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Vanderbilt redshirt senior RB Ralph Webb rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries in Saturday's 57-35 loss to Ole Miss.

Webb (5'10/202) had been struggling mightily this season, having failed to run for more than 55 yards in a game entering action on Saturday. He eclipsed that mark and then some against the Rebs. The redshirt senior is looking to post his third consecutive season with 1,000 yards rushing. That possibility is probably out the window barring a monster second half to campaign, but at the very least, it's nice to see the normally dependable back finally show some of the flash that made him one of the SEC's most underrated offensive performers in past years.
Oct 14 - 8:06 PM

Vanderbilt redshirt senior RB Ralph Webb rushed for 47 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in Saturday's 45-14 loss to Georgia.

Webb did notch a one-yard touchdown run in the closing seconds of the first half, but otherwise, this was yet another MIA showing for the 5-foot-10, 202-pounder. The redshirt senior has yet to surpass 55 rushing yards in a game this season. He entered the year having posted back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns. That mark looks a long ways off at this point.
Oct 7 - 3:44 PM

Vanderbilt junior QB Kyle Shurmur completed 18-of-40 passes for 264 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 38-24 loss to Florida.

Shurmur wasn't particularly efficient in the loss, but he did end up with decent numbers simply through volume. He threw two of his three touchdown passes in a competitive first half before Florida put in a little extra something something after halftime to pull away for the win. While Vandy has now lost two games in a row, Shurmur's renaissance season continues on course, as he now holds an 11/1 TD/INT ratio in five games after putting up a miserable 9/10 mark in 13 contests last year.
Sep 30 - 4:09 PM

Vanderbilt redshirt senior RB Ralph Webb rushed for 29 yards on 11 carries in Saturday's 38-24 loss to Florida.

Webb's very bad, no good season continues unabated. The 5-foot-10, 202-pounder entered the campaign having turned in back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons, but has been essentially a non-factor for the Commodores through five games this time around. He has yet to surpass 55 yards rushing in a contest this year. Things won't get any easier with Georgia coming to town next weekend.
Sep 30 - 3:45 PM

Vanderbilt junior QB Kyle Shurmur completed just 4-of-15 passes for 18 yards and an interception in a 59-0 loss to Alabama on Sunday.

Yikes. Shurmur (6'4/226) had no chance against the Alabama defense, constantly pressured into making poor throws. There are likely better days ahead for the junior, but today was a pretty good indication that Shurmur -- and Vanderbilt -- haven't quite reached that upper-level yet. He'll look to rebound next week against Florida next Saturday.
Sep 23 - 7:00 PM

Vanderbilt's defense has allowed just 13 points this season through three games, with a matchup against Alabama looming.

Ten sacks in three games have been a major factor. Alabama beat writer Rainer Sabin expects Alabama's offense to focus on the running game, as usual, since the team's pass protecting will be tested. Jalen Hurts is showing a bit more as a passer, but not to the point of overwhelming defenses, especially against pressure.
Source: AL.com
Sep 23 - 10:16 AM

Vanderbilt junior QB Kyle Shurmur completed 15-of-18 passes for 202 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 42-0 win over Alabama A&M.

Almost perfect for Shurmur, who fired off three of his four touchdown passes in the first half. Through two games, the junior gunslinger has completed 35-of-46 passes for 498 yards and a 7/0 TD/INT ratio. It has been a fantastic start to the campaign, made all the more impressive by the fact that Shurmur posted a 9/10 TD/INT ratio for the whole of the 2016 season.
Sep 9 - 9:12 PM

Vanderbilt and UNLV agreed to a home-and-home deal.

The Commodores will host UNLV on October 12, 2019. It will be the first meeting between the two schools. The Runnin' Rebels will host the second on September 16, 2023. That game may be played at the NFL’s Oakland Raiders new digs. That Las Vegas stadium is expected to be built in the next few years.
Jul 19 - 6:57 PM

Vanderbilt redshirt senior RB Ralph Webb benches 435, squats 565 and cleans 360.

Webb, the Commodores’ all-time leading rusher (3,342 yards), also vertical jumps 36.5 inches and does 27 bench reps at 225. This year, the the 5-foot-10, 202-pounder has a shot to finish as the SEC's No. 2 all-time rusher behind Herschel Walker.
Source: SI
Jul 18 - 2:21 PM

Vanderbilt redshirt senior RB Ralph Webb says he's the best running back in college football.

"I think I'm the best running back in the nation. ... I think my film is as good as anyone else's in the country," Webb said. We absolutely agree that the 5-foot-10, 202-pound Webb is underrated -- he's posted 1,100-plus rushing yard seasons in each of the past two years in the SEC and is also versatile -- but his assertion is overstating things. NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein has LSU's Derrius Guice, Penn State's Saquon Barkley and Alabama's Bo Scarbrough as the three best running backs in the country. He doesn't rank Webb in the top-10.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 12 - 4:57 PM

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason indefinitely suspended sophomore WR Donaven Tennyson.

Tennyson was trying to sell his cellphone when he had it stolen in a Chili's parking lot. In an attempt to recover it, he and defensive backs Tae Daley and Frank Coppet set up a meeting under an alias with the party that had stolen it. The Commodore players brought a pellet gun, while the robbers opened fire with real guns. Daley and Coppet suffered gunshot wounds.
Source: ESPN
Jun 29 - 3:23 PM

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason indefinitely suspended redshirt freshman CB Frank Coppet.

Coppet received noncritical bird-shot wounds to his arms on Monday night while trying to recover wide receiver Donaven Tennyson's stolen cellphone along with fellow DB Tae Daley. Coppet and Daley confronted the party that stole Tennyson's phone with a pellet gun. That party responded by opening fire with an actual pistol and a shotgun.
Source: ESPN
Jun 29 - 2:37 PM

Vanderbilt senior DT Nifae Lealao is being counted on to improve the Commodores' abysmal defensive havoc stats, according to ESPN's Alex Scarborough.

In 2016, Vanderbilt finished last in the SEC in sacks and among the worst nationally in TFL. The 6-foot-5, 312-pound nose guard Lealao might be the team's best shot to improve upon those numbers. Last year, he displayed the "size and strength to punish in the running game" and the "quickness to fight off blocks and disrupt the quarterback," wrote Scarborough. "If he develops into one of the best interior linemen in the SEC as coach Derek Mason expects, it would be a huge boost to a struggling defense."
Source: ESPN
Jun 29 - 1:54 PM

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason indefinitely suspended freshman S Tae Daley.

Daley is being punished for his involvement in an incident that resulted in him suffering a noncritical gunshot wound to the leg. He and fellow defensive back Frank Coppet botched an ill-conceived plan on Monday night to recover wide receiver Donaven Tennyson's stolen cellphone.
Source: ESPN
Jun 29 - 12:25 PM

Vanderbilt freshman S Tae Daley and redshirt freshman CB Frank Coppet were shot on Monday after attempting to take back a stolen cell phone.

Daley was shot in the leg, while Coppet was hit in the arm. Both suffered non-critical injuries. Daley and Coppet were attempting to get teammate Donaven Tennyson's stolen cell phone back through a scheme that involved creating a fake profile to set up a meeting. Clearly, that meeting went south. Vanderbilt has yet to release a timeline for their recoveries.
Jun 28 - 2:48 PM


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