Postgame Notes - Virginia vs. No. 7 UCLA
Aug. 30, 2014
UCLA at Virginia
Aug. 30, 2014
Virginia and UCLA Postgame Game Notes
Virginia Team Notes
Â• First-Time Starters: Offense: Ryan Doull (LG), Greyson Lambert (QB), Michael Mooney (LT), Canaan Severin (WR); Defense: (FS)
Â• Six Cavaliers made their collegiate debuts: Quin Blanding**, Doni Dowling**, Micah Kiser, Andre Levrone, Tyler Shirley and Wilfred Wahee – ** – denotes true freshman
Â• Virginia is now 80-36-9 all-time in season-opening games, including a 74-20-7 home-season opening mark in Charlottesville
Â• Mike London is now 6-1 in season-opening games as a head coach, including a 4-1 mark at UVa
Â• The Cavaliers trailed at the half for the sixth straight game dating back to last season
Â• In UVa game records dating back to the 1930 season, UCLA’s three defensive touchdowns was a first for a Virginia opponent.
Â• Virginia allowed a pair of interception touchdowns in the same game for the first time since 2006 (Pittsburgh, Darrelle Revis and Clint Session)
Â• The Cavaliers didn’t allow a quarterback sack for the first time since game six of last season (Oct. 12 at Maryland)
Â• Virginia is 0-1 all-time vs. UCLA and 0-5 vs. Pac-12 opponents
Virginia Player Notes
Â• Grayson Lambert made his first collegiate start and established career highs in completions (16), attempts (23) and interceptions (2)
Â• Today marked the first time Matt Johns threw the ball in college. He was the holder in 2013 as a redshirt freshman and previously took snaps under center on rushing plays.
Â• Johns finished the game going 13-for-22 for 154 yards, including a pair of touchdown passes (29 yards to Andre Levrone and 23 yards to Darius Jennings)
Â• Kevin Parks led UVa with 55 rushing yards on 17 attempts
Â• Parks extended his reception streak to 12 games
Â• Taquan Mizzell had a career-best six receptions, extending his reception streak to 10 games, and a career-high 10 carries
Â• Canaan Severin had career highs in receptions (5), receiving yards (55) and long reception (32 yards)
Â• Andre Levrone had three receptions for 75 yards and a 29-yard touchdown reception in his collegiate debut
Â• Darius Jennings extended his reception streak to six games with his 23-yard touchdown catch (10th career) in the third quarter
Â• Jennings moved into 12th all-time at Virginia with 109 career receptions
Â• Doni Dowling had five receptions for 55 yards in his collegiate debut
Â• Kyle Dockins extended his reception streak to three games
Â• Henry Coley led Virginia with career-tying 14 tackles, career-high two sacks and second career forced fumble
Â• Quin Blanding had nine tackles in his collegiate debut
Â• Anthony Harris added 10 tackles
Â• Daquan Romero had a career-high three tackles for loss and had his second career forced fumble (3rd quarter) and second career fumble recovery (4th quarter)
Â• Max Valles tied a career best with six tackles and had two sacks
Â• David Dean recorded his second career pass breakup during UCLA’s first drive of the game
Â• Kicker Ian Frye went 2-of-2 on field goals and 2-of-2 on PATs in his first action since Sept. 28, 2013 (at Pittsburgh)
UCLA Postgame Notes
Â• UCLA last scored three defensive touchdowns in a game in 1986 at Oregon State. Eric Smith fumble return. Craig Rutledge interception return. Alan Dial interception return. Game was played in Portland, Ore.
Â• Brett Hundley has now thrown for or run for a touchdown in each of his 28 career games
Â• UCLA is 24-5 in last 29 games its has won the turnover battle
Â• Hundley moved up to No.3 on the all-time school passing yards list . He entered the game with 6,811 passing yards. No. 3 was Cory Paus, 6,877. No. 2 is Drew Olson, 2002-05 at 8,532 yards.
Â• UCLA first starts — OL Malcolm Bunche, OL Najee Toran, WR Eldridge Massington, LB Deon Hollins, DB Tahaan Goodman, P Matt Mengel, FB Nate Iese
Â• UCLA first action — OL Malcolm Bunche, OL Najee Toran, WR Eldridge Massington, P Matt Mengel, DL Matt Dickerson, WR Mossi Johnson, P Matt Mengel, DL Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, DL Zach Vinci, LB Kenny Young, LB Zach Whitley, DB Jaleel Waddod
Â• Eric Kendricks entered the game in eighth place (tie) on the all-time school list for tackles (332) … No. 7 is Ken Norton, 1984-87 339; No. 6 is James Washington, 1984-87 347, No. 5 is Eric Turner 1987-90 369
Â• Jordan Payton caught a career-high eight passes in today’sgame. His previous best was five in games last season at USC and at Stanford.
Â• UCLA now 16-3 under coach Mora when it scores first in a game and 18-0 when it leads at the half.