Virginia Returns To Scott Stadium To Host Southern Miss on Saturday
Date : Sept. 24, 2011
Time : 3:30 p.m.
Venue : David A. Harrison Field at Scott Stadium
Capacity : 61,500
Playing Surface : Grass
Series vs. Southern Miss : Virginia trails, 0-1
In Charlottesville : First Meeting
Last Meeting : 2009 (Southern Miss 37, UVa 34)
Television: ACC Regional Sports Networks (Comcast SportsNet in the Charlottesville area). Find the game in your area
Radio : Virginia Sports Radio Network (affiliates)
Satellite Radio : Sirius 92 | XM 191
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Rosters: Virginia | Southern Miss
Game Notes : Virginia | Southern Miss
Virginia Returns To Scott Stadium To Host Southern Miss
• After two-consecutive road games, Virginia returns to Charlottesville and Scott Stadium to host Southern Miss at 3:30 p.m.
Virginia vs. Southern Miss, Conference USA
• Virginia and Southern Miss have met once – a 2009 contest in Hattiesburg, Miss. The Golden Eagles were victorious, 37-34.
• Virginia holds a 1-2 all-time record vs. teams from Conference USA. The Cavaliers defeated East Carolina in 2008 for their victory, but fell to the Pirates in ‘06.
• Teams from C-USA include UAB, UCF, East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Memphis, Rice, SMU, Southern Miss, UTEP, Tulane and Tulsa.
Last Meeting: 2009 (Southern Miss 37, UVa 34)
• UVa played its first game in the state of Mississippi and its first-ever against Southern Miss on Sept. 19, 2009.
• UVa built a 17-point lead, 27-10, at halftime, but the Golden Eagles rallied to win their eighth-consecutive contest.
• Current Cavaliers in that match-up: Robert Randolph (two field goals – 34 and 24 yards), Kris Burd (six catches, 79 receiving yards, one TD), Tim Smith (3 catches, 76 yards, one TD), Chase Minnifield (10 tackles, one pass broken up, 18-yard kickoff return), Corey Mosley (nine tackles, one forced fumble, one interception), Rodney McLeod (seven tackles, one forced fumble), Steve Greer (seven tackles, one sack), Nick Jenkins (seven tackles, one sack).
Red Zone Accuracy
• In its first three games of the 2011 season, Virginia is 12-of-12 with seven touchdowns and five field goals in the red zone.
• Virginia is one of 25 programs in the country that is perfect from the red zone, however, only nine teams in the country have more trips inside the red zone than the Cavaliers.
• UVa finished the 2010 season ranked No. 80 in the nation in red zone statistics (39-of-49 for 79.6 percent).
Virginia Coaches To Participate In ‘Coach To Cure MD’ Effort
• In their game against Southern Miss, the Virginia coaching staff will be wearing a Coach to Cure MD patch to raise awareness and funding for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research. Fans are encouraged to donate online at www.CoachtoCureMD.org or donate $5 by texting CURE to 90999.
Rocco’s First 200-yard Game
• Sophomore QB Michael Rocco became the 35th Cavalier in school history to post a 200-yard passing game at North Carolina (Sept. 17). Rocco finished with a career-high 287 passing yards and completed 22-of-37 attempts with two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing).
• Rocco was 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 and his 4-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter was the first rushing touchdown of his career.
Milien Gets First-Career TD Reception
• Max Milien’s touchdown reception in the third quarter at North Carolina (Sept. 17) 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.
Parks Continues To Produce
• With three touchdowns against William & Mary in the season opener, Virginia redshirt freshman tailback Kevin Parks became the first Cavalier to rush for three touchdowns (overall) since Keith Payne’s four touchdowns in 2010 vs. Richmond and first Cavalier to rush for three touchdowns (in his collegiate debut) since Bob Davis in 1964.
• Parks finished with 114 yards, ranking ninth in rushing yards among Cavalier RBs who have scored three or more touchdowns in a game.
• With 114 yards rushing in his collegiate debut against William & Mary, Kevin Parks became the 64th different Cavalier to have passed the century mark in rushing yards while wearing a UVa uniform.
• Parks followed up his season-opening performance with two rushing touchdowns at Indiana on Sept. 10 and 98 rushing yards at UNC on Sept. 17.
Parks Chasing Freshman TDs Record
• Parks has five rushing touchdowns this season. The Virginia school record for rushing touchdowns in a season by a freshman is seven by Howard Petty (1983) and Marcus Wilson (1987).
Parks and Randolph Leading The ACC In Scoring
• Kevin Parks (TDs) and Robert Randolph (kicking) both lead the ACC in scoring for their respective categories – Parks averages 10.0 points per game and Randolph registers 11.7 points per game.