Postgame Notes - Georgia Tech at Virginia
Oct. 31, 2015
Georgia Tech at Virginia
Oct. 31, 2015
Virginia Game Notes
â€¢ Virginia snapped a three-game losing streak vs. Georgia Tech.
â€¢ UVA is now 18-19-1 all-time vs. Georgia Tech.
â€¢ The Cavaliers are 11-4-1 all-time vs. Georgia Tech in Charlottesville.
â€¢ Virginia out-rushed Georgia Tech, 233-144, for the first time since out-rushing the Yellow Jackets 274-272 in a 24-21 win in 2011.
â€¢ Virginia rushed for a season-high 233 yards. It’s the most rushing yards by UVA since a 254-yard rushing performance on Sept. 27, 2014, against Kent State.
â€¢ Virginia had a season-high 10 points off turnovers.
â€¢ The Cavaliers are 10-3 vs. Georgia Tech since 1982 when committing fewer turnovers.
â€¢ Virginia has caused at least one Georgia Tech turnover in every meeting in the series since 2001 (15 games, 27 total turnovers).
â€¢ The Cavaliers led after three quarters (20-14) for the first time since leading William & Mary (35-20) in game three on Sept. 19.
â€¢ RB Daniel Hamm made his first career start
â€¢ QB Matt Johns went 17-of-28 for 175 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
â€¢ Johns has thrown at least one touchdown pass in each of his 11 career starts.
â€¢ PK Ian Frye was 2-of-2 on field goals, giving the senior 38 career field goals. The 38 career field goals moves Frye passed Kenny Stadlin (1983-85), who had 37 at No. 5 and ties him with Wayne Morrison (1979-82) at No. 4 in the UVA record books.
â€¢ RB Taquan Mizzell extended his reception streak to a team-leading 29 games.
â€¢ Mizzell led UVA with 75 yards rushing and added five receptions for 33 yards.
â€¢ RB Daniel Hamm scored his first touchdown of the season.
â€¢ RB Albert Reid’s 24-yard rushing touchdown marked his fifth rushing TD of the season and his second.
â€¢ After not catching a pass since the Boise State game (Sept. 25), TE Evan Butts had career bests in receptions (4) and yards (48).
â€¢ WR Canaan Severin tallied a 30-yard touchdown reception, his team-leading fourth receiving TD this season.
â€¢ Severin extended his reception streak to 20 games.
â€¢ FS Quin Blanding tied a career high with 15 tackles. Blanding also had 15 tackles against Pitt last season.
â€¢ In his two career games against Georgia Tech, Blanding has made 28 tackles.
â€¢ WR T.J. Thorpe had his first rush (6 yards) as a Cavalier.
â€¢ Thorpe extended his reception streak to five games.
â€¢ DE Trent Corney had his second career forced fumble.
â€¢ LB Micah Kiser had his second career forced fumble.
â€¢ SS Wilfred Wahee had his second career fumble recovery and returned it 14 yards in the first quarter.
â€¢ SS Kelvin Rainey had his second career fumble recovery.
Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
â€¢ Georgia Tech threw for a season-best 251 yards – its highest single-game passing total since throwing for 282 yards in the 2014 season opener vs. Wofford.
â€¢ Including today’s interception by Rod Rook-Chungong, seven different Yellow Jackets share the team’s eight interceptions.
â€¢ Redshirt junior QB Justin Thomas threw for a season-high 251 yards, his second-highest single-game passing total since Wofford in 2014 (282).
â€¢ Thomas has now thrown a touchdown in eight of nine games this season and 16 of his last 17 games.
â€¢ Redshirt frehman AB Clinton Lynch, who finished with three carries for 63 yards and a 49-yard touchdown run, has gained 182 yards on 14 carries over his last three games. His previous six produced 17 carries, 130 yards and a TD.
â€¢ Lynch also caught his second and third career TD passes, finishing with with career bests for receptions (3) and yards (69).
â€¢ Redshirt sophomore WR Ricky Jeune finished with career highs for receptions (5) and yards (103). His 103 receiving yards are the most by a Georgia Tech player and he is the first 100-yard Tech receiver since Darren Waller’s 117-yard performance in the 2014 Orange Bowl.
â€¢ The interception for junior DL Rod Rook-Chungong was the first of his career.
â€¢ Senior Errin Joe returned to the lineup and started at RG in place of sophomore Shamire Devine (injured).
â€¢ Freshman Will Bryan made his third straight start at RT.
â€¢ Senior S Jamal Golden played in his team-leading 51st career game.
â€¢ Senior DT Adam Gotsis made his team-leading 37th consecutive start.