Virginia Game Notes
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Wake Forest 27, Virginia 20
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
– UVA leads the all-time series with Wake Forest, 34-15.
– UVA is 16-6 all-time versus Wake Forest in Winston-Salem.
– UVA is 15-3 all-time at BB&T Field.
– For the second week in a row UVA started three true freshmen on defense: Bryce Hall (CB), Jordan Mack (OLB) and Landan Word (ILB).
– Collegiate debuts: DE Naji Abdullah and LS Joe Spaziani.
– UVA scored a touchdown on its opening drive of the game for the second time this season. UVA also scored a touchdown on its opening drive against Pitt (Oct. 15).
– UVA also scored a touchdown on its opening drive of the second half, marking the first time in 2016 the Cavaliers scored points in their opening drive of the game and their opening drive of the second half.
– UVA recovered its first on-side kick since the 1998 Peach Bowl against Georgia. Sam Hayward’s kick after UVA’s first drive of the third quarter landed in Juan Thornhill’s hands at the Cavalier 47-yard line.
– With six receptions, TB Taquan Mizzell extends his streak of consecutive games with at least one reception to 42 games. He entered the game tied for the third-longest active streak in the nation.
– With 80 rushing yards, Mizzell moves into 22nd-place (1,742) all-time at UVA in career rushing.
– With 79 receiving yards, Mizzell moves into 13th-place (1,490) all-time at UVA in career receiving.
– With 190 passing yards, QB Kurt Benkert moves into 11th-place (2,287) all-time at UVA for passing yards in a season. He passed Shawn Moore (1988, 2,158), Jameel Sewell (2007, 2,176), David Watford (2013, 2,202), Shawn Moore (1990, 2,262) and Aaron Brooks (1997, 2,282).
– DE Eli Hanback recorded his first career sack in the fourth quarter.
– OLB Matt Terrell had a career-high 10 tackles.
– ILB Micah Kiser recorded his 13th career double-digit tackle game in 21 career starts with his 11 tackles against Wake Forest. It is his sixth double-digit tackle game this season.