FB: Maryland at Virginia - Virginia Postgame Notes
Nov. 13, 2010 • Maryland at Virginia
Virginia Postgame Notes
• 32 fourth-and fifth-year players were honored in the Cavaliers’ Senior Day ceremonies Saturday: Trey Womack, Marc Verica, Joe Torchia, Keith Payne, Mike Parker, Connor Miles, Dontrelle Inman, Raynard Horne, Ras-I Dowling, John-Kevin Dolce, Darnell Carter, Isaac Cain, B.J. Cabell, Danny Aiken, Jared Detrick, Brendan Lane, Jeremy Martin, Max Milien, Aaron Taliaferro, Matt Snyder, Zane Parr, Corey Mosley, Chase Minnifield, Anthony Mihota, Dom Joseph, Nick Jenkins, Chris Hinkebein, Jared Green, Terence Fells-Danzer, Matt Conrath, Kris Burd, and Landon Bradley.
• In honor of Military Appreciation Day, the Virginia coaching staff sported camouflage pants and hats against Maryland.
• Linebacker Steve Greer started his first game of the season Saturday.
• With 25 completions against Maryland, Marc Verica passed Shawn Moore (421) for No. 3 on UVa’s career completions list. Verica has now completed 443 passes during his time at Virginia.
• Kris Burd (686) and Dontrelle Inman (654) became the first UVa tandem to post at least 600 receiving yards each in a season since 1989, when Herman Moore (848) and Bruce McGonnigal (634) accomplished the feat.
• Kris Burd (47) and Dontrelle Inman (41) became the first UVa wide receiver duo in program history to amass at least 40 receptions a piece in a season.
• There are only four other times in program history where multiple Cavaliers caught at least 40 passes: 2008 when WR Kevin Ogletree (58), TE John Phillips (48) and RB Cedric Peerman (44) all surpassed the 40 reception plateau. 2007 RB Mikell Simpson (43) and TE Jonathan Stupar (40) surpassed 40 receptions. 2003 it was TE Heather Miller (70) and RB Alvin Pearman (63) passing the mark. Finally in 2002 WR Billy McMullen (69) and TB Wali Lundy (58) were the first UVa duo to record at least 40 receptions a piece in a season.
• Kris Burd returned the first punt of his career Saturday, recording a 4-yard return in the second quarter.
• With 44 return yards against Maryland, Raynard Horne (537) became the 13th UVa player to amass over 500 yards on kick returns in a season. A Cavalier has now reached the mark five of the past six years, with Chase Minnifield (513) most recently reaching the milestone in 2009.
• Junior Jacob Hodges became the fifth Cavalier to throw for a touchdown this season, completing a 16-yard pass to Terence Fells-Danzer for a score on a fake field goal attempt in the first quarter. The touchdown pass was the first of Hodges’ career.
• The last time five different Cavaliers threw TD passes was 2002 when Matt Schaub (28), Marques Hagans (1), Wali Lundy (1), Billy McMullen (1) and Heath Miller (1) all tossed scores.
• After throwing for a touchdown against Maryland, Marc Verica has now recorded 22 touchdown passes as a Cavalier and passes Bill Dudley for No. 14 all-time in career touchdown passes at Virginia. Verica is now tied for No. 11 all-time in the UVa annals with Don Majkowski, Symmion Willis and Rufus Barkley.
• Verica passed Mike Groh for seventh place in career passing yards at Virginia, throwing for 265 yards against Maryland to bring his total to 4,540 yards as a Cavalier.
• Verica now has 2,347 passing yards on the season, tying him with Symmion Willis in 1993 for fifth most in a season by a UVa quarterback. Next on the list is Marques Hagans with 2,492 passing yards in the 2005 season.
• Verica has now thrown for 200 or more yards in 13 of his 19 career starts, ranking him No. 3 in 200-yard passing games in Virginia history.
• Jeremiah Mathis recorded his first career touchdown against the Terrapins, scoring on an 11-yard pass from Marc Verica in the second quarter.
• Mathis became the 14th different Cavalier in 2010 to score a touchdown, moving into a tie for third most since 2000. The 2003 season also saw 14 different Cavaliers score touchdowns.
• Chris Hinkebein made the first field goal of his career against Maryland, converting on a 52-yard attempt to end the second quarter. Hinkebein’s field goal ties for the fourth longest in UVa history and marks the longest by a Cavalier since 2003, when Connor Hughes also notched a 52-yarder against N.C. State.
• With his 37-yard field goal in the third quarter, Robert Randolph has now converted on eight of his last nine attempts.
• Bobby Smith made his collegiate debut, becoming the 21st different Cavalier to make their first appearance at UVa in 2010.