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12/01/13 - Carey Spear kicked a 38-yard field goal with 39 seconds left, and Vanderbilt rallied to beat Wake Forest 23-21 Saturday as the Commodores finished with their second straight 8-4 season. The Commodores now have posted consecutive eight-win seasons for the first time since 1927 and 1928 and can only hope their sluggish performance didn't hurt their chances for a bowl game outside of Tennessee. They turned it over twice, and Spear kicked two of his three field goals in the fourth quarter to give them their ninth straight win in November. Wake Forest (4-8) lost its fifth straight.
Vanderbilt struggled coming off a big win over in-state rival Tennessee. Jordan Matthews set another Southeastern Conference mark as the league's first receiver to top 100 catches. His biggest came on the game-winning drive on fourth-and-11 as he hauled in a 25-yarder between two defenders. Wake Forest had one last chance for the win, but defensive end Walker May sacked Tanner Price setting up the final play. Price threw deep to Tyree Harris, a pass broken up by Vanderbilt safety Kenny Ladler to seal the win. Vanderbilt held the ball for more than 38 minutes and outgained Wake Forest 403-266 in total offense. The Commodores also led 17-14 at halftime. - AP Sports
11/24/13 - Jordan Matthews has set the Southeastern Conference record for career receptions. Matthews' 4-yard reception late in the first quarter Saturday against Tennessee gave him 237 career catches to break Earl Bennett's record of 236 receptions for Vanderbilt from 2005-07. Matthews entered the night with 233 career receptions.
Matthews already had set the SEC record for career yards receiving in an Oct. 26 loss to Texas A&M. His record-breaking catch Saturday increased his career yardage total to 3,386. That record was previously held by Terrence Edwards, who accumulated 3,093 yards receiving for Georgia from 1999-2002. Matthews, a 6-foot-3 senior from Madison, Ala., entered Saturday with 83 catches for 1,076 yards and five touchdowns this season. - AP Sports
11/24/13 - Patton Robinette ran for a 5-yard touchdown with 16 seconds remaining Saturday as Vanderbilt rallied for a 14-10 victory over Tennessee. Vanderbilt's winning drive was kept alive when after Tennessee's fourth-and-inches stop of quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels in the final minute was overturned on replay, giving Vanderbilt a first down at the Tennessee 33. After a 25-yard completion from Carta-Samuels to Jordan Matthews gave Vanderbilt first-and-goal, Carta-Samuels was replaced by the more mobile Robinette on second-and-goal from the 5. Robinette faked a jump pass and ran around the right end for the touchdown.
Vanderbilt (7-4, 4-4 SEC) overcame four turnovers to beat Tennessee for the second straight year, giving the Commodores consecutive victories over their in-state rivals for the first time since winning six straight over the Volunteers from 1920-26. The Vols (4-7, 1-6) fell out of bowl contention and clinched their fourth straight losing season, something that hasn't happened at Tennessee since 1902-06. The Commodores celebrated wildly after Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs' desperation pass from the Vanderbilt 48 fell incomplete on the game's final play. - AP Sports
11/21/13 - NFL DRAFT WEEK 12 STOCK REPORT, NFL PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES: WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt...A prospect who was the frontrunner entering the season to be the top senior drafted at his position, Matthews has all but separated himself as the clear-cut top senior wide receiver for the 2014 draft class. He leads the SEC in catches (83) and receiving yards (1,076) and holds the conference-record for career receiving yards (3,358). Matthews set a career-high on Saturday against Kentucky with 12 catches and was near impossible for the Wildcats to cover, recording 172 all-purpose yards.
His size/speed combination along with his hand/eye coordination and body control makes him an attractive prospect, showing the ability to make plays at all levels of the field and do damage after the catch. Matthews is a balanced route runner with a sizeable catching radius, but he is lean-muscled and needs to do more in contested situations. Nonetheless, he has done enough this season to separate himself from the rest of the pack and put himself in the top-40 conversation. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
11/21/13 - WEEK 12 SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt...Matthews set a single-game high with 12 catches, good for 141 yards in Vanderbilt's 22-6 victory over Kentucky...Matthews ranks first in the SEC with 83 receptions and second in the conference with 1,076 receiving yards. During the performance, Matthews became the first receiver in SEC history to post two seasons of 80+ receptions...The SEC's all-time leader with 3,358 receiving yards, Matthews is just four catches shy of breaking the league record for career receptions...The win gave Vanderbilt its sixth victory of the year, making the Commodore bowl eligible for the third consecutive year under James Franklin. - SEC football