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Aggressive play vital for Vandy against Missouri

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NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 28:  Jerron Seymour #3 of the Vanderbilt Commodores scores a touchdown against the UAB Blazers at Vanderbilt Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) By Frederick Breedon NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 28: Jerron Seymour #3 of the Vanderbilt Commodores scores a touchdown against the UAB Blazers at Vanderbilt Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) By Frederick Breedon
COLUMBIA, MO - OCTOBER 06:  Head coach Gary Pinkel of he Missouri Tigers watches action from the sidelines during the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores on October 6, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) By Jamie Squire COLUMBIA, MO - OCTOBER 06: Head coach Gary Pinkel of he Missouri Tigers watches action from the sidelines during the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores on October 6, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) By Jamie Squire

(AP) -- Vanderbilt offensive lineman Wesley Johnson's locker room outburst seems to have given his teammates the spark they needed this season. The Commodores are playing much more aggressive all around.

Now they need to see if the approach that helped them win two straight games carries over to the bulk of their Southeastern Conference schedule.

Senior wide receiver Jordan Matthews says conference games give the Commodores additional motivation. He says just being in the SEC gets players' blood boiling.

The Commodores (3-2, 0-2) will be hosting Missouri (4-0) Saturday night for the Tigers' SEC opener and their first trip to Nashville as members of this league.

Missouri already has played all its nonconference games, so this will be the first of eight straight in the SEC.

 

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