Virginia Continues Homestand Against Idaho on Saturday
Date: Oct. 1, 2011
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Venue: David A. Harrison Field at Scott Stadium
Playing Surface: Grass
Series vs. Idaho: First Meeting
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Rosters : Virginia | Idaho
Game Notes : Virginia | Idaho
Virginia Continues Homestand Against Idaho
• The Virginia football team plays the second contest of a four-game homestand with a Saturday, Oct. 1, meeting vs. Idaho at Scott Stadium.
Virginia vs. Idaho, Western Athletic Conference
• Idaho is UVa’s lone first-time opponent on the 2011 schedule.
• UVa is 2-1 all-time against members of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and 1-1 against current members.
• Virginia defeated BYU in the 1987 All-American Bowl before the Cougars left the league.
• UVa’s last WAC opponent was Fresno State in the 2004 MPC Computers Bowl game, a 37-34 overtime loss.
• Virginia’s only connection to the state of Idaho is that loss to Fresno State was played in Boise.
• UVa defeated San Jose State, 52-14, at Scott Stadium in 1998 – the only time UVa has faced a WAC team in the regular season.
• Idaho’s trip to Charlottesville is the Vandals’ first-ever in the state of Virginia and the first against an active member of the ACC.
Red Zone Accuracy
• In its first four games of the 2011 season, Virginia is 16-of-16 with 10 touchdowns and six field goals in the red zone.
• Virginia is one of 13 programs in the country that is perfect from the red zone, however, only three teams in the country have more trips inside the red zone than the Cavaliers (Ball State, Northern Illinois and Stanford with 17).
• UVa finished the 2010 season ranked No. 80 in the nation in red zone statistics (39-of-49 for 79.6 percent).
Parks Ranked Seventh Among FBS Freshmen For Rushing
• Virginia redshirt freshman running back Kevin Parks is having an immediate impact on the Cavaliers’ offense. Parks has rushed for 282 (70.5 yards per game) yards in his first four college games which ranks 82nd in this week’s NCAA stats, seventh among all FBS freshmen and tied for tops in the ACC. His six rushing touchdowns are tied for the most of any FBS freshman running back and are just one shy of tying the Virginia freshman record.
• With three touchdowns against William & Mary in the season opener, 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, 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 six 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).
Jones and Rocco Approaching Milestones
• Perry Jones has 910 career rushing yards, needing 90 more yards to become the 40th Cavalier in program history to reach the 1,000-yard plateau for a career.
•Michael Rocco has 935 career passing yards, needing 65 more passing yards to become the 33rd Cavalier to reach the 1,000-yard plateau for a career.
Noting Jones As A Receiver
• Against Southern Miss, Jones set a new career-high with six receptions. Jones finished the 2010 season with 31 receptions for 224 yards. Four games into the 2011 season, he has 17 catches for 158 yards.
Parks and Randolph Among ACC Leaders in Scoring
• Kevin Parks (TDs) and Robert Randolph (kicking) both are among the ACC’s leaders in scoring for their respective categories – Parks averages 9.0 points per game (tied for first) and Randolph registers 9.8 points per game (second).
Milien’s Yards Per Touch
• Since Max Milien became a starter at fullback at the start of the 2010 season, he has amassed 202 total yards. He is averaging 10.63 yards per touch (19) over that span. For his career, Milien is averaging 9.39 yards per touch (23), while accumulating 216 total career yards.
UVa Tops In The ACC, Ninth In Nation In Tackles For Loss Per Game
• UVa is tops in the ACC and No. 9 in the nation with an average of 8.25 tackles for a loss per game.
• Will Hill leads all Cavaliers with 5.5 tackles for a loss and is the only Virginia player to register at least one tackle for loss in all four games.