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North Carolina at Virginia

Oct. 25, 2014

Virginia Postgame Game Notes

Virginia Team Notes

· Virginia is now 54-61-4 all-time against North Carolina. The series is now tied in Charlottesville 24-24.

· Virginia is now 45-43-2 all-time on Homecomings, and 1-2 against North Carolina on Homecomings (winning in 1983 and losing in 2010 and 2014).

· Virginia’s 24 points in the first-half tied a season-high (Oct. 4 vs. Pittsburgh).

· Virginia has scored 20 or more points for the seventh time this season.

· This was the first time an opponent has trailed after three quarters but rallied to win against Virginia since Maryland in 2010.

· Virginia had over 400 yards of total offense for the fourth time this season and second game in a row.

· Virginia’s offense ran for over 150 yards for the fifth time this season, the first time since Oct. 4 against Pitt.

· Virginia’s defense allowed 374 yards of total offense, the second highest total of the season (422 against Richmond on Sept. 6).

Virginia Offensive Player Notes

· Virginia’s offense scored a touchdown on its opening drive for second time this season, the first since Sept. 20 at BYU.

· Greyson Lambert made his fifth start of the season, his first since Sept. 20 at BYU.

· Lambert had 221 passing yards in the first-half, more yards than he had previously recorded total in any game in his career.

· Lambert had career highs in pass attempts (40) and passing yards (261).

· Virginia’s offensive line allowed its sixth sack of the season.

· Kevin Parks rushed for his fourth touchdown of the season, this was his 29th career rushing touchdown (fourth all-time at UVa). He is now two touchdowns behind Tiki Barber (1993-1996) for third all-time.

· Parks passed Terry Kirby (1989-92) for sixth all-time with 33 career total touchdowns.

· Parks had 60 yards rushing in the first quarter, more yards than he had total in three games this season (UCLA, Richmond, and BYU).

· With four receptions, Parks now stands alone in fifth place among running backs at UVa with 93 career receptions.

· Parks moved past Wayne Morrison (1979-82) into tenth place on UVa’s all-time scoring list with 198 points.

· Parks recorded his 11th career 100-yard rushing game (fourth all-time at UVa).

· Parks extended his reception streak to 19 games.

· WR Miles Gooch completed his second pass attempt of the season, a 23-yarder to Greyson Lambert. It was Lambert’s first career reception.

· With three receptions Darius Jennings moved to seventh place all-time at UVa with 123 career receptions.

· Jennings moved to 11th all-time at UVa with 1,570 career receiving yards.

· Taquan Mizzell extended his reception streak to 17 games.

· Canaan Severin extended his reception streak to eight games and recorded his third receiving touchdown of the season.

· Miles Gooch extended his reception streak to six games.

· Khalek Shepherd extended his reception streak to five games.

Virginia Defensive Player Notes

· Virginia’s defense forced a 3-and-out on the first drive of the game for the fourth time this season, the first since Oct. 4 vs. Pittsburgh.

· Virginia’s defense forced a punt on the opening drive of both halves for the second time this season, the first since Sept. 27 vs. Kent State.

· Virginia’s 21 points allowed in the first-half tied a season-high (Aug. 30 vs. UCLA)

· Virginia’s defense allowed a 52-yard touchdown run by QB Marquise Williams, the longest run of the season allowed by UVa.

· Virginia’s defense allowed a 63-yard touchdown pass from Williams to WR Mack Hollins, the longest pass of the season allowed by UVa.

· David Dean recorded his first sack of the season.

· Quin Blanding recorded his second interception of the season.

North Carolina Postgame Game Notes

• Carolina has won consecutive games after starting the season 2-4. The Tar Heels have beaten the Cavaliers five consecutive times, including three straight in Charlottesville.

• The Tar Heels lead the series, 62-53-4. This is UNC’s longest winning streak against the Cavaliers since the Tar Heels won nine straight from 1974-82.

• Larry Fedora is now 5-0 against Virginia as a head coach (2-0 at Southern Miss and 3-0 as UNC’s head coach).

• Carolina has won three in a row in Charlottesville for the first time since winning in 1975, 1977, 1979 and 1981.

• This is just the second time in series history that Carolina defeated Virginia by a single point. The only other one-point win by the Tar Heels came in 1927, a 14-13 UNC victory in the first game ever played in Kenan Stadium.

• Marquise Williams’ 52-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the longest rush of his career. It was the 14th rushing touchdown of his career, which is a school record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. The previous record was 13 by Ronald Curry (1998-2001).

• Williams is now sixth in UNC history in total offense with 5,079 yards. He moved past legendary Charlie Justice today and is 419 yards shy of passing Jason Stanicek for fifth place. The only Tar Heels with 5,000 career total offense yards are Darien Durant (9,630), T.J. Yates (9,044), Bryn Renner (8,128), Ronald Curry (6,236), Stanicek (5,497) and Williams.

• Williams had 308 total offense yards today and has 2,532 for the season. He is tied with T.J. Yates (2,532 in 2007) for the sixth-most total offense yards in UNC single-season history.

• Williams passed for 259 yards today and has thrown for 3,860 yards in his career, the seventh most in school history. He moved past Chris Keldorf (3,795) and Matt Kupec (3,840) today.

• Williams threw a pair of touchdown passes, both to Mack Hollins. Williams has 17 scoring passes this year and 33 in his career. He is tied for fifth place in school history with Matt Kupec.

• Williams led the Tar Heels in rushing with 49 yards. This is the fourth time this year and the third time in the last four games that Williams has led UNC in rushing. He has led UNC on the ground against San Diegio State (63 yards), Virginia Tech (94), Notre Dame (132) and Virginia (49). He leads the Tar Heels for the season with 497 rushing yards. He came into the game as one of six players nationally to lead their teams in both passing and rushing yards.

• Wide receiver Mack Hollins had a 57-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter and a 63-yard scoring catch in the second quarter. He leads the team with seven touchdown catches. Hollins has three of the six longest pass receptions by a Tar Heel this season. He caught a school-record 91-yarder against San Diego State.

• Hollins’ had a career-high 120 yards receiving – all coming in the first half. His previous high was 110 yards against San Diego State. Hollins also recovered an onside kick by Nick Weiler with under four minutes to play, moments after UNC had taken its first lead of the game at 28-27.

• Quarterback Mitch Trubisky came off the bench after Williams had his helmet ripped off on a sack and completed his only pass of the day for a 16-yard score to T.J. Thorpe. That gave UNC a 28-27 lead with 4:05 to play in the fourth quarter.

• The touchdown pass was Trubisky’s only play in the game and was his first completion since the Virginia Tech game and his first touchdown pass since the East Carolina game. It was his third TD pass of the season.

• T.J. Thorpe caught the game-winning touchdown pass, his third of the season and his first since Clemson.

• Carolina has picked off at least one pass in seven of eight games this season. Today, cornerback Des Lawrence and defensive tackle Nazair Jones recorded the first interceptions of their careers. Lawrence made his first career interception in the third quarter at the UNC 2-yard line on 3rd-and-goal from the 10. Jones picked off a pass in the fourth quarter and rumbled 20 yards to the Virginia 38-yard line.

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