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Virginia Postseason Game Notes
Virginia at Duke • Nov. 6, 2010
• Virginia’s 48 points are the most scored in a UVa loss – bettering the previous high of 38, a total scored twice in losses to Georgia Tech in 1998 and 1990.
• Virginia’s 48 points equals the most scored by a losing team in an ACC game – tying Duke’s 48 points in a loss earlier this season to Wake Forest.
• There were 103 combined points scored between the two teams – marking the second-highest combined total in ACC history.
• Dontrelle Inman’s 239 receiving yards is the second-most all-time at UVa, trailing only Ken Shelton’s 241 yard day against William & Mary in 1974.
• Inman’s 10 receptions were also a career high.
• Verica threw for 417 yards, setting the program standard for a game and breaking the previous best of 393 by Matt Schaub against N.C. State in 2003
• Verica’s 413 yards of total offense set a school record, breaking Bryson Spinner’s mark of 399 against Georgia Tech in 2001.
• Verica with 417 passing yards has now tossed at least 200 yards in 12 of his 19 career starts.
• Verica’s 12th career 200-yard passing day is tied for third most in program history with Aaron Brooks (1997-98)
• Verica was sacked on the first play of the fourth quarter, marking the first time a UVa quarterback had been sacked since the final play of the second quarter of the North Carolina game. UVa went 13 full quarters without giving up a sack.
• Verica’s career day of 417 yards through the air passed his previous career high of 283 passing yards against Richmond on Sept. 4.
• Verica set a career high with four touchdown passes, breaking his three TD output against VMI earlier this year.
• Verica is the first UVa quarterback to toss over 300 yards since Jameel Sewell threw for 308 against Indiana in 2009.
• Verica is the first player in program history to toss 400 yards in a game.
• Verica’s four touchdown day marked the first time a UVa quarterback tossed double digit touchdown passes in a season since Jameel Sewell’s 12 in 2007. Verica now has 13 on the season.
• With 2,082 passing yards on the season, Verica currently has the 12th-best output in a season.
• With Verica’s 417 passing yards he now has 4,275 career yards, moving into eighth all-time at UVa. Verica eclipsed Don Majkowski and Dan Ellis against Duke.
• Robert Randolph’s 20-yard touchdown run was his first carry and first touchdown of his career.
• Randolph’s score off the fake field goal was a Cavalier first since Scott Deke tossed a 12-yard pass on a fake field goal to John Phillips in UVa’s 35-20 triumph over East Carolina in 2008.
• After Randolph’s touchdown – 12 different Cavaliers have scored at least one touchdown in 2010, breaking a tie for fourth most since 2000. The 2005 and 2009 seasons also had a mark of 11.
• Randolph’s score was UVa’s 10th this season of 20-yards or more
• Keith Payne’s 9-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter was the first TD reception of his career.
• Keith Payne (121 yards) and Perry Jones (89 yards) have rushed for at least 50 yards in the same game seven times this season, including each of the last five weeks. A pair of UVa backs rushed for 50-plus yards each just once last season
• Payne (673 yards) and Jones (557 yards) became the first duo of UVa backs to rush for at least 500 yards in a season since 2007. That year it was Cedric Peerman (585) and Mikell Simpson (570).
• Payne rushed for over 100 yards for the third time this season and the third time in his career, tallying 121 yards on the ground against Duke.
• Payne’s 121 yards was a career high, passing his 114 yards gained against Richmond in season opener.
• Perry Jones touchdown reception was his first career score of any variety.
• Jones also rushed for a career-high 89 yards. His previous high was 77 earlier this year at USC.
• Mike Parker was credited with a half sack in the first quarter, his first of his career.
• Cam Johnson was awarded the other half of Parker’s sack, giving him 6.5 for the season and more than 2009 Cavalier leader Nate Collins’ six in 2009.