Vanderbilt – Tennessee Postgame Notes Nov. 20, 2010 Nashville, Tenn. Pregame Notes ·Vanderbilt is in its 121st year of organized football. ·The Commodores wore black pants with black uniform tops. ·Vanderbilt won the toss and deferred until the second half. ·It was 59 degrees at kickoff. ·The attendance was 37,017 Team Notes ·Today marked the 107th meeting between the two schools. ·Vanderbilt trails in the all-time series 28-73-5 ·The last time Vanderbilt beat Tennessee in Nashville was November 27, 1982 ·The Commodores have now lost five straight against the Volunteers ·The last coach to beat Tennessee during their debut season was Fred Pancoast, who led the Commodores to a 17-14 victory on November 29, 1975. ·Vanderbilt has not won consecutive games against Tennessee since they won six straight from 1920 to 1926. ·This is the fifth time in the series that both coaches are in their first seasons.Vanderbilt won in 22-0 in 1901 and 1904 while Tennessee won in 1953 and 1963. ·Vanderbilt did not have a penalty in the first half. ·Vanderbilt’s 17-play field-goal drive to close out the first half was the longest scoring drive of the the season.The previous high was a 13-play touchdown drive against Ole Miss on September 18. ·Vanderbilt had multiple interceptions for the first time since recording two against Ole Miss on September 18. ·Vanderbilt had a field goal blocked with 7:05 remaining in the third quarter, the first time an opponent has blocked a Commodore field goal since Kentucky on November 15, 2008. ·The Commodores have now had fewer penalties than their opponent four times. ·For the fourth time this season, six different players had a rushing attempt for the Commodores. ·Vanderbilt is now 0-6 on the year when the opponent scores first. ·When trailing heading into the fourth quarter, Vanderbilt is now 0-9. Individual Notes ·Cornerback Casey Hayward is the team’s active leader with 23 consecutive starts. ·Chris Marve made his 34th start of his career. ·Kenard Reeves is making his second consecutive start and third of the year. ·Wesley Tate entered the game with 12:13 remaining in the third quarter. ·Jared Funk entered the game with 11:39 remaining in the game. Offense ·Brandon Barden has now had a reception in every game this season. ·Tray Herndon set a career-high at Vanderbilt with four receptions.His last catch came against Arkansas on October 30. ·Freshman Jordan Matthews had a career-high five receptions on the night.Matthews only had three receptions heading into the game. ·Jordan Matthews recorded his third touchdown of the year late in the fourth quarter. ·All three touchdowns recorded by Jordan Matthews this season have been tossed by Jared Funk in the fourth quarter. ·Jared Funk had a career-high 146 passing yards, topping his previous best of 100 yards against Eastern Michigan on October 9. Defense ·Johnell Thomas recorded his second sack of the season in the first quarter. ·Casey Hayward made his sixth interception of the season when he picked off a Tyler Bray pass on the Commodores five yard line and took it back 13 yards late in the second quarter. ·The six interceptions by Casey Hayward are second in the SEC. ·Hayward’s six interceptions are the most by a Commodore since D.J. Moore posted six in 2007 and 2008. ·Only three Commodores have had more than six interceptions in a season. Ralph Oaks had seven in 1975, Thomas Wingfield had eight in 1973, and Leonard Coleman had eight in 1982. ·Sean Richardson had seven tackles in the first half. ·Colt Nichter’s five tackles tied a career-high set against Connecticut on October 2. ·With 13:36 remaining in the third quarter, Vanderbilt punted into Tennessee territory when Eric Samuels forced his first career fumble and Dexter Daniels recovered it on the Tennessee 20-yard line. ·Freshman Kenny Ladler made his first career-interception in the third quarter with 10:47 remaining. Special Teams ·With Vanderbilt down 14-3, Ryan Fowler missed a 25-yard field goal, his second miss of the season and first since Northwestern on September 4. ·Ryan Fowler ended the night 1-3, marking the most attempts of his season. ·Richard Kent set the Vanderbilt record for most punts in a season with 83.