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Vanderbilt - Tennessee postgame notes

Nov. 19, 2011

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Vanderbilt - Tennessee Post-game Notes
November 19, 2011 Knoxville, Tenn.


Pregame Notes
• Vanderbilt is in its 122nd year of organized football.
• The Commodores wore white pants, white jerseys and gold helmets.
• Tennessee won the toss and deferred to the second half and the Commodores elected to receive.
• The attendance was 91,367.

Team Notes
• Vanderbilt falls to 5-6 on the season and stands at 2-6 in conference play.
• The Commodores 28-74-5 against Tennessee all-time.
• Vanderbilt 1-4 when allowing the opponent to score first.
• For just the second time this season Vandy trailed after the first quarter, trailing Tennessee 7-0.
• VU 0-5 when trailing at halftime.
• The overtime game was the first for Vanderbilt this season and the first since losing at Army 16-13 in 2009. Tennessee won the toss and elected to play defense first.

Individual Notes
Archibald Barnes' interception in the second quarter was the first of his career.
Zac Stacy's first quarter touchdown was his 10th rushing TD of the season. Stacy becomes the first Dore to record 10-plus scores in a season since Jamie O'Rourke in 1974. Stacy's 6-yard score also put him in front of O'Rourke for the fourth-most all-time in a single season. Stacy now has 952 yards this season.
Jerron Seymour had his best game as a Commodore since the UConn game rushing for 23 yards.
Archibald Barnes' second interception of the night was returned for a touchdown, the longest return in school history. Barnes second pick of the year makes him the third Commodore this season to intercept two passes in a game joining Casey Hayward (South Carolina) and Trey Wilson (Ole Miss). Barnes return for a score is the first since Wilson's pick six against Ole Miss.
Jordan Rodgers' fourth quarter TD pass to Chris Boyd marked the fifth straight game Rodgers had passed for a score and the third consecutive game Boyd caught a TD pass. Rodgers five straight games with a TD pass makes him the first Commodore since Chris Nickson early in the 2006 season to accomplish the feat.
Chris Boyd's TD reception gave him seven for the season, the most since Earl Bennett scored nine in 2005.
Chris Boyd's six receptions set a career-high.
Javon Marshall matched a career-best with six tackles.
• For the second straight game since returning from injury T.J. Greenstone recorded a sack.
Jordan Rodgers' 32 pass attempts set a caereer-high.

Defense
Archibald Barnes' interception was the Commodores' first pick since the Georgia game. The interception was the 16th for the Dores this season matching the 11th-most in school history and most since 2007.
• Vanderbilt has outscored its opponents 141-109 in the first half this season.
• Vandy's two interceptions marked the first time since the South Carolina game that the defense picked off two-plus passes. VU intercepted four Gamecock passes in that game.

Offense
• The Commodores' two turnovers in the first quarter were the most by the team since the Arkansas game when VU turned it over three times.
• Vanderbilt's fourth-down conversion in the first quarter was the team's 13th of the season. VU entered the game second in the SEC in fourth down conversion percentage behind only LSU.
• At the half, VU outgained UT 175-126.

Special Teams
Richard Kent's 64-yard punt in the second quarter was his longest boot since the Ole Miss game when he kicked it 64 yards against the Rebels.
• With the Commodores' two missed field goals in the first half VU is 2-for-8 in the last seven games, including 1-for-5 in the last four games.
Richard Kent's 60-yard punt in the fourth quarter gave him two 60-yard punts on the day.

 

 

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