UVa Postgame Notes
• With the victory Virginia improves to 4-2 overall, 1-1 in the ACC, 3-1 at home and 17-16-1 all-time vs. Georgia Tech.
• The win over No. 12 Georgia Tech marks the highest ranked opponent UVa has defeated since the Cavaliers topped then-No. 4 Florida State, 26-21, six years ago today on Oct. 15, 2005.
• UVa defeated a ranked opponent for the first time since a 24-19 win over then-No. 22 Miami on Oct. 30, 2010
• UVa rushed for a season-high 274 yards; the Cavaliers rushed for 240 yards in their season opener vs. William and Mary. It marked the most rushing yards against Georgia Tech this year, topping Maryland’s 246-yard rushing day.
• UVa’s 272 yards were the team’s most since a 348-yard rushing day vs. Duke on Oct. 23, 2004.
• Virginia’s defense held Georgia Tech to a season-low 296 yards. The Yellow Jackets’ previous low was 386 last week against Maryland.
• Georgia Tech came into the game with 45 plays of 20 yards or more; GT had just five today (UVa had four plays of 20+ yards).
• Virginia held Georgia Tech scoreless in the first quarter for the first time this season. UVa is outscoring its opponents 47-7 in the first quarter this year.
• UVa held Georgia Tech to 272 rushing yards, matching the Yellow Jackets’ season low, set last week against Maryland.
• UVa allowed just 24 yards passing, the fewest surrendered by the Cavaliers since they gave up 17 on Nov. 17, 1979, at home against North Carolina.
• UVa scored on its opening drive for the third time this season. The Cavaliers scored a touchdown on their opening drive against Southern Miss and a field goal in their initial drive against William and Mary.
• Virginia won the time of possession battle for the sixth straight time this year.
• TB Perry Jones rushed for a career-high 149 yards on 18 carries. His previous best was 110 in the Cavaliers’ last game on Oct. 1 against Idaho. Jones recorded his second career and consecutive 100-yard rushing game.
• Jones’ 149-yard day was the best by a UVa player since Cedric Peerman rushed for 173 yards against East Carolina on Oct. 11, 2008.
• Jones’s 149 yards rushing marked the most allowed to an opposing back by Georgia Tech this year. NC State’s James Washington rushed for 131 yards earlier this year.
• With his first-quarter rushing touchdown, Kevin Parks matched the freshman school record for rushing touchdowns in a season. He ties Howard Petty (1983) and Marcus Wilson (1987).
• Parks racked up a career-best 17 carries. His previous high was 16 against William and Mary. He also rushed for 86 yards, his second most of the year (114 vs. W&M).
• WR Tim Smith recorded his second career touchdown reception and his first since catching a touchdown pass from Jameel Sewell at Southern Miss in 2009.
• Conrath picked up his second blocked kick of the year with his block of a field-goal attempt in the first quarter (Indiana). He now has blocked four kicks in his career.
• Conrath also set a career high with his 10-tackle effort. His previous high was eight against TCU in 2009.
• Freshman TB Clifton Richardson notched his longest career run on his 22-yard touchdown scamper. His previous long was 20 against Indiana.
• CB Chase Minnifield’s interception in the second quarter was the 12th of his career. Minnifield moved into a sixth-place tie on the all-time UVa list with Bryan Shumock (1977-80), Joe Crocker (1992-95) and Anthony Poindexter (1995-98). He needs two interceptions to move to into a fifth-place tie with Kevin Cook (1986-89).
• With seven tackles today Jake Snyder more than doubled his previous career best in tackles. He had three tackles against North Carolina in 2010 and William and Mary in 2011.
• Nick Jenkins tied his career high with seven tackles today. He set the mark in 2009 at Southern Miss and 2010 against Eastern Michigan.
• Freshman DB Demetrious Nicholson picked up his second career interception at the end of the first half.
• Some Virginia players wore pink wristbands today in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.