Florida Week – Vanderbilt University Athletics – Official Athletics Site


Florida (6-4, 3-4 SEC) vs. Vanderbilt (4-6, 1-5 SEC)
Saturday, November 19 • 11 a.m. CT

FirstBank Stadium • Nashville, Tennessee • SEC Network

• Vanderbilt returns home for the final two games of the 2022 campaign. The Commodores first host Florida at FirstBank Stadium this weekend.

• Vandy ended a 26-game losing streak in SEC games with a 24-21 road win at Kentucky. The win marked the first career SEC win for the head coach Clark Lea.

• Junior Quarterback mike wright was named SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Monday for his efforts against Kentucky. Wright went 12 of 23 for 184 passing yards, while adding 126 rushing yards and one rushing score. He engineered a game-winning drive with four minutes to play, which resulted in a touchdown pass for Will Shepard with 32 seconds left in the game.

• Senior running back Ray Davis eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark for the fourth time this season against Kentucky. He rushed for 129 yards on 26 carries, averaging 5.0 yards per carry. Davis has rushed for 860 yards this season, ranking fourth in the SEC.

• With their performances against the Wildcats, Ray Davis (129) and mike wright (126) became the first Vanderbilt duo to rush for 100 yards each in an SEC game since Kwane Doster and Norval McKenzie (101) both passed the 100-yard mark against Ole Miss in 2002.

• The Commodores finished with 264 rushing yards against Kentucky, scoring their most rushing yards against an SEC foe since 281 yards against Mississippi State on Sept. 17, 2011.

• Second year CJ Taylor put up a strong performance in Kentucky. The sophomore safety had a team-high six tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss and his first career sack. Taylor also recorded his first career interception on the final drive of the game to seal Vanderbilt’s victory.

• The Dores have scored three defensive touchdowns this year, which ranks them first in the SEC and tied for sixth in the FBS. CJ Taylor recorded two of Vandy’s three defensive scores this season, with fumble returns against Hawai’i and Missouri.

• Main Linebacker Anfernee Orji put up a solid performance against the Tigers. He racked up a team-high 12 tackles, while recording 2.5 tackles for loss, including 1.0 sacks and a forced fumble. The Rockwall, Texas native also recorded his first career interception in the game.

• The Commodores have chosen eight team captains for the 2022 campaign: Ethan Barr, Ben Bresnahan, Daevion Davis, Jaylen Mahoney, Elijah McAllister, Anfernee Orji, Gavin Schoenwald and mike wright. Captains were chosen by a vote of players and staff. Davis and McAllister are captains for the second straight year.

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