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Nov. 13, 2004

Recap | Final Stats

Miami 31, Virginia 21
November 13, 2004

Postgame Notes

#56 Darryl Blackstock carried the flag to lead the Cavaliers onto the field.Chris Canty joined the captains for the pre-game coin toss.Today’s attendance was 63,701, a Scott Stadium record, breaking the record of 63,072 fans set last week against Maryland.This is Miami’s first-ever visit to Scott Stadium.Today’s game was the final home game for 26 fourth- and fifth year players. Throughout their time at UVa, these seniors have compiled a 29-19 overall record, including a 20-6 mark at home.With the loss, the Cavaliers fall to 7-3 during the regular season in the months of November and December under Al Groh.Today’s meeting between the Cavaliers and Hurricanes is only the second time the two teams have met. The Hurricanes won the previous meeting 31-21 in the 1996 Carquest Bowl.Oddly today’s score matched the one of the first meeting between the two teams in 1996.Today’s Cavaliers 31-21 loss is first time in the past nine “Senior Day” games that Virginia has lost, a streak that dated back to 1996.Virginia has now lost 11 straight games to teams from the state of Florida, their last and only win against a team from Florida was a 33-28 win over #2 Florida State on November 2, 1995.Defensive end #99 Chris Johnson, a Charlottesville native, made the first start of his career.Heath Miller is the first tight end in ACC history to catch 20 career touchdown passes.Darryl Blackstock’s 24 career quarterback sacks ties him for third on the all-time Virginia career quarterback sack list, tying him with Patrick Kerney.Blackstock’s sacks in the second and third quarter ties him for second for most career sacks by an ACC linebacker, tying him with N.C. State’s Tyler Lawrence.Darryl Blackstock’s two sacks is the third time this year he has recorded multiple sacks in a game and the sixth time in his career he has accomplished this feat.Frank Gore’s 44-yard rush in the second quarter was the longest run the Cavalier defense has given up this season.Miami’s 203 rushing yards is the most Virginia has given up this year and is the most allowed since giving up 278 to Maryland last year.Alvin Pearman’s 106 yards rushing is the fifth time this year and third straight game he has topped the century mark, which is the most any running back in the ACC has reached that mark this year.Pearman’s 106 yards moves him into 13th place on the all-time Virginia rushing list with 2,112 career yards.Pearman’s 34-yard touchdown run was the longest carry he has had this season.Chris Long, also a Charlottesville native, returned to action today, his first game since September 18th against Akron. He finished with one tackle for loss, the first of his career.LB Kai Parham made a career-high 14 tackles in the game. This is also a Virginia high this season. Parham also had two tackles for loss.Marques Hagan’s 94 passing yards is the first time a Cavalier starting quarterback has failed to throw for 100 yards in a game since Anthony Martinez threw for 54 yards against South Carolina last year.Hagans’ 85 yards rushing is a career high and the most by a UVa QB since Aaron Brooks rushed for 88 yards against Georgia in the 1998 Peach Bowl. It is the most by a UVa QB in a regular season game since Shawn Moore rushed for 121 yards in 1989.The 10-point loss for Virginia is the closest game they have played this year; their next closest game was a 16-0 victory over Maryland last week.Miami WR Roscoe Parrish’s 62-yard punt return in the fourth quarter was the first punt returned for a touchdown against Virginia this year and the first since Jonathan Smith returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown for Georgia Tech last year.Wali Lundy’s three-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter is his 39th career touchdown, moving him to within one touchdown of Thomas Jones’ modern day school record of 40 career touchdowns. The “modern day” is since 1937 as defined by the NCAA.Lundy now has 31 career rushing touchdowns, tying him with Tiki Barber for second on the all time Virginia career rushing touchdown list.

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