Postgame Notes - Central Michigan Game
Sept. 24, 2016
Virginia Game Notes
Virginia 49, Central Michigan 35
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
- The 49-35 win marked Bronco Mendenhall‘s first career win at Virginia and 100th career win in 12 seasons as a collegiate head coach.
- UVA’s 49 points were its most since tallying a 49-0 win over VMI in 2013.
- Virginia improved to 2-0 all-time vs. Central Michigan as the Chippewas fell to 0-14 all-time against ACC foes.
- The Cavaliers are 12-2-1 all-time vs. Mid-American Conference opponents.
- UVA’s 569 total yards were its most since 580 vs. VMI in 2012.
- The 569 yards of total offense marked a season high against Central Michigan (338 by Oklahoma State).
- UVA’s 99-yard scoring drive in the first half marked a school record, surpassing several 98-yard drives.
- UVA’s defense allowed 402 passing yards, most since 435 by Clemson in 2013.
- UVA relinquished its first 28-point lead since Oct. 10, 1992, vs. Clemson.
- The Cavaliers led at halftime (28-14) for the second straight game.
- Virginia First Time Starters: Defense: Kareem Gibson (CB).
- True freshman Matt Terrell (OLB) made his collegiate debut.
- QB Kurt Benkert totaled career highs in completions (27), yards (421) and touchdown passes (5).
- Benkert’s 421 passing yards marked a UVA single-game passing record, surpassing a 417-yard effort by Marc Verica vs. Duke in 2010.
- Benkert’s five TD passes are tied for second on the UVA single-game passing touchdown list (one shy of school-record six by Dan Ellis vs. Buffalo in 1999).
- Benkert’s five TD passes are the most by a UVA quarterback since Matt Schaub’s five vs. Akron in 2002.
- Olamide Zaccheaus’ 82-yard touchdown reception was UVA’s longest since 2005 when Deyon Williams tallied a 90-yarder vs. Miami.
- The 82-yard touchdown reception tied for the 13th longest in UVA history and marked the longest pass play in the ACC coming into this week’s games.
- Zaccheaus tallied career-highs in receptions (8), yards (141) and touchdowns (2).
- Taquan Mizzell extended his reception streak to 37 games, which is tied for the nation’s third-longest coming into this week’s game.
- Mizzell had a career-long 44-yard run in the first quarter, surpassing his previous long of 36 yards against William & Mary (2015) and Duke (2013).
- Mizzell added a 53-yard touchdown reception, which is his second-longest career reception.
- Mizzell moved into 18th place on UVA’s career receiving yards list with 1,320
- Mizzell’s 161 career receptions ranks third all-time at UVA, one shy of second (Kris Burd).
- Doni Dowling had a career-high 98 receiving yards and matched a career-best with five receptions.
- Dowling added a career-long 36-yard reception in the first quarter.
- Albert Reid has a three-game touchdown streak.
- Joe Reed tallied his first career reception (18 yards) in the first quarter and added a career-long 47-yard kickoff return.
- Keeon Johnson’s 13-yard touchdown reception was his third this season (5th career).
- Kareem Gibson recorded his first career interception in his second career game.
- Kelvin Rainey matched a career high with nine tackles.
- Eli Hanback had a career-high six tackles.
- Jack Powers had a career-best three pass breakups.