Postgame Notes - Virginia vs. Miami
Nov. 22, 2014
Miami at Virginia
Nov. 22, 2014
Virginia Postgame Game Notes
Virginia Team Notes
â€¢ Tonight was UVa’s first-ever Saturday night home game in the month of November. UVa improved to 2-1 all-time in November home night games.
â€¢ Virginia led at halftime for the sixth time this season, but the first time since Oct. 10 against North Carolina.
â€¢ Virginia improved to 6-6 all-time against Miami, winning four of the past five meetings.
â€¢ Virginia improved to 27-29 all-time in games following a bye week.
â€¢ Virginia allowed a blocked punt return for a touchdown for the first time since 2011 against Idaho.
â€¢ UVa limited Miami to 64 yards rushing, its lowest total of the season.
Virginia Offensive Player Notes
â€¢ Virginia’s offense was shut out in the first quarter for the third time this season, the first time since Oct. 18 at Duke.
â€¢ Greyson Lambert completed 72.7 percent of his passes in the first half compared to his season average of 59.8 percent. Lambert threw 22 passes in the first half, compared to three in the second half.
â€¢ Taquan Mizzell extended his reception streak to 20 games.
â€¢ Canaan Severin extended his reception streak to 11 games and recorded his fifth touchdown of the season.
â€¢ TE Zachary Swanson extended his reception streak to six games.
â€¢ Darius Jennings recorded his first career rushing touchdown on a one-yard run in the third quarter.
â€¢ Ian Frye made his 20th field goal of the season, tied for fourth all-time for UVa kickers in a season.
â€¢ Doni Dowling recorded his first career start at wide receiver.
â€¢ Khalek Shepherd recorded career highs in receptions (5), rush attempts (22), and rushing yards (95). He also had a season-long rush of 28 yards in the third quarter.
Virginia Defensive Player Notes
â€¢ Virginia’s defense forced a turnover on its opponent’s opening possession for the first time this season.
â€¢ Virginia’s defense held Miami RB Duke Johnson to a season-low 88 rushing yards, well shy of his season average of 134.3 yards. This broke his six-game streak of rushing for at least 100 yards. His previous season low was 90 against Louisville and Arkansas State.
â€¢ OLB Daquan Romero’s field goal block was the team’s first since Matt Conrath’s against Duke in 2011.
â€¢ CB Maurice Canady recorded his first forced fumble of the season and the third of his career. Canady returned the block for 65 yards.
â€¢ The return is UVa’s longest returned blocked field goal in program history.
â€¢ CB Tim Harris recorded his first career fumble recovery.
â€¢ DE Kwonti Moore recorded his second sack of the season and first forced fumble of the season, the second of his career.
â€¢ OLB Max Valles recorded a career-high three sacks, bringing his season total to 8.0.
â€¢ Quin Blanding recorded his third interception of the season, tied for the team lead with Maurice Canady.