Mike Wright remains humble after record-breaking performance vs. Elon
Mike Wright put on a dazzling display Saturday night against Elon, scoring a Vanderbilt-record 6 touchdowns while throwing for 245 yards and running for 84 to help the Commodores improve to 2-0 with a 42-31 victory over Elon.
Wright tossed 4 touchdown passes and didn’t throw an interception. He added a 44-yard run among his 84 yards rushing and had 2 rushing TDs.
He seemingly did it all, one week after combining for 4 touchdowns in a season-opening blowout of Hawaii, but Wright stayed humble and showed some perspective when talking about his exploits on Tuesday.
Vanderbilt quarterback Mike Wright on scoring six touchdowns Saturday against Elon pic.twitter.com/dK92WjLHym
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“Me, I’ve never been a stat guy,” Wright said. “So, respectfully, when they told me I broke the record, my face looked immediately just like it did right now. That’s because that’s our offense.”
He doesn’t want Vandy fans to think he set an individual record, either.
“It takes so much more than a quarterback to score those touchdowns. You know, I ran in for 2, but the O-line blocked their butts off and was blocking downfield. I can’t, you know, throw the ball and catch it myself for those touchdowns, too. I feel like our offense broke a record, and I truly do. We’re growing as an offense and growing as a program.”