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HALFTIME: Virginia 30, Indiana 0

In five weeks of halftime posts, this is the fourth time Virginia has entered the break with a lead. From the looks of it, this will be the Cavaliers' second win. Almost everything went right in the first half. Virginia has 17 first downs to Indiana's seven. Its held the Hoosiers to 1 of 8 on third downs. And most impressive of all, the once-maligned offense has 337 halftime yards.

It's hard to imagine this was the same team on the field against William & Mary.

Here are some halftime notes from Virginia's sports information department:

- Junior Dontrelle Inman makes his first start at wide receiver since the
2008 season opener against USC.
- Wide receiver Kris Burd¹s 31-yard reception in first quarter bested his
career high reception of 29 yards at Southern Miss on Sept. 19.
- Senior Vic Hall¹s first quarter touchdown reception was the first of his
career.
- Vic Hall has now scored touchdowns three different ways in his career via
interception, reception and rushing.
- Virginia scored touchdowns on its opening two drives for the first time
since defeating Pittsburgh, 44-14, in Scott Stadium on Sept. 29, 2007.
- Virginia led Indiana 14-0 after the first quarter, marking the first time
they have accomplished this feat against an opponent since leading 14-0 at
Miami on Nov. 10, 2007.
- Senior tailback Mikell Simpson recorded his first multi-rushing touchdown
game since notching two scores against Virginia Tech on Nov. 24, 2007.
- Virginia's first four scoring drives were all lodged under 2:30 of game
clock time.
- Ras-I Dowling intercepted his first pass of the season and sixth of his
career in the second quarter, setting up UVa¹s second score of the game on a
turnover.
- Ras-I Dowling recorded his first career sack at 5:09 in the second
quarter.
- Mikell Simpson's career-high third rushing touchdown is the most by a UVa
player in a game since Wali Lundy had four versus Temple on Nov. 5, 2005.
- UVa shut out an opponent in the opening half for the first time since Nov.
10, 2007 at Miami.
- UVa shut out an opponent in the opening half at home for the first time
since Nov. 18, 2006 versus Miami.
- Former Virginia safety and current assistant football coach Anthony
Poindexter had his No. 3 jersey retired Saturday in a special pregame
ceremony.

By Zach Berman  |  October 10, 2009; 5:20 PM ET
 
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