Postgame Notes vs. Missouri

Junior Sherrill grabbed first career touchdown and longest career catch


Vanderbilt Commodores vs Missouri Tigers | Nashville, Tenn. | September 30, 2023

Vanderbilt 21, Missouri 38


  • Missouri won the coin toss and elected to defer. Ethan Barr, Nate Clifton and Kane Patterson represented the Commodores for the coin toss
  • Vanderbilt’s offense hit the 300-yard mark for the fifth consecutive game, finishing with 300 yards Saturday
  • The defensive unit posted 71 tackles, including six for a loss of 14 yards.
  • Attendance at FirstBank Stadium was 26,332


  • Ken Seals opened the scoring for Vanderbilt on a six-yard rush into the endzone. This marks Seals’ second career rushing touchdown and the second of the season by a Vandy quarterback
  • Seals made his first start of the season, finishing 20-of-30 for 259 yards and two touchdowns, the seventh game of his career throwing at least two touchdowns
  • Graduate Jaylen Mahoney finished the game with eight tackles, marking a season-high in the category
  • Nashville native Bryan Longwell made six tackles in today’s game, a career-best
  • Senior Will Sheppard finished with five catches for a season-high 98 yards. Sheppard now sits 10th all-time in receiving yards with 1,826
  • Sheppard’s five catches today to bring his career total to 137 receptions, ninth all-time in program history
  • Sheppard has 20 career receiving touchdowns, tied for fourth in program history. Sheppard is one of six Commodores all-time to rank in the top 10 in catches, receiving yards and touchdown receptions
    • Jordan Matthews (2010-13)
    • Earl Bennett (2005-07)
    • Kalija Lipscomb (2016-19)
    • Dan Stricker (1999-2002)
    • Chuck Scott (1981-84)
    • Will Sheppard (2020-2023)
  • Freshman Junior Sherrill grabbed his first career touchdown off a 45-yard pass from Seals
  • After being sidelined due to injury last week, De’Rickey Wright forced a fumble for the second time this season (vs. Hawai’i) and the third time in his career
  • Sophomore Darren Agu recovered the fumble, the first in his career