The opening game of the season is always the one coaches fear most. Sure, Vanderbilt was taken down…
Vanderbilt Report Card: Ole Miss
PASSING OFFENSE: B Not a bad opening performance for Vandy's Austyn Carta-Samuels. Carta-Samuels finished 21 for 36 for two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. At least one, maybe two, of the picks weren't Carta-Samuels' fault. Other than the first quarter, when he shook off the rust, Carta-Samuels looked like the veteran college quarterback he is. Carta-Samuels' top target was all-everything Jordan Matthews who caught 10 passes for 178 yards despite missing nearly the entire third quarter to get an IV. Matthews played sick and his heroics captured the admiration of a huge television audience on ESPN. Jonathan Krause filled in admirably for suspended Chris Boyd, catching six passes for 66 yards. Tight end Steven Scheu picked up a pair of catches including a huge 34-yard catch late in the fourth quarter that nearly allowed Vandy to escape with a victory. The Commodores offensive line did a fine job on the night and kept Ole Miss 5-star, No.1 DE signee Robert Nkemdiche under...
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