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Virginia Postgame Game Notes

Virginia Tech 10, Virginia 0
Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
Scott Stadium Stadium

Team Notes
– Friday was the 99th meeting between UVA and Virginia Tech.
– UVA is now 37-57-5 all-time against Virginia Tech.
– UVA was shutout for the first time since the 2011 Virginia Tech game.
– UVA won the toss for the fifth time this season and for the fifth time deferred to the second half.
– FB Alec Shifflett made his collegiate debut in the first quarter.
– TE Osiris Crutchfield made his collegiate debut in the second quarter on a fourth down conversion.
– UVA honored 22 fourth and fifth year players prior to the game as part of its “Senior Day” festivities. The following players were honored prior to tonight’s game: QB Kurt Benkert, FS Quin Blanding, DE Andrew Brown, TE Evan Butts, P Lester Coleman, WR Warren Craft, WR Doni Dowling, OT Jack English, C/OG Jake Fieler, WR Ross Gardner, TB Daniel Hamm, WR Ben Hogg, PK Andrew King, ILB Micah Kiser, CB Darious Latimore, WR Andre Levrone, OG Jack McDonald, OG John Montelus, OG Steven Moss, OT Brandon Pertile, FB Alec Shifflett, LS/QB Joe Spaziani, WR Braedon Urie.

Player Notes
– With 186 passing yards, QB Kurt Benkert passed Matt Schaub’s (2,976) 2002 single-season program record for passing yards. Benkert now has 3,062 passing yards through 12 games.
– Benkert is the first player in UVA history with at least 3,000 passing yards in a season.
– WR Olamide Zaccheaus extended his reception streak to 28 games in the first quarter.
– With 39 receiving yards, Zaccheaus became the 11th Cavalier all-time to pass 800 receiving yards in a season. He currently has 833, which ranks No. 9 on UVA’s single-season list.
– With 13 tackles, Jordan Mack (105) has reached 100 tackles for the year. He makes UVA the only school in the nation with three players with 100+ tackles, joining Micah Kiser (134) and Quin Blanding (121).
– CB Juan Thornhill collected his fourth interception of the season and seventh of his career in the second quarter.
– FS Quin Blanding had a career-high 17 tackles, giving him 479 for his career and making him the ACC’s all-time leader among defensive backs. He passed Dexter Reid (UNC, 2000-34, 466). Blanding currently is No. 10 all-time in ACC history.
– With a career-high 19 tackles, ILB Micah Kiser recorded his 20th career double-digit tackle game in 36 career starts.
– With 19 tackles, Kiser has 400 for his career, which ranks No. 5 all-time at Virginia.
– With 1.5 TFL, Kiser moves into a three-way tie for No. 11 all-time at UVA with 32.5 career tackles for loss. Kiser shares the spot with Kai Parham and Cam Johnson.

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