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Virginia vs. North Carolina Game Notes – Oct. 16, 2010

• North Carolina earned its first victory in Charlottesville since 1981, snapping the Cavaliers’ 14-game home win streak against the Tar Heels with a 44-10 victory Saturday.
• Starting at RT against North Carolina, Morgan Moses became just the third true freshman in UVa history to start at an offensive tackle position. He follows D’Brickashaw Ferguson (2002- LT)-Virginia’s only true freshman to start the season opener on the offensive line-and Brad Butler (2002- RT), who only started the bowl game, as the only true freshman to start at either of the tackle positions. Moses is the seventh true freshman to start at offensive tackle in Division I this season. Others include: Seantrel Henderson (Miami – RT) – James Hurst (North Carolina – LT) -Rob Crisp (NC State – LT) – Luke Joeckel (Texas A&M – LT) – Davonte Wallace (New Mexico State – LT) – Ja’Wyan James (Tennessee – RT)
• In addition to Moses, John Fullington of Washington State joined that list Saturday when the Cougars kicked off against Arizona Saturday night.
• With Colter Phillips’ 8-yard catch in the first quarter, Virginia recorded its 500th reception by a tight end since 2001.
• Saturday’s game marked the first time the Cavaliers sported an orange-on-orange uniform combination since 1986, when the team fell to Maryland, 42-10. Previous to that, Virginia wore the all-orange ensemble in 1979, in 20-18 win against Virginia Tech.
• T.J. Yates’ 81-yard touchdown pass to Dwight Jones 17 seconds into the game marked the longest pass-play against the Cavaliers this season. The previous long allowed by Virginia was 40 yards against Southern California. The 81-yard reception was also the longest against the Cavaliers since South Carolina’s Dondrial Pinkins connected with Troy Williamson for 99 yards on September 6, 2003.
• Throwing for 139 yards against North Carolina, Marc Verica passed Scott Secules for 10th all-time in passing at Virginia.
• Keith Payne scored his eighth rushing touchdown of the season against the Tar Heels, eclipsing Jameel Sewell’s team-high of seven touchdowns in 2009.
• North Carolina’s 27 first-half points ties the most surrendered by the Cavaliers in the first half this season. Florida State also scored 27 points in the opening period against Virginia.
• Keith Payne’s 49-yard run in the third quarter marked the longest carry of his career and the longest by a Virginia player this season. His previous long was 17 yards against Middle Tennessee State in 2007.
• Matt Conrath recorded his first career fumble recovery against the Tar Heels.
• Keith Payne rushed for over 100 yards for the second time this season and the second time in his career, tallying 107 yards on the ground against North Carolina.
• North Carolina’s T.J. Yates became the first player since Duke’s Thaddeus Lewis in 2009 to pass for over 300 yards against the Cavaliers.
• With its 44-10 victory, North Carolina scored the most points against Virginia since 1997, when the Tar Heels notched a 48-20 victory against the Cavaliers. The Tar Heels’ 44 points also marks their highest total in Charlottesville since a 44-40 loss in 1973.

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