Doster's Yardage Performance
Against Ole Miss Tops Nation, Establishes New Team, SEC Records
Doster, a true freshman from Tampa, Florida, established two
Vanderbilt single-game records after an incredible performance
in the Commodores' narrow 45-38 loss at Ole Miss.
Doster accounted for 344 all-purpose
yards - 243 yards as a kick returner and 101 yards as a tailback.
Both marks are national single-game highs, and eclipse Vanderbilt
Dosterís 344 all-purpose yards
is the most productive game ever by a Commodore, surpassing
the 321-yard rushing performance by Frank Mordica against
Air Force in 1978.
"It was great to see Kwane have
that kind of production, and it was great for our team," Coach
Bobby Johnson said. "I'd say that was a pretty good day's
Dosterís 243 return yards is
the highest single-game total in the Southeastern Conference
this season, and propelled him to the top of the SEC's all-purpose
performers. He also ranks ninth nationally with 684 total
yards - 225 yards rushing, three yards receiving and 456 yards
on kickoff returns.
The 243-yard total in kickoff
returns is a new SEC and team record. The previous SEC mark
of 197 yards was set in 1984 by Kerry Goode, a former Alabama
Crimson Tide player. The former Vanderbilt record of 168 yards
was held by Doug Mathews against Florida in 1969.
His return performance was highlighted
by a 95-yard kickoff return late in the third quarter that
sparked Vanderbilt's rally from a 21-point deficit. It equalled
the fifth-longest return in VU history.
Doster, who rushed for 353 yards
as a prep senior last year, was just as productive at running
back. He set personal highs in rushing yardage (101), rushing
attempts (15) and longest carry (25 yards). Doster scored
his first collegiate touchdown - from 24 yards - in the second