WATCH: Derek Mason reacts to disappointing loss at Purdue
Vanderbilt’s 42-24 loss at Purdue was a disappointing performance as the Commodores gave up 509 yards to the Boilermakers quarterback, and were outscored 28-14 in the second half.
“Disappointed in our discipline, all the way around,” coach Derek Mason told reporters. “Our inability to stay onsides on defense really impacted this game.”
While Purdue did the things needed to win, “We just didn’t capitalize on the opportunities we had. Too many times on third down, we shot ourselves in the foot, and that’s what this thing’s about, and that comes back to me.”
Vanderbilt was 6-for-15 on third down conversions, and had 13 penalties for 100. What’s more, the Commodores churned out just 71 rushing yards on 27 carries.
Mason vowed that they’d get back to the drawing board and fix the discipline problems.
Vanderbilt (0-2) is off next week before it plays host to LSU on Sept. 21.
Here is the video of the post-game talk from Mason via Chad Bishop:
Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason after today’s loss pic.twitter.com/esM6hHRPUw
— Chad Bishop (@MrChadBishop) September 7, 2019