By Tim Letcher
SEC Digital Network
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Vanderbilt outscored Wake Forest 21-0 in the second quarter and never looked back, beating the Demon Deacons 55-21 on Saturday at Groves Stadium.
Zac Stacy had a big game for the 'Dores, rushing 21 times for 180 yards and two touchdowns, including a 90-yard scoring dash in the fourth quarter.
Jordan Matthews also had a big game for Vanderbilt (8-4). Matthews caught 10 passes for 144 yards and a score.
Vanderbilt's defense also had a big day, holding Wake Forest to 310 total yards in the game, many of those late in the ballgame, and creating a pair of Demon Deacon turnovers.
After Wake Forest tied the game late in the first quarter, Vanderbilt scored four straight touchdowns, capped by a blocked punt for a score, to make it 35-7 early in the third quarter.
Passing: Jordan Rodgers 17-23, 229 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Zac Stacy, 21 car, 180 yards
Receiving: Jordan Matthews, 10 rec, 144 yards
Passing: Tanner Price 17-36, 182 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Deandre Martin, 24 car, 72 yards, 1 TD
Receiving: Michael Campanaro, 8 rec, 98 yards
- With the win, Vandy has its first 6-game win streak in nearly 60 years (last one in 1955).
- Under Head Coach James Franklin, the Commodores are 6-2 in the month of November. In the decade before Franklin arrived on campus, Vanderbilt was 3-32 in November games.
- Vandy has scored 40+ points in five games this year, the first time it has done that in at least four games since WWI (1916).
- WR Jordan Matthews is now tied for 6th on the Vanderbilt all-time receptions list.