BBVA COMPASS BOWL
December 21, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
• VANDERBILT vs. HOUSTON •
January 4 • 1 p.m. ET • Birmingham, Ala. • Legion Field (71,594)
LIVE TV: ESPN (Dave Neal, play-by-play; Andre Ware, analyst;
Dawn Davenport, sidelines)
LIVE RADIO: ESPN Radio (Adam Amin, PxP; Rene Ingoglia)
VANDERBILT COMMODORES (8-4, 4-4 SEC)
Head Coach: James Franklin (East Stroudsburg, ‘95)
Overall/Years: 23-15 (.605) / Third Season
In Bowl Games: 1-1 (.500)
2013 Schedule: See page 3
National Rankings: BCS (N/A); Harris (RV); USA Today (RV); AP (RV)
VU Bowl Appearances: 7
VU Bowl Record: 3-2-1 (.583)
VU Bowl Streak: W1 [Last: Def. N.C. State 38-24; 2012 Music City Bowl]
Formations: Offense - Multi-Set • Defense - 4-3
WR Jordan Matthews (6-3, 206, Sr., Madison, Ala.)
Matthews, the SEC’s career leader in receptions and receiving yards has been named to five All-
America teams... Last week, he was named First Team All-America wide receiver by USA Today and
Athlons...This year, Matthews set a SEC single-season record with 107 catches while establishing a new
Vanderbilt mark with 1,334 receiving yards.
OT Wesley Johnson (6-5, 295, Sr., Nashville, Tenn.)
Johnson achieved a remarkable career of his own as a four-year starter. No player in Vanderbilt history
has started and played more games than Johnson... The Nashville product started his 50th consecutive
game in the season finale vs. Wake Forest... He has played virtually every important snap for the Commodores
since the 2010 opener, and has started at four different line positions: left tackle, right tackle
left guard and center.
DB Andre Hal (6-0, 1896, Sr., Port Allen, La.)
Hal ranks second in the conference with 14 passes defended. His 40 tackles also ranks among the top
totals by a SEC cornerback... The product of Port Allen, La., a 2012 Associated Press second team All-
SEC pick, finished the regular season with 27 solo tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions.
S Kenny Ladler (6-1, 205, Sr., Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Ladler tied a school record with a league-leading five forced fumbles and ranked second in the conference
with a team-high five interceptions... Ladler's 60-solo tackles also ranks second in the SEC - and
tops among defensive backs in the conference.
HOUSTON COUGARS (8-4)
Head Coach: Tony Levine
Overall/Years: 14-11 (.560) / Second Season
National Rankings: N/A
FSU Bowl Appearances: 22
FSU Bowl Record: 9-11-1 (.432)
WR Deontay Greenberry (6-3, 198, So., Fresno, Calif.)
Greenberry led the league with an average of 100.5 receiving yards per game despite leaving one
game early in the first quarter and missing Houston's regular-season finale vs. SMU... Greenberry's 10
touchdown receptions ranked second in the league while his 76 receptions ranked third in conference.
KR Demarcus Ayers (5-10, 173, Fr., Lancaster, Texas)
Ayers led the league with an average kick return of 26.8 yards and 884 total kick return yards... The
Lancaster, Texas, native set the UH freshman single-season record with his 884 yards and currently ranks
fourth on the single-season chart regardless of class... He had a 95-yard touchdown return vs. BYU and
is second nationally with 10 returns of 30 yards or longer.
QB John O'Korn (6-4, 205, Fr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
O'Korn led all true freshmen nationally with 26 passing touchdowns and was fourth in the league
overall with 2,889 passing yards while starting 10 of 12 games this season... He also added 66 yards on
the ground including a 24-yard rushing TD at UCF... His 26 touchdowns and 239 completions set Houston
freshman records and he currently ranks second on the freshman passing yards chart, needing 242 yards
to capture the record.
FS Trevon Stewart (5-9, 192, So., Patterson, La.)
The nation's leader in takeaways with 10, Stewart leads the nation and set a Houston single-season
record with his six fumble recoveries... A FWAA Freshman All-American in 2012, the sophomore is tied
for third in the league with four interceptions on the year... Also has 99 tackles on the year to go along
with five pass breakups and two forced fumbles.