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Virginia at Maryland

Nov. 5, 2011

Virginia Game Notes

Team Notes

  • With its sixth win of the season, Virginia is bowl eligible for the first time since 2007.
  • Virginia last became bowl eligible in 2007, also against current Maryland head coach Randy Edsall when he was the head coach at Connecticut.
  • With the win, UVa snapped a 13-game losing streak in the month of November. UVa’s previous November triumph was a 48-0 victory at Miami in 2007.
  • Virginia has won three road games in 2011, the most since winning four in 2007.
  • Virginia is now 13-20-2 at Maryland, including winning three in a row at Byrd Stadium.
  • UVa’s three-game winning streak at Byrd Stadium stands as UVa’s second-best in program history.
  • Virginia rushed for 220 yards against Maryland, giving the Cavaliers a 23-8 all-time record over the Terps when rushing for at least 150 yards.
  • Virginia held Maryland to 353 yards of total offense. It was the 18th time since 1988 that UVa held the Terps below 380 yards of total offense. UVa is 16-2 in those games.
  • Virginia racked up 527 yards of total offense, the highest game total of the season and the most since UVa torched Duke for 643 yards in 2010.
  • Maryland’s first quarter field goal makes the Terps only the second team in nine games this season to score against UVa in the first frame. The Cavaliers have given up a total of 10 points in the first quarter this season, which is now tied with Stanford for fewest in the nation. The Cardinal play later today.
  • Virginia’s 13-play 94-yard drive was the longest drive (yardage) since going 97-yards for a TD against William & Mary in week one.

    Player Notes

  • Perry Jones’ 47-yard TD run on the game’s first play from scrimmage was a career long run.
  • Jones’ rushed for 139 yards, giving him his third career 100-yard rushing game (third in 2011).
  • Kahlek Shepherd’s 48-yard kickoff return to start the game matched a career long set against NC State this season.
  • With 112 receiving yards, Kris Burd passed Patrick Jeffers (1,785) for No. 6 all-time at UVa in career receiving yards. Burd currently has 1,886 career yards, trailing No. 5 Germane Crowell (2,142).
  • With nine receptions, Burd passed Alvin Pearman (138) for No. 3 all-time at UVa in career receptions. He now has 142 career receptions, needing three to pass No. 2 Heath Miller (144).
  • It was the seventh 100-yard game of Burd’s career (tied for fourth on the all-time UVa list of 100-yard games).
  • Michael Rocco passed for a career-high 307 yards against Maryland. It was his fourth time in his career (and season) that he has reached the 200-yard plateau in passing yards. It is the first time he has done so in back-to-back games after tossing 226 at Miami (Oct. 27).
  • Rodney McLeod’s third quarter INT was the fourth of his career and the second of the season. UVa now has forced a turnover is all nine games of 2011.
  • McLeod added two more INTs to give him six for his career and a team-best four for the season.
  • McLeod becomes the first Cavalier to intercept three passes in a game since Anthony Poindexter against NC State in 1996.
  • Robert Randolph scored seven points against Maryland, giving the senior kicker 210 for his career and placing him in a three-way tie for No. 6 all-time in UVa program history. He shares the spot with Frank Quayle (1966-68) and Tiki Barber (1993-96).
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