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Vanderbilt beats Wake Forest


Erica Graff

It was a nail-biter. My family and I were on the edge of our seats. The Dores were down for quite a while, but Carey Spear sealed the deal with a beautiful 38-yard field goal with just 39 seconds lefts and the seniors went out on top.

The Vanderbilt Commodores beat the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 23-21. James Franklin has never lost to Wake Forest, who the Commodores have played the last game in each of Franklin’s three seasons. Go ahead, call me a bad fan for not going back for the last game of my undergraduate career, but I promise that I watched the whole thing, and I made my family watch it too. In the spirit of Senior Day, the commentators talked a lot about the progress that the team has made over the past four years. The Class of 2014 has had three head coaches and after a 2-10 season their freshman year, these seniors have qualified for three straight bowl games.

Jordan Matthews broke the record for SEC receptions in a single season and he extended his record of career 100-yard games with 17. This is my public plea begging the Miami Dolphins to draft Jordan Matthews this April. #JMatt2Miami.

Carey Spear was great as usual. He doesn’t seem bothered by the fact that the commentators continue to call him Casey or Cory. Patton Robinette looked pretty good, too. I am excited to see how much he will improve after another spring training with Coach Franklin and the team.

After Vanderbilt’s win and an absolutely crazy win in college football, Vandy is projected by some to go to the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, FL. This seems pretty ambitious, but I wouldn’t hate it. In a five-hour drive up I-95, I could be cheering on my Dores in the Florida Sunshine. I never thought that I would see the day! Luckily, I can reserve my ticket for just $10. Even luckier, you can too! Click here to visit Vanderbilt’s online bowl central and reserve your tickets! Don’t forget to tell Coach Franklin that I sent you.

James Franklin wants you to go to the Bowl Game


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