UVa-TCU Game Notes
Virginia vs. TCU • Game Notes
- Today’s loss drops UVa to 0-2 for the first time since the 2002 season (L 35-29 to Colorado State and L 40-19 Florida State). UVa finished the season 9-5, winning six in a row after starting 0-2.
- Senior linebacker Darren Childs recorded a career high with 12 tackles. His previous best was 10 vs. North Carolina last season.
- Sophomore safety Corey Mosley had 10 tackles, besting his career high of 7 set on three previous occasions.
- Freshman wide receiver Tim Smith made his first career start today. He played last week vs. William and Mary.
- After not playing last week, senior fullback Rashawn Jackson started the game at running back.
- Junior guard Isaac Cain made his first career start today. He played in a reserve role against William and Mary. Prior to this season, he had made just two game appearances (Maryland in 2008 and Pittsburgh in 2007).
- Sophomore punter Jimmy Howell had his longest punt of season (51 yards) at end of the first quarter.
- Senior cornerback Chris Cook had a career long 22 yard kickoff return in the second quarter.
- Freshman tailback Perry Jones (kick-off return) saw first career playing time today. He becomes the 9th Cavalier to see first career action this season.
- Senior quarterback Jameel Sewell set a career high for rushing attempts (21).
- At halftime today, Virginia’s 1984 Peach Bowl team was honored. It was the first UVa team to play in a bowl game, defeating Purdue 27-24.
- Sophomore kicker Chris Hinkebein played for first time this season.
- Freshman wide receiver Javaris Brown caught his first career TD (56 yd).
- Freshman wide receiver Tim Smith caught his first career TD (26 yd).
- The eight sacks surrendered by UVa were the most since Florida State recorded nine in a 1997 game.
- Freshman wide receiver Quintin Hunter recorded his first catch today.
- Today’s attendance 48,336 is the lowest at a UVa home games since the 1999 season when 40,100 attended the game against Buffalo (Nov. 13).
- TCU made just 1 of 11 third-down conversions. For the season, UVa’s opponents are now 6-31 on third-down attempts.
TCU Game Notes
*TCU improved to 12-3 in its last 15 games against teams from conferences with automatic BCS bids.
*Since 2003, the Horned Frogs’ 11 wins over teams from leagues with automatic BCS bids rank third nationally. TCU trails only Navy (13) and Utah (13).
*The Horned Frogs won their season opener for a seventh consecutive season, the longest stretch in TCU history since a school record 17 in a row from 1920-36.
*TCU has allowed a total of 17 points in its last three season openers. In its last five season openers, the Frogs have allowed just four touchdowns and a total of 34 points. TCU has won five straight road season openers.
*TCU and Virginia met for just the second time in their history. The previous game was a 20-10 Cavalier victory in the 1994 Independence Bowl.
*The Frogs were facing their first ACC opponent since a 31-10 loss to North Carolina in 1997. TCU is at Clemson on Sept. 26.
*TCU totaled eight sacks on the day, with eight different players credited for at least one-half sack.
*Gary Patterson notched his 74th career victory as TCU’s head coach, tying him with Abe Martin (74-64-7, 1953-66) for second place on the Frogs’ all-time chart. Patterson is 74-27 in his ninth season. Dutch Meyer ranks first at TCU in victories with a mark of 109-79-13 (1934-52).
*Jerry Hughes had a career-high and team-best 11 tackles, including 2.5 for loss with 1.5 sacks. It bettered his previous career high of eight tackles against SMU in 2007. It also surpassed a season-best total of six tackles he had in last year’s All-America season.
*Seven Horned Frogs made their first collegiate starts: linebacker Tank Carder, defensive end Wayne Daniels, defensive tackle Cory Grant, safety Alex Ibiloye, center Jake Kirkpatrick, safety Tyler Luttrell and offensive guard Josh Vernon.
*TCU played six true freshmen: linebacker Tanner Brock, linebacker Kenny Cain, wide receiver Skye Dawson, safety Jurell Thompson, tailback Matthew Tucker and defensive tackle D.J. Yendrey.
*Yendrey, Jeremy Coleman, Clarence Leatch and Tank Carder recorded their first collegiate sacks.
*Tight end Logan Brock’s first career reception was an 11-yard first-quarter grab from Andy Dalton.
*Tyler Luttrell, who moved from wide receiver to safety during preseason camp, recorded his first career sack in the first quarter.
*Jeremy Kerley’s 2-yard second-quarter touchdown run was his fourth career rushing score.
*Joseph Turner’s 1-yard second-quarter scoring run was his 19th career touchdown, most among active TCU players.
*A 31-yard third-quarter touchdown pass to Jimmy Young was Andy Dalton’s 22nd career scoring toss. It was Young’s seventh career touchdown catch.
*Ross Evans recorded field goals of 28, 25 and 32 yards to make him 19-of-23 in his career.
*Tejay Johnson’s fourth-quarter interception marked his second career pick. His other interception came against Stephen F. Austin in 2008.