Vanderbilt Postgame Notes


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 SERIES INFORMATION

• Saturday's meeting was the 92nd all-time between Ole Miss and Vanderbilt dating back to 1984.
• Ole Miss now leads the series 51-39-2 overall and 24-6 in games played in Oxford.
• HC Matt Luke improves to 3-0 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium as head coach and earned first SEC win.
• Ole Miss & Vanderbilt is the third-most played series of all-time between the Rebels and its 2017 opponents (Mississippi State, LSU).

 CAPTAINS

Javon Patterson (OL), DeMarquis Gates (LB)

 SERIES INFORMATION

• Junior DB Javien Hamilton recorded his first career start at Ole Miss, tallying one interception, two PBUs and one tackle.

 DEBUT

 Freshman WR Braylon Sanders saw his first action as a Rebel, hauling in one catch for 10 yards.

 GENERAL NOTES

• The 57 points were the second-most ever by Ole Miss in SEC play (63 vs Vanderbilt-1979).
• Attendance for this afternoon's Homecoming contest was 60,157.
• The Rebels will host LSU next weekend, Oct. 21, at either 6:15 or 6:30 p.m., in its second home game of a three-game stretch.

 OFFENSIVE NOTES

• For the first time since Nov. 7, 2015 (Arkansas), Ole Miss had a 300-yard passer (Shea Patterson-351 yards), 100-yard rushing effort (Jordan Wilkins-113 yards) and a receiver go over 100 yards receiving (A.J. Brown-174 yards).
• Patterson scampered in from four yards out during the second quarter for his first-career rushing touchdown.
• Sophomore WR A.J. Brown finished with eight receptions and 174 yards in his fourth 100-yard game of the season. It also marked the fourth time this season he's hauled in eight or more catches.
• Senior RB Jordan Wilkins finished with 150 all-purpose yards after 113 on the ground, with a career-high 18 carries.
• Sophomore RB Eric Swinney ran for career-highs in yardage (76yds) and carries (seven), while tallying his first-career touchdown.
• It was the second time in the last three games that Wilkins has surpassed the 100-yard rushing mark.
• It was the third straight game that Wilkins surpassed 100 yards in all-purpose yardage.
• The 35 first-half points were the Rebels' most in any half since Sept. 12, 2015 vs. Fresno State (38). Ole Miss also scored 35 first-half points vs. the Bulldogs in that same game.
• Junior WR DaMarkus Lodge had a two TD game for the second time this season after hauling in a 35-yard pass and a 6-yard score in the second quarter.
• Lodge finished as the second-leading receiver with 74 yards off five catches.
• With three scoring drives today that consisted of three or less plays, Ole Miss now has eight scroing drives this season of three plays or less.
• The 57 points were the second-most points scored in SEC play by the Rebels (1979 vs. Vanderbilt - 63).

 DEFENSIVE NOTES

• With a sack during Vanderbilt's first drive, senior DE Marquis Haynes set modern-era (since 1983) career sacks record (27.0).
• The seven sacks are the most by Ole Miss since Nov. 28, 2015 (7-Mississippi State).
• For the first time all season, the Ole Miss defense recorded multiple sacks in a game (7).
• The safety during the third quarter was the first safety recorded since Dec. 30, 2013 vs. Georgia Tech.
• Ole Miss hasn't allowed a 300-yard passer since Oct. 1, 2016 (Riley Ferguson, Memphis, 343) and has held passers to 250 yards or fewer in 15 of the last 18 games.
• Junior DT Ross Donelly tallied a career-high four tackles.

 SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES

• Senior Gary Wunderlich was not active for today's game having his streak of 16 games with a field goal snapped. His streak was the longest active in the NCAA, and it matches Ole Miss kicker Josh Shene's streak of 16-straight back in 2008.
• Freshman K Luke Logan tallied his first-career field goal (22 yards) and a career-high seven PATs. Logan would later add another field goal from 25 yards out.


 

 

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