VandyMania Anchor Awards- Game 7
(VM/Stan Jones)
(VM/Stan Jones)

Posted Oct 19, 2009


Yes, injuries are mounting and the wheels are falling off but some Vanderbilt players are still giving that extra effort. Each week VandyMania.com recognizes top offensive and defensive players. Look inside to see what players VandyMania.com honors this week.

Photos by Stan Jones.
Vanderbilt
10
Georgia
34


Second half collapse gives Vanderbilt 34-10 loss to Georgia.


OFFENSIVE STAR OF THE GAME

Brandon Barden (VM/Stan Jones)
TE No. 6 Brandon Barden


Brandon gave Vanderbilt its third touchdown score of the season against SEC opponents when he snared a 5-yard pass from Larry Smith early in the third quarter. Barden finished with 5 catches for 49 yards. Barden will have to step up his play now with Austin Monahan out for the season.

DEFENSIVE STAR OF THE GAME

Greg Billinger (VM/Stan Jones)
DT No. 56 Greg Billinger


Two Georgians, senior Greg Billinger, along with sophomore T.J. Greenstone helped get some pressure on Bulldog quarterback Joe Cox and kept things from getting really ugly. Billinger had 4 tackles, a quarterback hurry and a sack. The second quarter sack of Cox helped to prevent another Georgia score.


UNSUNG HEROES OF THE GAME

Thomas Welch (VM/Stan Jones)
LT No. 76 Thomas Welch
Austin Monahan (VM/Stan Jones)
TE No. 86 Austin Monahan


Both Monahan and Welch each left the game not once, but twice for injuries. These players both could have sat out the rest of the game but each returned to help the Commodores fight back before eventually leaving again because of further injuries. VandyMania salutes these fine players.


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