Some key numbers from Vandy's 27-3 loss tonight:
Eight: Vanderbilt first downs in the game; that’s two first downs per quarter
135: Yards of total offense
135: Yards gained rushing, but that number drops to 65 when you subtract our 70 yards of losses.
Seven: Number of Vanderbilt penalties, for 52 yards; LSU had three penalties for 15 yards
2 of 13: Third down conversions
Six: Times Larry Smith was sacked
These guys played in the first game of their careers:
• Taylor Loftley, DT, R-So
• Jared Morse, DT, Fr
• Walker May, DE, R-Fr
These guys saw their first action of the season:
• Jared Funk, QB, R-Sr
• Tray Herndon, WR, R-Jr
• Akeem Dunham, WR, R-So
• Ryan Seymour, OT, R-So
• Nate Campbell, LB, R-Sr (starter)
• Micah Powell, LB/RB, R-So
These guys played last week but not this week:
• Kennard Reeves, RB, R-Sr
• Mylon Brown, OL, R-Fr
That's all for now. We weren't surprised about tonight's outcome and are still optimistic. It'll be interesting to see how long Caldwell will go with Smith at quarterback. I think he should get one more complete game before it's time to seriously consider other options.
Have a good rest-of-the-weekend. Remember, it's not the end of the world. We've got time to have a good season. And Tennessee is getting murdered right now.