Vanderbilt's Matthews makes one-handed catch in Compass Bowl
Already the SEC's all-time leader in catches and receiving yardage, Jordan Matthews is putting on a show in his Commodores finale.
Playing in his final game at Vanderbilt, Jordan Matthews torched a 116th-ranked Houston pass defense.
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By FOX Sports Tennessee
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Jordan Matthews already owns the SEC records for career receptions and yardage. He's also set a single-season conference mark for catches in this, his senior season.
We've come to except the unexpected from the Vanderbilt wide out, who arrived in Nashville as a two-star recruit -- but he's put on a show in the BBVA Compass Bowl.
With Houston's All-AAC safety Trevon Stewart draping him, Franklin made a one-handed grab for a 39-yard gain to set the Commodores up to take a 17-0 lead in the second quarter.
That comes after he took a screen pass in the first frame and raced down field for a 50-yard touchdown and went 50 yards again late in the second to put Vanderbilt up 24-0.
It was expected Matthews would have a big day against the Cougars, who came into the game ranked 116th in FBS in pass defense, giving up 276.0 yards per game. But Matthews went over 100 yards for the 19th time in his career and needed less than two quarters to do it.