldogs when playing in Nashville
• Vanderbilt is minus-5 in turnovers during losses

Individual Notes
• Despite uncertainty during the week due to an injury sustained in the second half of the Alabama game, Larry Smith made the start at quarterback
• Senior Chris Marve moved into 12th place all-time in Vanderbilt history for career tackles with 352
Zac Stacy completed the first pass of his career when he hit Jordan Matthews on a 43-yard touchdown pass to record the first points of the game for Vanderbilt
• Stacy recorded his second rushing touchdown of the season on a 19-yard run with 9:15 left in the game
Andre Hal's 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown tied him for fourth longest in Vanderbilt history. It was the first kickoff return for a touchdown since Warren Norman took the ball 80 yards against Georgia Tech in 2009
• Hal's 157 kickoff return yards are the most for a Commodore this season
Casey Hayward grabbed the 13th interception of his career, moving him to second all-time in the Commodore record books
Jerron Seymour recorded his third rushing touchdown of the season when he punched it in from the one-yard line late in the third quarter
Jordan Rodgers had a career-long rush when he scampered for 40 yards in the fourth quarter. Rodgers's 80 yards rushing were a career high
Sean Richardson recorded his second-career sack early in the game, his first since getting to the quarterback against South Carolina on October 23, 2010
• Richardson's two tackles for loss mark a season-high
Casey Hayward's 29-yard run on a double reverse in the first quarter marked a career-long rush
• Stacy moved to 28th on the all-time rushing list after going for 97 yards
• Freshman Barron Dixon saw action for the first time in his career and becomes the fifth true freshmen to get on the field so far this season
Steven Clarke's 23-yard kickoff return set a career-long
Casey Hayward returned his first-career punt 12 yards
Archibald Barnes recorded his first pass breakup of his career and finished the game with two
Jordan Matthews's scoring catch from Stacy was the first touchdown of the year for him.
• Marshall set a career-high in tackles with six and now has recorded at least five in three straight games
Javon Marshall recorded his first solo tackle for loss
Casey Hayward notched a season-high seven tackles
Rob Lohr now has a tackle for loss in four out of the six Vanderbilt games
Tim Fugger has recorded a tackle for loss in five of six games this season
Ryan Fowler appeared for the third time this season when he executed a fake-punt pass that went for 35 yards
• Long snapper Andrew East caught his first-career pass when he was on the other end of Ryan Flower's toss
Ryan Fowler attempted his first-career punt, booting the ball 24 yards late in the second quarter
Richard Kent's streak of punts inside the twenty ended at 17 games

Defense
• The Commodores have continued to dominate the first quarter defensively, only allowing 10 points total so far this season after pitching a shutout against the Bulldogs to start the game
• After Georgia took over on Vanderbilt's 24-yard line early in the second quarter, the `Dores held the Bulldogs to no yards and kicker Blair Walsh missed the field goal attempt

Offense
Zac Stacy's second quarter touchdown pass to Jordan Matthews marked the first TD for Vanderbilt since Stacy had a 77-yard run in the third quarter against Ole Miss on September 17.
• Stacy's 43-yard toss marked the longest passing touchdown of the season for Vanderbilt
• The offense produced eight first downs in the first half, matching the total from the Alabama game
• The Commodores 19 first downs are the most since the Ole Miss victory, and second most for the season
• Vanderbilt's four third-down conversions tied a season high
• Vanderbilt's 13 play, 6:25 yard drive was the longest of the season in terms of plays and time of possession
• The 149 passing yards are tied for the second most this season, falling short of the 177 set against Elon
• The Commodores racked up at least 200 yards rushing for the second time this season

Special Teams
• On 4th and 13 in its own territory with 9:30 remaining in the first half, Vanderbilt sent out place kicker Ryan Fowler as the punter who executed a 35-yard pass on a fake punt
• Georgia attempted six field goals, the most an opponent has attempted against Vanderbilt all season
• Vanderbilt's 210 kickoff return yards mark a season high
• The Commodores have racked up over 100 yards of kickoff return yards for the second straight game
• Vanderbilt blocked a punt late in the fourth quarter, the first blocked punt for the team since Ryan van Rensburg recorded one against Florida last season

 

 

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