Now that Tray Matthews has his first college interception, the question was posed to him, how many does he expect to get this season?
“How many more games we’ve got?” he said.
The freshman safety from Newnan was told that there were nine regular season games remaining and then possibly the SEC championship game and a bowl game.
“Woo. You have high expectations, huh?,” he said. “I at least want to have eight or nine, at least. I have high expectations for myself.”
Matthews made a diving catch for his first interception against North Texas.
Matthews and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham credited cornerback Damian Swann for disrupting the receiver by jamming him and re-routing him.
“The quarterback threw it to where the receiver was supposed to be and I just broke on the ball and I looked at the quarterback and it came to my hands,” Matthews said.
Grantham said the North Texas quarterback hurried after feeling pressure on the previous play from Leonard Floyd and Jordan Jenkins. Matthews made the play.
“He did a good job of playing the middle of the field and reading the eyes of the quarterback,” Grantham said.
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