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Spear's 38-yard field goal with 39 seconds left as Vanderbilt rallies, beats Wake Forest 23-21

  • Wake Forest quarterback Tanner Price (10) passes against Vanderbilt in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)The Associated Press

  • Wake Forest wide receiver Tyree Harris (12) is knocked out-of-bounds by Vanderbilt defenders including Jake Sealand (13) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Blocking for Harris is Wake Forest running back Josh Harris (25). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)The Associated Press

  • Wake Forest quarterback Tanner Price (10) scrambles away from Vanderbilt defender Darrius Sims (6) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)The Associated Press

  • Vanderbilt quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels passes against Wake Forest in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)The Associated Press

  • Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin congratulates players after a touchdown against Wake Forest in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)The Associated Press

Carey Spear kicked a 38-yard field goal with 39 seconds left, and Vanderbilt rallied to beat Wake Forest 23-21 Saturday as the Commodores finished with their second straight 8-4 season.

The Commodores now have posted consecutive eight-win seasons for the first time since 1927 and 1928 and can only hope their sluggish performance didn't hurt their chances for a bowl game outside of Tennessee. They turned it over twice in the second half, and Spear kicked two of his three field goals in the fourth quarter to give them their ninth straight win in November.

Wake Forest (4-8) lost its fifth straight.

Vanderbilt struggled coming off a big win over in-state rival Tennessee. Jordan Matthews set another Southeastern Conference mark as the league's first receiver to top 100 catches.

His biggest came on the game-winning drive on fourth-and-11 as he hauled in a 25-yarder between two defenders.