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Virginia at North Carolina
Sept. 17, 2011
Virginia Postgame Notes

Team Notes

  • Virginia had 468 yards of total offense, eclipsing the 400-yard mark for the second time this season. The Cavaliers out-gained the Tar Heels, 468-401.
  • North Carolina entered Saturday’s game allowing 30.0 rushing yards per game through its first two games of the season. Through two offensive possessions, UVa had 40 rushing yards. The Cavaliers finished with 170 rushing yards for the game.
  • Virginia has scored first in all three of its games of 2011, and all three scores were field goals.
  • North Carolina’s touchdown pass in the second quarter from Bryn Renner to Jheranie Boyd was the first touchdown the Cavaliers have allowed in a first half this season.
  • With the loss, Virginia’s record went to 2-1 (0-1 ACC) on the year, 54-58-4 all-time vs. North Carolina, 12-30-3 all-time vs. North Carolina in Chapel Hill and 22-36 all-time in ACC openers.

Individual Notes

  • Sophomore Rijo Walker made his first-career start at free safety. He joins OG Luke Bowanko, TE Jeremiah Mathis, CB Demetrious Nicholson and QB Michael Rocco as the fifth Cavalier to make his first-career start in 2011.
  • Sophomore QB Michael Rocco became the 35th Cavalier in school history to post a 200-yard passing game. Rocco finished with a career-high 287 passing yards and completed 22-of-37 attempts with two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing).
  • Rocco is the first Cavalier to pass for more than 250 yards since Marc Verica had 284 yards at Boston College in 2010.
  • Rocco’s 41-yard touchdown pass to Max Milien in the third quarter was his first touchdown pass of the season.
  • Rocco’s 4-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter was the first rushing touchdown of his career.
  • Senior WR Kris Burd made seven catches vs. North Carolina for 110 receiving yards. For his career, Burd now has 1,439 receiving yards – moving him into sole possession of eleventh place on the all-time UVa receiving list. No. 10 belongs to Terrence Wilkins (1995-98) with 1,495 yards.
  • Burd also moved into 10th place on UVa’s career receptions list and now has 109. Tied for eighth on that list are Herman Moore (1988-90) and Wali Lundy (2002-05) with 114 career catches.
  • Burd recorded the fifth 100-yard receiving game of his career and his first of the 2011 season. He is now tied for No. 6 with Patrick Jeffers (1992-95) on UVa’s all-time list of 100-yard games.
  • After starting the season 8-for-8, senior placekicker Robert Randolph missed his first field goal of the 2011 season on his first attempt from 45 yards. He made his next and only other attempt of the game from 38 yards. He has connected on 9-of-10 field goals this year and 39-of-47 for his career.
  • Kevin Parks’ 34-yard rush in the second quarter was a career-long rush. His previous career-long rush was 26 yards against William & Mary in week one. Parks finished with 98 rushing yards.
  • Max Milien’s touchdown reception in the third quarter was his first-career touchdown reception and his second-career touchdown overall. The 41-yard play was a career-long reception for Milien and he finished with a career-high 41 receiving yards. It was the longest play of the game.
  • Redshirt freshman wide receiver E.J. Scott made his collegiate debut against North Carolina. He had his first-career kickoff return (29 yards). Scott is the 25th Cavalier to earn first playing time in 2011.
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