Virginia Postgame Notes vs. NC State
NC State at Virginia
Oct. 22, 2011
Virginia Game Notes
• Virginia’s record went to 4-3 overall, 1-2 in the ACC, 3-2 at home and 21-34-1 all-time vs. NC State.
• The Cavaliers blocked a field goal attempt for the second-consecutive game and third time this season. CB Chase Minnifield blocked the Wolfpack’s 41-yard attempt in the first quarter. DT Matt Conrath had blocked field goals at Indiana (Sept. 10) and against Georgia Tech (Oct. 15).
• Virginia finished with 249 yards of total offense, just the second time in Mike London’s tenure as head coach that the Cavaliers failed to amass 300 yards of total offense (the other game was the 2010 season finale at Virginia Tech, 291 yards).
• TB Clifton Richardson’s 6-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter was the first reception of his career. He became the 13th different Cavalier to make a catch in 2011.
• WR Kris Burd made three catches for 44 yards. With three receptions, he moved into fourth place on UVa’s all-time receptions list with 130. He passed John Ford (1984, 1986-88), who had 128 career receptions. No. 3 on the list is Alvin Pearman (2001-04) with 138 catches.
• Burd also moved into seventh place on the all-time UVa receiving list. With 44 yards vs. NC State, he now has 1,724 for his career and passed Heath Miller (2002-04), who finished his career with 1,703 yards. No. 6 on the list is Patrick Jeffers (1992-95) with 1,785 yards.
• QB David Watford’s 60-yard touchdown pass to WR Tim Smith in the third quarter was the longest pass of the true freshman’s career and the Cavaliers’ longest play of the season.
• Watford finished 4-for-16 for 89 yards. With 346 passing yards this year, Watford moved into third place on the list of passing yards by a UVa true freshman. The leader is Scott Gardner (640 yards in 1972). Watford’s 71 attempts this season rank second behind Gardner’s 115 in ’72.
• TB Khalek Shepherd’s 48-yard kick-off return on the opening play of the game was the Cavaliers’ longest return of the 2011 season and the longest of Shepherd’s career.
• PK Robert Randolph attempted a 52-yard field goal in the second quarter, the longest attempt of his career. The attempt was wide left. Randolph is now 11-of-16 attempts in 2011 and 41-of-53 for his career.
• SS Rodney McLeod had his first interception of 2011 in the third quarter. It was the third pick of McLeod’s career.
• FS Corey Mosley’s interception in the fourth quarter was his first of the season and the fourth of his career.
• DT Matt Conrath set a new career-high with 10 tackles (4 solo and six assisted). His previous career high was nine last week vs. Georgia Tech.
• DE Bill Schautz set a new career-high with six tackles (two solo and four assisted). His previous career high was four against Idaho on Oct. 1.
• Virginia student-athletes donned pink wristbands, socks, shoelaces, helmet shields and gloves and Virginia coaches wore pink undershirts in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
• As part of the ACC’s Sportsmanship Awareness Week, student-athletes from Virginia and NC State shook hands prior to the contest after the coin toss.