FB: Miami at Virginia - Virginia Postgame Notes
Virginia vs. Miami Postgame Notes
• Virginia’s win over No. 22 Miami was the Cavaliers’ first over a ranked team since beating No. 21 Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Oct. 25, 2008 by a similar score, 24-17.
• For the first time in ACC history on Saturday, two African-American head coaches faced off-with Mike London leading the Cavaliers against Randy Shannon and the Hurricanes.
• Senior tailback Keith Payne earned his first career start for the Cavaliers against Miami.
• Jimmy Howell’s 52-yard punt in the first quarter marked his ninth kick over 50 yards this season.
• Raynard Horne’s 26-yard rush in the first quarter was the longest of his career, surpassing his previous long of 14 yards against Eastern Michigan last weekend.
• For the fourth consecutive game, Miami failed to score in the opening quarter.
• Chase Minnifield had two interceptions against the Hurricanes, marking the second time he has recorded two pick-offs in a game this season. Minnifield also had two interceptions against VMI.
• With six interceptions this season, Minnifield now has ten career picks to tie for 14th on Virginia’s all-time list.
• Colter Phillips’ 16-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter was his third receiving touchdown of the season, the most by a Virginia tight end since Tom Santi recorded three in 2006.
• Corey Mosley tallied his first and second interceptions of the season against the Hurricanes. Mosley now has three career picks.
• Keith Payne notched his 11th and 12th rushing touchdown of the season against the Hurricanes, scoring on a 30-yard run in the second quarter and later on a five-yard fun in the fourth quarter.
• Payne’s 12 rushing touchdowns this season are the second-most by a Cavalier since 2000, second only to Wali Lundy’s 17 in 2004.
• With its three-touchdown performance against the Hurricanes, the Virginia offense has now scored 26 touchdowns this season, already surpassing its 2009 total of 23 touchdowns.
• Miami was shutout in the first half for the first time since September 26, 2009, when the Hurricanes failed to score in the opening half against Virginia Tech. Miami went on to lose that game, 31-7.
• Rodney McLeod tallied his first career interception against Miami, picking off a 12-yard pass from Miami quarterback Spencer Whipple in the second quarter.
• With his 104 receiving yards against Miami, Kris Burd became the 30th player in program history to reach 1,000 career receiving yards.
• Burd secured his fourth 100-yard plus receiving game of the season, the first time a Cavalier has done so since Billy McMullen did it four times in 2001.
• The Virginia offense has not allowed a sack since the second quarter of its game against North Carolina.
• Virginia’s five interceptions against Miami tied a single-game school record. The Cavaliers have accomplished the feat nine times in program history, with the last time coming against Virginia Tech in 1994. In that game, Percy Ellsworth and Joe Crocker both had two interceptions while Randy Neal recorded one en route to a 42-23 victory against the Hokies.
• The Cavaliers’ five picks also ties a single-game ACC-high for this season. Miami notched five interceptions against Duke earlier this season, while North Carolina had five against Virginia.
• Punter Jimmy Howell landed three punts inside the 15-yard line against the Hurricanes.