Vanderbilt - Texas A&M postgame notes

Oct. 26, 2013

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Vanderbilt – Texas A&M Postgame Notes
October 26, 2013
Kyle Field

Pregame Notes 

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

• The Commodores wore all white on Saturday with white helmets, jerseys and pants – marking the first time since the South Carolina game the Dores wore that combination.

Texas A&M won the toss and elected to receive the ball in the first half.

• Attendance was 86,584.

• Vanderbilt captains for the game were Andre Hal, Carey Spear, Javon Marshall and Jordan Matthews.

Saturday's game at Texas A&M was the first-ever meeting between Vanderbilt and the Aggies on the gridiron.

Team Notes

• The Commodores had not played a team from or in the state of Texas since a 36-17 win over Rice in 2009.

• Vanderbilt is now 0-1 vs. Texas A&M all time.

Individual Notes

Torren McGaster and Paris Head each made their first career starts, getting the nod in the defensive secondary.

• Redshirt freshman Patton Robinette made his first career start at QB.

Patton Robinette hooked up with Jonathan Krause for 44 yards on a pass play in the second quarter for Robinette’s longest pass completion of his career.

• Jordan Matthews’ first catch of the game went for 13 yards and pulled him even with Georgia’s Terrence Edwards for the most receiving yards in SEC history.

• Matthews’ catch also extended his streak of having at least one catch to 29 straight games. He now has at least one catch in 44 of his 46 games as a Commodore.

Patton Robinette threw his first career touchdown pass in the second quarter to Jonathan Krause, a 30-yard pass.

Jonathan Krause caught his third TD in the last five games on Robinette’s first career TD pass. Krause had no TD receptions coming into his senior season.

Kenny Ladler picked off his second pass of the season in the second quarter, his sixth of his career makes him the active leader on the Dores’ roster.

• Jordan Matthews’ 17-yard catch in the second quarter earned him the most career receiving yards in league history with 3,107 yards in his career.

• Jerron Seymour’s four-yard TD run was his team-best ninth rushing score of the season and his 14th of his career.

Karl Butler made a season-best six tackles in the first half.

Kyle Woestmann matched his career-best with two sacks in the first half on back-to-back plays.

Kenny Ladler forced three turnovers on the afternoon with one interception and two forced fumbles.

Patton Robinette posted a career-best 216 yards passing in his first career start.

Kenny Ladler posted his third game of the season with at least 10 tackles, making 10 stops in the game including eight solo tackles.

Kenny Ladler forced his third fumble of the year in the third quarter giving him one forced fumble in each of his last three games.

Darreon Herring made nine tackles, giving him 27 tackles over the Commodores last three games.

Offensive Notes

• Vanderbilt’s first scoring drive of the game netted three points on 10 plays marking the Dores’ 12 scoring drive this season of at least 10 plays.

• The Commodores gained 168 yards on 26 plays in the second quarter compared to 35 yards on 14 plays in the second quarter.

• With Patton Robinette’s rushing TD in the fourth quarter the Commodores have now scored at least 24 points in a school record 14 straight games.

• Vanderbilt’s 80-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter gave the team its ninth scoring drive of the season of at least 80 yards.

• The Commodores improved to 30-for-34 in the red zone for the season, getting points on all three red zone possessions vs. Texas A&M.

Defensive Notes

• The Commodores forced three turnovers in the first half (one interception, two fumble recoveries) giving the Dores five forced turnovers in the team’s last six quarters.

• Vanderbilt held the Aggies to 108 yards of total offense and seven points in the second quarter.

• Vandy’s five forced turnovers (four fumble recoveries and one interception) were a season-high. The five forced turnovers are the most for VU since the Music City Bowl vs. NC State (three interceptions, two fumble recoveries).

Special Teams Notes

Carey Spear nailed his sixth field goal of the season with a 23-yarder in the second quarter. Spear is now 6-for-8 on the season.

Kris Kentera recovered the Commodores’ first onside kick of the game to help set up the Dores’ second score of the day.



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