NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews says he's just fine and he never had any concussion symptoms.
The receiver said he vomited in last week's season opener because he had been hit in the stomach.
Cameras showed Matthews being ill twice on the field a play after being hit hard by Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt, leading to questions the receiver suffered a concussion. The senior receiver then sat out a play before returning. He wound up matching his personal high with 10 catches for a career-best 178 yards despite being double-teamed all night.
"If you look at the hit, I definitely got hit in the stomach," Matthews said. "I think people were worried that I went back out there too fast, but we have a top-notch training staff. They knew that there were no concussions symptoms. They saw that I felt fine. My eyes weren't dilated and I wasn't looking crazy, so they knew I was ready to play."
That didn't stop people from being worried. Matthews said his grandmother was upset ...