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Dec. 28, 2017

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Virginia Game Notes

Navy 49, UVA 7
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017
Navy-Marine Corps Stadium

Team Notes

  • Virginia played in its 19th all-time bowl game by making its first appearance in the Military Bowl.
  • UVA is now 7-12 all-time in bowl games.
  • UVA is now 11-28 all-time against Navy.
  • FS Quin Blanding made his 49th career start, tying him with Clint Sintim and D’Brickashaw Ferguson for No. 2 all-time in program history.
  • Blanding started every game of his collegiate career.
  • TB Daniel Hamm appeared in his 50th game for the Cavaliers. He is the 11th Cavalier all-time to reach the 50-game plateau.
  • TE Osiris Crutchfield made his first collegiate start.

Player Notes

  • Joe Reed returned the game’s opening kick 98 yards for a touchdown. It was the fifth-longest return in program history.
  • It was Reed’s second return for a touchdown this season (and career).
  • Reed’s return is a UVA bowl record, topping Demetrius “Pete” Allen’s 83-yard touchdown return against Georgia in the 1995 Peach Bowl. It is only UVA’s second kick return for a touchdown in a bowl game.
  • With five catches, Olamide Zaccheaus extended his active reception streak to 29 games.
  • Zaccheaus finished the season with 85 receptions, breaking Billy McMullen’s (83) 2001 single-season record for receptions.
  • With 16 completions, QB Kurt Benkert passed Matt Schaub’s (288) 2002 single-season record. Benkert finished the year with 298 completions.
  • With 16 tackles, FS Quin Blanding notched his 25th career double-digit tackle game.
  • Blanding finished with 495 career tackles, putting a rubber stamp on his UVA record.
  • Blanding’s 495 career tackles rank No. 6 all-time ACC history, most among defensive backs. He shares the No. 6 spot with Duke’s Ryan Fowler (2000-03).
  • With 11 tackles, ILB Micah Kiser notched his 21st career double-digit tackle game. He finished his career with 21 double-digit tackle games in 37 career starts.
  • Kiser finished with 145 tackles in 2017, which ranks No. 2 all-time at UVA for a season.
  • Kiser finished his UVA career with 411 career tackles, which ranks No. 5 all-time at UVA.
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