Wahoos Beat Cavaliers, 10-7, in Spring Game
April 17, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –
Cornerback Marcus Hamilton (Centreville, Va.) intercepted a Marques Hagans (Hampton, Va.) pass as time expired to preserve a 10-7 win by the Wahoos over the Cavaliers in Virginia’s spring football game on Saturday at Scott Stadium.
The Wahoos, coached by Mike London, held a 10-0 lead at intermission. With 1:37 to go in the half, quarterback Anthony Martinez (Montpelier, Va.) threw a lateral pass to tailback Wali Lundy (Willingboro, N.J.) who then converted a 15-yard touchdown pass wide receiver Ottowa Anderson (Norfolk, Va.).
In the fourth quarter, tailback Alvin Pearman (Charlotte, N.C.) ran nine yards to put the Cavaliers, coached by Mike Groh, on the scoreboard. In the waning minutes of the game, Hagans made several attempts to get the ball in the end zone. With five seconds on the clock, Hagans threw a long pass to tight end Jonathan Stupar (State College, Pa.), but it was broken up by safety Robbie Catterton (Virginia Beach, Va.). On the game’s final play, Hagans launched a “Hail Mary” pass, but it was intercepted by Hamilton.
Prior to the spring game, the team captains for the 2004 season were announced. Representing the offense are guard Elton Brown (Hampton, Va.) and tight end Heath Miller (Swords Creek, Va.). The defensive captains are defensive ends Chris Canty (Charlotte, N.C.) and Brennan Schmidt (McLean, Va.).
Overall, Lundy led the Wahoos? rushing efforts with 75 yards on 23 carries. Anderson finished with two catches for 22 yards and touchdown, while Michael McGrew (Birmingham, Ala.) added two catches for 24 yards. Quarterback Kevin McCabe (Wexford, Pa.) went 4-of-9 for 41 yards, while Martinez went 3-of-6 for 19 yards.
For the Cavaliers, Pearman finished with 12 carries for 49 yards. Hagans carried the ball seven times for 20 yards. Wide receiver Deyon Williams (Upper Marlboro, Md.) had two catches for 31 yards, and Ron Morton (Hamilton, N.J.) made three catches for 30 yards. At quarterback, Hagans went 7-of-15 for 64 yards, while Christian Olsen (Wayne, N.J.) went 3-of-7 for 30 yards.
Virginia kicks off the 2004 season at Temple on Sept. 4 in Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.
HEAD COACH Al Groh QUOTES:
“Overall, today I’d say the quarterback play was erratic.”
On the tailbacks:
“I saw something good out of all three of the (tail)backs as has been the case all spring long. They all bring something to the table. It looks like we’re going to be pretty strong there.”
On walk-on punter Kurt Korte (Virginia Beach, Va.):
“He hit the ball pretty well. He’s hit the ball pretty well throughout the course of the spring. He’s a two-step kicker also which is an important thing. When a guy can hit the ball with pretty good range and he’s a two-step kicker, that’s a big plus.”
On play today:
“I thought there were a number of players today who, after 14 practices, should have played better. It’s true on every team; it’s true in sports. Certain guys, their game steps up on game day. Certain guys never seem to perform as well in the game as they did in practice. That’s kind of one of the perspectives I wanted to have from where I was standing.”
On NT Andrew Hoffman:
“The last three games (last year), he played against three centers, all of whom had a reputation. If you were scoring the fight, I thought he won the decision in each case. He’s really pretty much been that way all spring long. He’s been hard to handle.”
On CB Marcus Hamilton:
“He just screwed his game down a lot tighter. That gave him a lot more confidence. This is a player who has excellent ability that hasn’t had that much confidence in his ability. As I’ve said on many occasions, confidence comes from demonstrated performance.”
Scoring Summary (Final)
2004 University of Virginia Football
Wahoos (white) vs. Cavaliers (Blue)
April 17, 2004
Carl Smith Center at David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium
SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 - FINALWahoos (white) 0 10 0 0 - 10Cavaliers (blue) 0 0 0 7 - 7
0:19 WAHOOS: Hughes 27 FG 5 plays, 6 yards, TOP 1:03 WAHOOS 10, CAVALIERS 0
4th 7:35 CAVALIERS: Alvin Pearman 9 run (Hughes kick) 4 plays, 20 yards, TOP 1:45 WAHOOS 7, CAVALIERS 7
Attendance: 8,239Kickoff time: 12:35 End of Game: 2:15 Total elapsed time: 1:40Temperature: 79 Wind: 12 mph Weather: sunny
WAHOOS CAVALIERSFirst Downs 11 11 Rushing 5 8 Passing 5 3 Penalty 1 -Rushing Attempts 27 32Yards Gained Rushing 85 118Yards Lost Rushing 7 41Net Yards Rushing 78 77Net Yards Passing 75 94 Passes Attempted 16 22 Passes Completed 8 10 Had Intercepted 0 2Total Offensive Plays 43 54Total Net Yards 153 171 Average Gain per play 3.5 3.7Fumbles: Number-Lost 1-1 0-0Penalties: Number-Yards 2-10 13-90Number of Punts- Yards 5-186 6-192 Average per punt 35.2 35.3Sacks By: Number-Yards 4-28 1-5
Punting No. Yds Avg LongKurt Korte 5 186 35.2 45
CAVALIERS (blue)Rushing No. Gain Loss Net TD LongMarques Hagans 7 30 10 20 – 15Alvin Pearman 12 52 3 49 1 13Michael Johnson 9 36 6 30 – 8Christian Olsen 3 – 20 (-20) – -Team 1 – 2 (-2) – -Total 32 118 41 77 1 15
Receiving No. Yds TD LongDeyon Williams 2 31 – 21Jonathan Stupar 1 11 – 11Brandon Isaiah 1 5 – 5Ron Morton 3 30 – 14Emmanuel Byers 1 8 – 8Tyrus Gardner 1 10 – 10Alvin Pearman 1 (-1) – -Total 10 94 – 21