Virginia-BC Game Notes
Virginia Game Notes
• Steve Greer tallied double-digit tackles (10) for the second straight week, bringing his team-leading mark to 80 for the season.
• Greer’s 80 season tackles are the most by a UVa freshman since Darryl Blackstock recorded 108 in 2002.
• With Boston College’s 147 yards passing fell 46.1 yards under their season average per game, making the Eagles the ninth of 10 UVa opponents to fall below their season passing yardage average.
• Virginia junior cornerback Ras-I Dowling recorded his third interception of the season and eighth of his career in the first quarter.
• Freshman tailback Perry Jones recorded his first career rush in the first quarter
• Redshirt freshman linebacker Billy Schautz recorded his first career sack in the third quarter.
• With 5:41 to play in the third quarter, senior cornerback Chris Cook had his second career interception return for a touchdown (58 yards), and longest of his career.
• Cook’s interception return of 58 yards is the seventh longest return for a touchdown in UVa history.
• Cook’s touchdown was the second of his career and first since returning a fumble 44 yards in the final game at the Orange Bowl on Nov. 10, 2007.
• With 1:19 to play in the third quarter, sophomore tight end Joe Torchia made his fourth reception of the game, setting a career high.
• With 221 passing yards today, Jameel Sewell (5,086) became the fifth quarterback in UVa history to throw for over 5,000 career yards, passing No. 5 Marques Hagans (4,877) for fifth position in the Virginia annals.
• As part of the University’s Student Council and The ‘Hoo Crew spirit group “Hoos for Herzlich 94” fundraising campaign, the student-athletes on the UVa football team donated their per diem for the day of today’s game against Boston College. The fundraiser is to support research for Ewing’s Sarcoma, in honor of Boston College LB Mark Herzlich, who was presented with a check of $8,194.94 during the coin toss prior to the game.
• The loss to Boston College secures UVa’s second losing season in a row, snapping a string of 26 consecutive seasons without back-to-back losing campaigns, which was the 16th-best mark entering the 2009 season.
• Al Groh coached his 176th career game at an ACC school (Wake, Virginia) today, holding down fourth place all-time in the league annals
Boston College Game Notes
• Virginia’s “Hoos For Herzlich” campaign raised $8,194.94. Senior LB Mark Herzlich was presented with the check, made out to Uplifting Athletes, prior to the coin toss.
• BC’s touchdown in the second quarter was the first time in an ACC road game this season that the Eagles have scored in the first three quarters.
•The Eagles’ points (7), first downs (9), rushing yards (85), passing yards (95) and total yards (180) were all first half season highs for BC in an ACC road game this year.
• Senior WR Rich Gunnell surpassed Brian Brennan and now ranks third on the career receiving yards ledger at Boston College.
• True freshman LB Luke Kuechly recorded seven tackles in the first half to break the true freshman tackles record in a season at Boston College. He ended the half with 101 tackles which surpassed Stephen Boyd’s 100 tackles in 1991.
• Kuechly had two tackles for a loss in the first quarter. His previous career high for a game was 1.5 TFLs.
• Kuechly also recorded his first collegiate sack in the third quarter.
• Sophomore RB Montel Harris gained 85 yards in the first half to give him 1,015 yards this season. He is the first BC rusher to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark in a season since Derrick Knight rushed for 1,721 yards in 2003.
• Harris also recorded his fifth 100-yard game this season and now has 10 in his career. His 10 100-yard performances are tied for seventh in a career at BC.
• Junior FB James McCluskey recorded the first reception of the season, a six-yard gain on third down for a first down.
• Senior CB Roderick Rollins picked off his second pass of the year late in the second quarter at the four yard line. It was his fourth career interception.
Weather: Clear, 66 degrees, wind out of the ENE 3 MPH, 62 percent humidity.
Coin Toss: Virginia won the toss and deferred to the second half.