Boxscore
Vanderbilt 55, Wake Forest 21
Saturday, November 24, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - BB&T Field
Attendance - 26134

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Vanderbilt 7 21 13 14 55
Wake Forest 7 0 7 7 21

Recap


Vanderbilt 55, Wake Forest 21: Jordan Rodgers passed for two touchdowns and Jordan Matthews hauled in 10 receptions as the visiting Commodores reached eight victories for the first time since 1982.

Vanderbilt (8-4) capped its most successful regular season in 30 years with another dominating offensive performance, winning its sixth consecutive game while preventing the Demon Deacons (5-7) from becoming bowl eligible. Rodgers hit Matthews on a 64-yard touchdown pass in the midst of a 21-point second quarter as the Commodores led 28-7 at intermission.

Rodgers led Vanderbilt 85 yards on the game’s opening drive, finding Wesley Tate on a 25-yard touchdown pass to make it 7-0. Tied at 7-7 after one quarter, Vanderbilt got a 15-yard touchdown run from Tate, Rodgers’ touchdown pass to Matthews and a 4-yard Zac Stacy scoring run.

Rodgers finished 17-of-23 for 229 yards for Vanderbilt, which is bowl eligible for the second consecutive season for the first time in school history. Matthews finished with 144 yards receiving and Stacy rushed for 180 yards.

Tanner Price completed only 17 of 36 passes for 182 yards for Wake Forest.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wake Forest's Michael Campanaro caught eight passes for 98 yards. … Vanderbilt’s Carey Spear kicked field goals of 52 and 50 yards in the third quarter. … Vanderbilt blew it open in the fourth quarter on a Jonathan Krause 83-yard punt return for a touchdown and Stacy’s 90-yard touchdown run, the longest in school history.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:28
Vanderbilt   TD  Wake Forest 0 - Vanderbilt 7
1st Quarter - 3:00
Wake Forest   TD  Wake Forest 7 - Vanderbilt 7
2nd Quarter - 8:23
Vanderbilt   TD  Wake Forest 7 - Vanderbilt 14
2nd Quarter - 5:10
Vanderbilt   TD  Wake Forest 7 - Vanderbilt 21
2nd Quarter - 1:45
Vanderbilt   TD  Wake Forest 7 - Vanderbilt 28
3rd Quarter - 14:21
Vanderbilt   TD  Wake Forest 7 - Vanderbilt 35
3rd Quarter - 9:34
Wake Forest   TD  Wake Forest 14 - Vanderbilt 35
3rd Quarter - 4:30
Vanderbilt   FG  Wake Forest 14 - Vanderbilt 38
3rd Quarter - 1:15
Vanderbilt   FG  Wake Forest 14 - Vanderbilt 41
4th Quarter - 12:45
Vanderbilt   TD  Wake Forest 14 - Vanderbilt 48
4th Quarter - 9:44
Vanderbilt   TD  Wake Forest 14 - Vanderbilt 55
4th Quarter - 7:20
Wake Forest   TD  Wake Forest 21 - Vanderbilt 55
TEAMS

Team Records

  Vanderbilt Wake Forest
W/L 8 - 4 - 0 5 - 7 - 0
Conference 5 - 3 - 0 3 - 5 - 0

Team Stats

  Vanderbilt Wake Forest
Score 55 21
First Downs 19 19
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-12
42%
7-for-19
37%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
2-for-5
40%
Total Yards 432 310
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 34-203 44-124
Average/Rush 6.0 2.8
Passing
Comp-Att 17-23 18-38
Passing Yards 229 186
Average/Pass Play 9.2 4.5
Penalties-Yards 6-60 4-42
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 27:11 32:49

PLAYER STATS

Vanderbilt (8 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Rodgers 17/23 229 2 1
Wake Forest (5 - 7)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Price 17/36 182 0 1
B. Cross 1/2 4 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
Z. Stacy 21 180 8.6 2
W. Tate 2 27 13.5 1
B. Kimbrow 6 4 0.7 0
J. Rodgers 4 -6 -1.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Martin 24 72 3.0 1
B. Cross 2 27 13.5 0
M. Campanaro 2 13 6.5 0
T. Jackson 5 12 2.4 0
L. Jackson 1 6 6.0 0
T. Bohanon 2 1 0.5 1
T. Price 8 -7 -0.9 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Matthews 10 144 14.4 1
W. Tate 2 37 18.5 1
C. Boyd 3 35 11.7 0
S. Scheu 1 8 8.0 0
J. Krause 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Campanaro 8 98 12.2 0
D. Martin 2 34 17.0 0
T. Davis 4 32 8.0 0
L. Jackson 1 8 8.0 0
S. Ragland III 1 6 6.0 0
T. Bohanon 1 5 5.0 0
B. Terry 1 3 3.0 0