Virginia Heads to Florida State on Saturday At 7:30 p.m.
Date : Nov. 19, 2011
Time : 7:30 p.m.
Venue : Doak Campbell Stadium
Capacity : 82,300
Playing Surface : Grass
Series vs. FSU : FSU leads, 14-2
In Tallahassee : FSU leads, 8-0
Last Meeting : 2010 (FSU 34, @UVa 14)
Television : ESPN2
Radio : Virginia Sports Radio Network (affiliates)
Satellite Radio : Sirius 94 | XM 193
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Rosters : Virginia | Florida State
Game Notes : Virginia | Florida State
Virginia Travels To Florida State Seeking Fourth-Straight Win
• Riding a three-game win streak, the Virginia football team travels to Florida State on Saturday (Nov. 19) for a nationally televised match-up with the Seminoles. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., and the game will be televised by ESPN2. The Seminoles are ranked No. 22 in the USA Today Coaches poll, No. 23 in the Associated Press poll and No. 25 in the BCS rankings.
Cavaliers, Seminoles battle for Jefferson-Eppes trophy
• The Jefferson-Eppes Trophy links Virginia and Florida State through the two schools through Virginia’s founding father and U.S. President Thomas Jefferson and his grandson Francis Eppes VII.
• Inaugurated in 1995 when Virginia handed the Seminoles their first ACC defeat, the trophy honors the connection between the two universities which predates the game of football.
• Thomas Jefferson, the former U.S. President and founder of the University of Virginia, was the grandfather of Francis Eppes VII. Eppes was the three-time mayor of Tallahassee and long-time president of the Board of Education of the Seminary West of the Suwannee – the institutional forerunner of Florida State University.
• The trophy is comprised of a silver pitcher set atop a wooden base crafted from the remains of UVa’s McGuffey Ash.
• Florida State has held the trophy for 11 of the 13 years it has been presented.
Virginia vs. Florida State
• Virginia and Florida State are meeting for the 17th time in the programs’ history, with FSU holding a 14-2 advantage in the series including an 8-0 mark in Tallahassee.
• Both of UVa’s wins in the series have come over top-five ranked FSU teams – a 33-28 win over then-No. 2 FSU in 1995 and a 26-21 victory over then-No. 4 FSU in 2005. Those wins represent the two highest-ranked foes UVa has ever defeated.
• Last season, Florida State led 27-0 at halftime at Scott Stadium and went on to win by a final score of 34-14.
1995 FSU-UVa Game featured 62 future NFLers including anthony poindexter
• Current Virginia special teams coordinator/safeties coach Anthony Poindexter was a central figure in one of the top UVa wins of all time, the 33-28 upset of then-No. 2 Florida State in 1995.
• Poindexter was in on the goal-line tackle of Warrick Dunn as time expired in the 1995 win over then-No. 2 Florida State. He combined with Adrian Burnim to make the stop.
• The Cavaliers handed FSU its first-ever loss in the ACC and snapped FSU’s 29-game conference winning streak.
• In all, a total of 62 players on the FSU and UVa rosters (30 from UVa) went on to play in the NFL, including 45 players who participated in the game (22 from UVa). No other ACC game has had more future NFL participants.
UVa is Bowl Eligible For First Time Since 2007
• With seven wins this season, Virginia is bowl eligible for the first time since 2007. UVa’s four ACC victories are its most since finishing 6-2 in league play in 2007.
• Virginia has won three road games in 2011, the most since winning four in 2007.
Virginia Rushing Game Continues To Produce
• Virginia is averaging 187.6 rushing yards per game. That number is the second-highest amount put up by the Cavaliers in the past 12 seasons. During that time only the 2004 team (242.8) had a higher rushing average than this current 2011 squad.
• Virginia rushed for 1,672 yards in 2010 through 12 games. Thus far through 10 games UVa has rushed for 1,876 yards, surpassing its 2010 total and representing the most team rushing yards since 2004 (2,914).
Noting Virginia during its three-game win streak
• During UVa’s current three-game winning streak, QB Michael Rocco has 724 yards passing with six TDs, versus one INT. He is completing 57.6 percent (49-of-85) of his passes and is averaging 241.3 yards per game during the streak.
• During the same three-game winning streak Perry Jones is averaging 139.7 all-purpose yards (419) per game.
• Opponents are averaging 67.7 rushing yards per game (203 yards) during UVa’s current three-game winning streak.
• Virginia has a 5-1 record over the past six games. During that stretch QB Michael Rocco has thrown for 1,118 yards and nine TDs, versus two INTs. His completion rate is 56.8 percent (84-of-148).