UVa Game Notes
UVa played its first game in the state of Mississippi and its first ever against Southern Miss.
Nineteen Cavaliers played in their first career road game – WR Javaris Brown, QB Kyle McCartin, WR Matt Snyder, WR Tim Smith, RB Dominique Wallace, TB Torrey Mack, DB LaRoy Reynolds, LB Daniel Childress, P Nathan Rathjen, RB Perry Jones, S Matt Leemhuis, WR Patch Duda, CB Devin Wallace, LB Steve Greer, T Matt Mihalik, LB Bill Schautz, T Aaron Van Kuiken, TE Colter Phillips, DE Will Hill.
The combined scoring output (71 points) was the most in a UVa game a 45-33 loss to Maryland on Oct. 1, 2005.
UVa’s lead of 17 points was its largest this season. UVa had 7-0 and 14-7 leads against William & Mary.
Jameel Sewell passed for a career-high 312 yards. His high was 288, set in 2007 at Miami. It marked the first 300-yard passing game for a UVa QB since Marques Hagens tossed for 358 in the 2005 Music City Bowl vs. Minnesota. Sewell also tied a career high for completions (24) and surpassed his career high in attempts with 47.
Sewell also tied a career high with two rushing touchdowns. He also had two TD runs against Miami in 2006 and Virginia Tech in 2007.
Robert Randolph made two field goals in the game, setting a career high. He made one field goal in three games last year. The two field goals also were his first attempts this season.
Redshirt freshman LB Steve Greer recorded his first career sack in the first quarter, while sophomore NT Nick Jenkins recorded his first career sack in the second quarter.
True freshman LaRoy Reynolds played in his first game as a Cavalier. He is the sixth true freshman to see playing time this season for Virginia, joining Will Hill, Quintin Hunter, Perry Jones, Tim Smith and Dominique Wallace.
Redshirt freshmen Kyle McCartin and Bill Schautz each made their first career appearance on kickoff returns. McCartin made his first appearance in the second quarter, while Schautz played in the third quarter.
Senior T Will Barker made his 40th career start.
TE Joe Torchia made his first career reception in the second quarter. It marked Virginia’s first reception by a tight end this season. He finished with a pair of receptions for 27 yards.
WR Kris Burd’s 29-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter was his first career TD catch. He set a career high with 79 yards receiving and tied a high with six receptions.
UVa’s 27-point first half was the Cavaliers’ highest-scoring first half in a road game since tallying 31 in the first half at Miami (Fla.) on Nov. 10, 2007.
The Southern Miss kickoff return for a touchdown was the first against Virginia since 2002 when South Carolina’s Matthew Thomas took a kick back 95 yards for a score.
Corey Mosley recorded his first career interception in the fourth quarter. It was Virginia’s second interception this season.
Chase Minnifield had a career-high 10 tackles, topping his previous best of four. Nate Collins also had a career-high 10 stops.