Vandy's Matthews breaks records; wins games
Jordan Matthews' catch helps beat Wake
Jordan Matthews' catch helps beat Wake
VandyMania.com
Posted Dec 1, 2013


Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews continues to re-write conference and school record books for receiving. Fresh off breaking the SEC career reception mark last week in a win at rival Tennessee, Matthews set some new marks in a 23-21 victory over Wake Forest.

In addition to his SEC career reception mark (257), Vanderbilt senior Jordan Matthews is also the SEC's career receiving yardage leader (3,616 yards).

Matthews, a onetime two-star prep prospect, has developed into a legitimate NFL first round draft choice. On Saturday versus Wake Forest Matthews added to his already sparkling resume.

On the Commodores first drive Matthews caught his 97th pass of the season to match the school record for catches in a single season and give him at least one catch in 33 straight games. Matthews' second catch of the day went for 41 yards and set a new SEC record for catches in a single season.

On his fourth catch of the day, Matthews became the first wide receiver in SEC history to record 100 catches in a single season.

Later, Matthews' tenth catch of the game gave him his third straight game with at least ten catches and his eighth 100-yard game of the season and 18th of his career - an SEC career record.

On his 11th catch of the game Matthews made a game saving catch for the Commodores. With time running out and trailing 21-20 Vandy faced a fourth-and-11 situation at the Wake Forest 48. Matthews made difficult, leaping catch between two defenders to give the Commodores a first down at the Wake 23. In the final minute kicker Carey Spear made a 38-yard field goal to win the game for Vandy, 23-21. With the win Vanderbilt has back-to-back eight win seasons for the first time since 1927-28.

Matthews made a similar game changing catch last week at Tennessee. With less than a minute remaining he put the Commodores in position to win by making a tough catch at the UT 5-yard line. Vandy scored on a run two plays later and won 14-10.

After his 11 catches for 125 yards on Saturday, Jordan Matthews now has 36 catches for 399 yards over his last three games.

Next stop for Matthews and his teammates is a bowl game—the program’s third straight. The Commodores and their fans will learn what bowl and opponent on Sunday, December 8.



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