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Syracuse at Virginia
Oct. 17, 2015


Virginia Game Notes

Team Notes
• Virginia is now 3-2 all-time vs. Syracuse.
• The Cavaliers are 2-1 all-time vs. Syracuse in Charlottesville.
• Virginia played its first overtime game since 2011 (Idaho).
• Virginia played its first triple overtime game in school history.
• The Cavaliers are 4-5 all-time in overtime games and have won four of their last five.
• Virginia’s 44 points were most by the Cavaliers in nine all-time overtime games.
• The Cavaliers’ comeback win was their first when trailing after three quarters since rallying to defeat Miami in 2012.
• Virginia’s 19-play scoring drive to send the game to overtime is tied for the second-longest scoring drive by plays in school history.
• The 19-play scoring drive is Virginia’s longest by plays this season.
• Virginia held its opponent scoreless in the first quarter for the first time this season.
• Virginia head coach Mike London is 2-0 in overtime games at Virginia.
• Virginia’s 44 points were the most the Cavaliers have scored since tallying 45 vs. Kent State last season.
• OT Jack English made his first collegiate start at LT against the Orange.
• WR Umar Muhammad-Wyatt made his collegiate debut on special teams.

Player Notes
• QB Matt Johns went 24-of-37 for 234 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
• Johns has at least one touchdown pass in all six games this season.
• Johns has at least one touchdown pass in each of his nine career starts.
• RB Taquan Mizzell had a career-high 10 receptions for 69 yards, extending his reception streak to a team-leading 27 games.
• Mizzell (103 career receptions) became the 19th Cavalier to reach 100 career receptions.
• Mizzell reached 100 career receptions in 28 career games, which ranks tied for third fastest among Cavaliers to accomplish the feat.
• Mizzell’s 11-yard touchdown run in regulation and 13-yarder in overtime marked his first career multi-TD game.
• TE Charlie Hopkins tallied his first career touchdown, a 2-yard TD reception from Johns in the fourth quarter.
• WR Canaan Severin (four receptions, 70 yards) tallied his third touchdown reception this season, a 36-yarder from Johns in the first overtime.
• Severin extended his reception streak to 18 games.
• SS Wilfred Wahee’s scored his first career touchdown on 32-yard fumble return touchdown in the second quarter.
• Wahee’s touchdown marked the second straight week Virginia has returned a fumble for a touchdown.
• DE Mike Moore forced the fumble on both of Virginia’s fumble returns that went for touchdowns this season.
• DE Kwontie Moore had his first career forced fumble and second career fumble recovery.
• Kwontie Moore had a career-high two tackles for loss.
• DT David Dean had a career-high nine tackles.
• CB Kelvin Rainey matched a career high with eight tackles.
• FS Quin Blanding led Virginia with 12 tackles.

Syracuse Postgame Game Notes

Team Notes
– For the second time in 2015 and 16th time in program history, Syracuse played in a contest that went into overtime. The Orange owns a 9-7 overall record in overtime all-time.
– For only the third time in program history, Syracuse played a contest that went into three overtime periods. SU owns a 2-1 overall record in triple overtime contests. – For the second straight game, Syracuse held an opponent scoreless in the first quarter. – Sophomore safety Antwan Cordy’s fumble return for a touchdown was the third defensive touchdown for the Orange this season, and first fumble returned for a touchdown on the year. Syracuse has recorded seven defensive touchdowns in the last 17 contests.

Individual Notes
– Freshman quarterback Eric Dungey’s 85 rushing yards were a career-high.
– The forced fumble which sophomore safety Antwan Cordy returned for a touchdown was the first-career forced fumble for senior defensive end Donnie Simmons. – Sophomore safety Antwan Cordy’s touchdown was the first of his career, and second-career fumble recovery. – Senior punter Riley Dixon has successfully converted a fake field goal or punt for a first down in three-consecutive games. – Freshman defensive end Qaadir Sheppard’s interception was the first of his career. – Sophomore corner back Corey Winfield recorded his first sack of his career.
– For the fourth straight game, junior hybrid back Ben Lewis recorded multiple receptions. Lewis finished with three receptions for 40 yards.
– Sophomore linebacker Parris Bennett tallied a team-best 13 tackles at Virginia, setting a career-high.
– Sophomore hybrid back Ervin Philips hauled in a 7-yard touchdown reception from Dungey in overtime. It marked his third touchdown reception of his collegiate career, all of which have come this season.
– Freshman running back Jordan Fredericks registered a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. It marked his fourth touchdown of his collegiate career.

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