Postgame Notes - Syracuse at Virginia
Oct. 17, 2015
Syracuse at Virginia
Oct. 17, 2015
Virginia Game Notes
Â• Virginia is now 3-2 all-time vs. Syracuse.
Â• The Cavaliers are 2-1 all-time vs. Syracuse in Charlottesville.
Â• Virginia played its first overtime game since 2011 (Idaho).
Â• Virginia played its first triple overtime game in school history.
Â• The Cavaliers are 4-5 all-time in overtime games and have won four of their last five.
Â• Virginia’s 44 points were most by the Cavaliers in nine all-time overtime games.
Â• The Cavaliers’ comeback win was their first when trailing after three quarters since rallying to defeat Miami in 2012.
Â• 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.
Â• The 19-play scoring drive is Virginia’s longest by plays this season.
Â• Virginia held its opponent scoreless in the first quarter for the first time this season.
Â• Virginia head coach Mike London is 2-0 in overtime games at Virginia.
Â• Virginia’s 44 points were the most the Cavaliers have scored since tallying 45 vs. Kent State last season.
Â• OT Jack English made his first collegiate start at LT against the Orange.
Â• WR Umar Muhammad-Wyatt made his collegiate debut on special teams.
Â• QB Matt Johns went 24-of-37 for 234 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Â• Johns has at least one touchdown pass in all six games this season.
Â• Johns has at least one touchdown pass in each of his nine career starts.
Â• RB Taquan Mizzell had a career-high 10 receptions for 69 yards, extending his reception streak to a team-leading 27 games.
Â• Mizzell (103 career receptions) became the 19th Cavalier to reach 100 career receptions.
Â• Mizzell reached 100 career receptions in 28 career games, which ranks tied for third fastest among Cavaliers to accomplish the feat.
Â• Mizzell’s 11-yard touchdown run in regulation and 13-yarder in overtime marked his first career multi-TD game.
Â• TE Charlie Hopkins tallied his first career touchdown, a 2-yard TD reception from Johns in the fourth quarter.
Â• WR Canaan Severin (four receptions, 70 yards) tallied his third touchdown reception this season, a 36-yarder from Johns in the first overtime.
Â• Severin extended his reception streak to 18 games.
Â• SS Wilfred Wahee’s scored his first career touchdown on 32-yard fumble return touchdown in the second quarter.
Â• Wahee’s touchdown marked the second straight week Virginia has returned a fumble for a touchdown.
Â• DE Mike Moore forced the fumble on both of Virginia’s fumble returns that went for touchdowns this season.
Â• DE Kwontie Moore had his first career forced fumble and second career fumble recovery.
Â• Kwontie Moore had a career-high two tackles for loss.
Â• DT David Dean had a career-high nine tackles.
Â• CB Kelvin Rainey matched a career high with eight tackles.
Â• FS Quin Blanding led Virginia with 12 tackles.
Syracuse Postgame Game 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.
– 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.