Postgame Notes vs. Auburn

Bryce Cowan registered Vandy's second pick six of season.


Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Auburn Tigers | Nashville, Tenn. | November 4, 2023

Vanderbilt 15, Auburn 31


  • Auburn won the coin toss and elected to defer. Ethan Barr, Jaylen Mahoney and Ken Seals represented the Commodores for the coin toss
  • The Commodores have returned two interceptions for touchdowns this season, marking the first time having multiple in the category since the 2012 season
  • Vanderbilt’s defense has created a turnover in all 10 games this year
  • Before kickoff, Vanderbilt recognized 25 student-athletes in a senior day ceremony
  • Attendance at FirstBank Stadium was 28,500


  • Will Sheppard became the eighth Commodore to surpass 2,000 career receiving yards and passed Clarence Sevillian (1,978; 1989-92) on the all-time leaderboard in career receiving yards
  • Bryce Cowan picked off Payton Throne for Vandy’s first score, registering Vanderbilt’s second pick six of the season (Martel Hight at UNLV).
  • Sophomore Bradley Mann tallied the first sack of his career for a loss of two in the second quarter
  • Langston Patterson led the defense with 12 tackles for the second straight game, marking a career-best. Patterson has at least one tackle for loss in consecutive games
  • Junior Sherrill caught a 30-yard pass from Seals for the second touchdown of Sherrill’s career
  • Seals threw for 160 yards to tally 4,127 career passing yards and move into seventh on Vanderbilt’s all-time list passing Jordan Rodgers (4,063; 2011-12). Seals is also the eighth Commodore to surpass 4,000 career passing yards. Seals finished 16-for-29 for 160 yards and one touchdown
  • Nate Clifton registered a sack for the fourth consecutive game, to bring his season total to five and a half, just one shy of breaking into Vanderbilt’s top 10 for sacks in a single season
  • Clifton finished the game with six tackles, marking a season-high and just one shy of matching a career-best. In the last four games, Clifton has registered four and a half tackles for a loss of 18 yards
  • Jayden McGowan logged 82 all-purpose yards, the fifth game this year with at least 80 yards. McGowan registered a 35-yard kickoff return for the second-longest return of his season
  • Junior Miles Capers had a career-high seven tackles