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Oct. 28, 2013

Virginia vs. Clemson
Date/Time Sat., Nov. 2, 2013 | 3:30 p.m.
Location Charlottesville, Va. | Scott Stadium (61,500)
Television ESPN
Radio Virginia Sports Radio Network | Satellite Radio — Sirius 108 | XM 192
Multimedia Gametracker | WatchESPN
Twitter @UVa_Football | @CoachMikeLondon | @VirginiaSports
Game Notes Virginia | Clemson | ACC | UVa Depth Chart
Additional Information Tickets | Facebook | 2013 Fact Book | 2013 Season Stats
Coach London’s Weekly Press Conference Transcript

Virginia Welcomes Clemson to Scott Stadium for the First Time Since 2008
• Virginia is facing Clemson for the first time since 2009 and hosting the Tigers in Charlottesville for the first time since 2008, a game UVa dropped, 13-3. The Cavaliers conclude a three-game homestand with Saturday’s contest and won’t return to Scott Stadium until the season finale against Virginia Tech on Nov. 30.

Virginia vs. Clemson
• Overall, the series has been one-sided, with Clemson holding a 37-8-1 edge.
• UVa has won three of the last six games though, including two of three at Scott Stadium.
• Clemson holds a 16-5 all-time advantage against UVa at Scott Stadium.
• The Tigers won the first 29 games in the series before UVa won in 1990. Since then, Virginia is 8-8-1 vs. Clemson.

Stop The Clemson Ground Game
• Virginia’s ability to contain the Clemson running game has been an important factor in its eight wins over the Tigers.
• Since 1990 Virginia has won eight of 12 games when holding Clemson under 200 yards on the ground.
• The 2008 meeting was an aberration – Clemson won despite only rushing for 56 yards in a 13-3 contest at UVa.
• UVa held C.J. Spiller to 18 yards rushing and a season-low 1.3 yards per carry in that 2008 meeting.
• Virginia is 8-10 all-time against Clemson when the Tigers fail to rush for at least 200 yards, but six of the losses occurred prior to 1978 in the midst of UVa’s 29- game losing streak to Clemson.

• A quick glance at Clemson’s rushing averages versus UVa:

When UVa Wins When Clemson Wins
Rushes 39.4 56.4
Avg. per carry 3.2 4.6
Yards per game 129.8 258.8
TDs 0.8 2.4

It’s Been Great Seeing You
• Because of the ACC’s unbalanced schedule, Virginia and Clemson will not play again until 2020 in Clemson, S.C.
• UVa has not hosted Clemson since 2008 and after Saturday, the Tigers won’t come to Charlottesville again until sometime after the 2024 season.
• Earlier this year the ACC announced a 12-year schedule for its rotating division crossover conference opponents through the 2024 season.
• Virginia and Clemson played every season from 1977-2004, but have only played twice since (2008 & 2009).
• In 2024 when the already announced ACC rotating crossover conference opponent schedule is complete, UVa and Clemson will have met four times in the 20 seasons between 2005-2024.
Last Meeting: 2009 (CU 34, UVa 21)
• Clemson scored 10 unanswered points in the third quarter to seal the 34-21 victory in 2009 at Memorial Stadium, the last meeting between these two programs.
• Clemson snapped a 14-14 tie with a 21-yard field goal by Richard Jackson with 4:28 left in the first half.
• Jacoby Ford then caught a 24-yard pass from Kyle Parker with 1:52 left in the half to give Clemson a 24-14 advantage.
• UVa entered halftime on a high note when Mikell Simpson scored on a 23-yard touchdown pass from Jameel Sewell as time expired in the first half, cutting the Cavaliers deficit to three points, 24-21.
• An Andrew Ellington five-yard touchdown run and another Jackson field goal in the third quarter iced the game for the Tigers.
• Sewell was 11-of-17 passing for 160 yards and a touchdown for UVa. Sewell also rushed for a touchdown. Parker was 19-of-26 passing for 234 yards with two touchdowns.

UVa vs. Ranked Clemson Teams
• UVa is 2-12-1 all-time against ranked Clemson teams, including 1-6 at Scott Stadium.
• The lone UVa win against a ranked Tiger team at Scott Stadium came in Virginia’s first win over Clemson in program history in 1990. The then-No. 14 Cavaliers beat the then-No. 9 Tigers, 20-7.

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