Monday Musings: Turning the page
Nov. 12, 2012
Monday Press Conference & Quotes
Defense Even Stronger in Second Half
For as impressive as Vanderbilt's defense has been this season, the numbers are even more remarkable when they are broken down by halves.
As games progress, Vanderbilt's defense only gets better.
In seven of Vanderbilt's ten games thus far the Commodores have surrendered fewer first downs, rushing yards and total yards in the second half than in the first half. Vanderbilt has also allowed fewer points in the second half than the first half in six of 10 games. On five occasions, Vanderbilt has allowed fewer passing yards in the second half than first half.
Over the 10 games thus far, Vanderbilt, on average, has allowed fewer first downs (8.2), rushing yards (69.9) and total yards (161.0) in the second half than the first half.
Seniors to be Recognized Saturday
Vanderbilt will recognize 19 seniors before Saturday's game. The Senior Day ceremony will begin at 5:40 p.m. Being recognized will be:
Manny Amingwa (DB, Whitinsville, Mass.), Robby Barbieri (LB, Eden Prairie, Minn.), Archibald Barnes (LB, Tampa, Fla.), John Cole (WR, Somerset, Ky.), Eddie Foster (DB, Colleyville, Texas), Ryan Fowler (PK, Taylors, S.C.), Josh Jelesky (OL, Naperville, Ill.), Richard Kent (punter, Marietta, Ga.), Rob Lohr (DT, Phoenixville, Pa.), Austin Monahan (TE, Charlotte, N.C.), Colt Nichter (DT, Park City, Utah), Mark Panu (FB, Mableton, Ga.), Jordan Rodgers (QB, Chico, Calif.), Eric Samuels (safety, Eustis, Fla.), Ryan Seymour (OL, Kingsland, Ga.), Zac Stacy (RB, Centreville, Ala.), Johnell Thomas (DE, Orlando, Fla.), John Townsley (QB, Upper Arlington, Ohio) and Trey Wilson (CB, Shreveport, La.).