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Virginia vs. FSU Game Notes
• Marc Verica’s 76-yard touchdown pass to Kris Burd in the third quarter marked his longest career completion. Verica’s previous long was 51 yards, which he recorded against Richmond earlier this year and against Maryland in 2008.
• The 76-yard touchdown pass also marked Kris Burd’s longest career reception. His previous long came against Richmond, when he and Verica connected for a 51-yard score.
• With his third quarter score, Burd has now tallied a receiving touchdown in all four of Virginia’s games this year. He is the first Cavalier to do so since Heath Miller scored receiving touchdowns in the first five games of the 2002 season.
• With 118 yards receiving today, Burd has posted consecutive 100-yard receiving games (119 last week vs. VMI). He is the first UVa player to record back-to-back 100-yard receiving days since Heath Miller racked up 110 yards receiving vs. Georgia Tech and 145 yards against Virginia Tech in 2003.
• The 76-yard touchdown pass from Verica to Burd was the Cavaliers’ longest pass play for a score since Emmanuel Byers connected with Deyon Williams for a 90-yard touchdown against Miami in 2005.
• Marc Verica threw for 200 yards or more yards for the ninth time in 14 career starts. Hitting the mark for the third time this season, Verica ties Matt Blundin and Dan Ellis for 7th-most career 200-yard passing games in Virginia history.
• With his 211-yard passing day, Verica moved into 13th place on UVa’s all-time passing ledger. Verica now has 3,101 career passing yards and passed Symmion Willis (3,003) and Bob Davis (3,095) on the list.
• Ausar Walcott posted a career-high 10 tackles – his previous high was six at USC earlier this season.
• Virginia’s 25 yards rushing marked the Cavaliers’ fewest rushing yards since UVa recorded minus-3 yards rushing against Wyoming in 2007.
• Jermaine Thomas’ 70-yard rush for a touchdown in the first quarter tied the longest run against the Cavaliers this season.
• The Seminoles’ 10 first-quarter points was the most allowed by the Cavaliers in the first quarter this year. Virginia gave up first-quarter touchdowns to both Richmond and VMI.
• Virginia’s 27-point halftime deficit against the Seminoles marked its largest at home since 2001, when the Cavaliers trailed Virginia Tech, 31-0, at the half.
• FSU scored more points in the first half alone than Virginia has given up against any opponent this season.
• FSU now holds a 14-2 series edge over the Cavaliers.