Oct 5, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores wide receiver Jordan Matthews (87) carries the ball after a reception against the Missouri Tigers during the second half at Vanderbilt Stadium. The Tigers beat the Commodores 51-28. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews could set SEC receiving record this weekend


Vanderbilt Commodores football isn’t normally considered must-see television, but people looking to see an all-time record be set should tune in and watch the Commodores take on the Georgia Bulldogs this weekend. That’s because Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews, a senior, is only 103 yards away from breaking the SEC career record for receiving yards. The current mark, held by former Bulldog Terrence Edwards, is 3,093 yards.

But according to Vanderbilt quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels, Matthews isn’t focused on setting records:

Those things, I actually tend to care about them a little bit, but Jordan doesn’t care. Whether it happens this Saturday or next Saturday, he’ll be the first one to tell you that he wants to win — and he’s got me singing that same song (The Tennessean).

Matthews isn’t the only player who could rewrite the record books on Saturday. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is on the cusp of breaking Tim Tebow’s career record for total offense and Danny Wuerffel’s career record for touchdown passes.

The game between Vanderbilt and Georgia can be seen at noon on CBS.

[Source: The Tennessean]

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