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C.J. Duncan saw a season-best 119 yards on seven catches. The redshirt freshman scored his second touchdown of the season on a 65-yard pass from Johnny McCrary in the second quarter. Duncan leads Vanderbilt with 322 yards and 20 receptions for the season. After moving to wide receiver for the first time late last season, Duncan has emerged as the team’s No. 1 target following the departure of all-time leading receiver Jordan Matthews.


Nigel Bowden is having a stellar season. The redshirt freshman leads Vanderbilt with 54 total tackles from the middle linebacker position. Bowden recorded five tackles in the Commodores’ win Saturday and is averaging 7.7 per game, looking all the more like a solid SEC linebacker.


Jerron Seymour didn’t have a single carry in Saturday’s game. After starting the season with an injury, Seymour has seen inconsistent results behind redshirt freshman Ralph Webb. On Saturday, Dallas Rivers saw the second-most carries with 47 yards and a touchdown on 11 attempts. Seymour led the Commodores in rushing touchdowns last season, but seems to be buried in this year’s depth chart.


Vanderbilt has seen a quarterback roulette throughout the season. Patton Robinette started the season and was the Commodores most efficient passer, but has struggled to stay healthy. Stephen Rivers has been in-and-out with freshman Wade Freebeck and now both quarterbacks are facing injuries. Johnny McCrary, who has made two appearances this season, was the only remaining quarterback in the team’s win Saturday and could be the only option moving forward.