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UVa/Miami postgame notes ...

  • Team Notes

    • UVa is now 5-5 all-time against Miami and 3-2 in Charlottesville.

    • The Cavaliers have three consecutive wins over Miami and have won five of the last seven meetings.

    • The three-game winning streak is UVa’s longest in the series.

    • UVa’s 41-40 win is the third-highest scoring one-point game in ACC history.

    • Virginia was the seventh Miami opponent to score first against the Hurricanes this season.

    • UVa became the third opponent (Boston College and Kansas State) to score 14 or more points against the Hurricanes in the first quarter this year.

    • Virginia’s 21 points in the first quarter were the most given up in an opening period by the Hurricanes this season.

    • Duke Johnson’s 95-yard kickoff return was the second kickoff returned for a touchdown against Virginia this year (Stefon Diggs, Maryland, 100 yards).

    • The 21 points in the first quarter were the most UVa had scored in an opening quarter since Sept. 29, 2007 when it scored 27 in a 44-14 win over Pitt and the most in any quarter since scoring 21 in the second quarter in a 35-20 win over ECU on Oct. 11, 2008.

    • Both teams recorded the most points in a half this season (UVa – 28; Miami – 24).

    • Today’s win was the Cavaliers’ second come-from-behind victory this season (Penn State).

    • UVa’s 41 points was the first time the Cavaliers have scored 40 or more since the season opener against Richmond.

    • UVa became the first team to rally in the fourth quarter against Miami this year; UM was 4-0 this year when leading after three quarters.

    • Today was Military Appreciation Day and UVa head coach Mike London wore full camouflage fatigues, while all UVa coaches wore camouflage pants. London also wore a different hat for each quarter to represent the various military branches.

    Player Notes

    • Michael Rocco started at quarterback for the first time since the Louisiana Tech game.

    • Rocco had a career-high four touchdown passes and was the first Cavalier to throw four touchdowns in a game since Marc Verica threw for four at Duke in 2010.

    • Rocco’s four touchdowns is tied for the sixth-most in a single game in UVa history with 13 others.

    • Rocco completed a UVa school-record 18 consecutive pass attempts (previous high was 14, set by Matt Blundin vs. Duke in 1991).

    • Rocco has thrown at least two touchdown passes in a game seven times in his UVa career and three times this season.

    • Rocco reached at least 200 passing yards for the 11th time in his career, tied for fifth-most in UVa history. He also reached 300 yards for the fourth time in his career.

    • Rocco now has 4,399 career passing yards, the eighth-most in UVa history, passing Mike Groh (4,366).

    • Today was Rocco’s fourth career fourth quarter game-winning drive (Indiana & Florida State in 2011/Penn State and Miami in 2012).

    • Jake McGee matched a career high with four receptions and one touchdown catch.

    • Rocco and McGee also teamed up for a game-winning touchdown against Penn State.

    • Miles Gooch’s touchdown catch on the opening drive was the first reception of his UVa career.

    • With 13 tackles Greer recorded double-digit tackles for the fifth time this season and the 12th time in his career.

    • Steve Greer moved into ninth all-time in Virginia career tackles with 349, passing current UVa safeties and special teams coach Anthony Poindexter (342) and Wali Rainer (347).

    • Dominique Terrell set career-highs with nine receptions and 127 yards.

    • Darius Jennings set career highs with two touchdowns and seven receptions.

    • With seven catches, Perry Jones moved into seventh-place in UVa career receptions with 121, passing Kevin Ogletree (117) and Dave Sullivan (120).

    • Maurice Canady tallied a career-high nine tackles, as well as forcing and recovering his first fumble.

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  • Good stuff!! Hopefully Terrell has turned the corner.

    Jennings had a case of the drops earlier this season but he had a fine game last week against State. The two of them can be a dynamic duo for us.

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  • If Terrell, Jennings, and McGee keep on their current trajectory, we are going to be tough to handle. Add in EJ Scott And Timmy Smith....that's a lot of firepower. It was great to see it on display today.

  • Terrell said in an interview after the game that Coach Moore said we have the best set of receivers in the conference. From top to bottom, he may be right.

  • I think we may have the best wr corp in the ACC the next few years. Glad Gooch got his td that London said he was gona try and get him this week.

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  • Whether that's true or not, it's nice for the players to have that level of confidence. I'm sure Clemson, Miami, FSU will have something to say about that, but we do have a good, complete set of receivers. We have speed (Terrell, Jennings, Smith), size (McGee), and dependability (Scott). They were lackluster early on but have come on strong lately.

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