Nov. 29, 2003
- Virginia recorded its first win over ranked opponent since December 28, 2002, when the Cavaliers defeated No. 15 West Virginia 48-22 in the Continental Tire Bowl.
- Virginia won its final home game of the season for the eighth consecutive year.
- Virginia’s 35 points, 468 yards of total offense, and 358 passing yards were the most allowed by the Hokies this season in each category.
- Matt Schaub’s 358 yards passing was the fifth highest total in UVa history and the second highest by a Cavalier vs. Virginia Tech.
- Schaub had his fourth 300-yard passing game of the season, setting a new UVa record for 300-yard games in a season (previous mark of three held by Mike Groh, 1995; Aaron Brooks, 1997 and 1998; and Schaub, 2002).
- Schaub threw for two touchdown passes, bring his career total to 55. That ties the UVa career touchdown pass record held by Shawn Moore (1987-90).
- Heath Miller caught a career-high 13 passes (previous high was nine vs. Florida State, 2003) for a career high 145 yards (previous high was 110 yards last week vs. Georgia Tech)
- Miller’s 13 catches were the second most by a tight end in ACC history. John Henry Mills of Wake Forest had 14 catches vs. Duke in 1990. His 13 catches are 15th most in a game in ACC history and second in UVa history.
- Miller becomes the first tight end in school history to have consecutive 100-yard receiving games (110 yards last week vs. Georgia Tech). Bruce McGonnigal (1989) is the only other UVa tight end to have two in a season.
- Miller set a new ACC record for receiving yards in a season by a tight end with 751 yards, breaking the old mark of 634 by UVa’s Bruce McGonnigal in 1989.
- Miller has 99 career receptions, which places him 12th in school history and second among tight ends (McGonnigal caught 103 passes from 1987-90).
- Miller became the 23rd player, and fourth tight end, in school history to reach the 1000-yard receiving plateau. His 1,078 career receiving yards places him 19th overall, and fourth among tight ends.
- Alvin Pearman’s 49-yard reception is a career-long.
- Pearman has caught 57 passes this season, one shy of the school record by a running back, set last season by Wali Lundy (58).
- Pearman has 103 career receptions, tied for eighth in school history and second most by a running back (Terry Kirby caught 105 passes from 1989-92).
- Darryl Blackstock’s sack gives him a total of 16 for his career, tying Wali Rainer’s school record for most career sacks by a linebacker.
- Muffin Curry’s 58-yard interception return is UVa’s longest interception return since 1996 when Antawn Harris returned one 95 yards for a touchdown vs. North Carolina.
- After allowing 257 rushing yards to Maryland’s Josh Allen two games ago, the Cavalier defense has held two explosive backs in check in the past two games. Georgia Tech’s P.J. Daniels, the ACC’s leading rusher, gained just 76 yards last week. Virginia Tech’s Kevin Jones, the second leading rusher in the Big East, rushed for 75 yards today. That is Jones’ third lowest total of the season and snaps his four game 100-yard game streak.
- Wali Lundy tied career highs of three rushing touchdowns (also at North Carolina, 2003) and four total touchdowns (three rush, one receiving) (also vs. West Virginia in Continental Tire Bowl; 2 rush, 2 rec.). All-American Jim Bakhtiar, who was in attendance at today’s game, also scored four touchdowns vs. Virginia Tech, in the 1957 meeting.
- Lundy has scored ten touchdowns in each of his first two seasons.
- Virginia was 9 of 18 on third down conversions. Nine conversions is the most for the Cavaliers since going 9 for 15 vs. West Virginia in the Continental Tire Bowl last year.
- Art Thomas’ 41-yard reception is a career-long and his first catch since the Clemson game, five games ago.
- Schaub’s fourth-quarter 10-yard rush was a season-long.