Virginia 47, Indiana 7
This season appears a bit different now than it did two weeks ago. Two consecutive authoritative wins has started to turn around the season and makes next week's game against Maryland an opportunity to reach .500 after an 0-3 start.
As always, I'm curious to hear fan reaction. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave comments below. Check back on Cavaliers Journal throughout the next two days for more reaction from the players and Coach Al Groh.
There will also be men's basketball items this week, as Coach Tony Bennett and his players hold their annual media day on Monday.
Until then, here are some post-game notes from Virginia's sports information department:
Game Notes • Virginia vs. Indiana
Oct 10, 2009 • Scott Stadium
• Virginia’s 536 yards of total offense serves as the best output since tallying 549 yards versus North Carolina on Sept. 11, 2004.
• Virginia amassed over 500 yards of total offense (536) for the first time since registering 511 yards in a 38-7 victory over Duke on Sept. 24, 2005.
• Mikell Simpson’s career-high fourth rushing touchdown is the most by a UVa player in a game since Wali Lundy had four versus Temple on Nov. 5, 2005. Simpson becomes the eighth player to tie the modern record (post WW II). The UVa all-time single game record is five by Gene Mayer vs. Richmond in 1915.
• Mikell Simpson’s four rushing touchdowns are tops for a game in the ACC this season and most in the league since North Carolina’s Hakeem Nicks tallied four against Boston College on Oct. 25, 2008.
• UVa is now 43-40-2 all-time on Homecomings, winning 16 out the last 19.
• UVa is now 5-11 all-time against schools currently in the Big Ten, including winning three straight.
• UVa has held two straight opponents under the century mark in rushing for the first time since a three-game span in 2008 (vs. East Carolina 89 yards, vs. Maryland 79 yards and at Duke 84 yards).
• Until Indiana scored a touchdown with 8:18 left in the game, UVa had held its opponents out of the end zone for the previous 119:43 – since Tory Harrison scored on a 57-yard run for Southern Miss with 8:01 left in the Sept. 19 contest.
• Junior Dontrelle Inman makes his first start at wide receiver since the 2008 season opener against USC.
• Wide receiver Kris Burd’s 31-yard reception in first quarter bested his career high reception of 29 yards at Southern Miss on Sept. 19.
• Senior Vic Hall’s first quarter touchdown reception was the first of his career.
• Vic Hall has now scored touchdowns three different ways in his career via interception (2008 vs. Richmond), reception (today) and rushing (2008 vs. Va Tech/2009 vs. William & Mary).
• Vic Hall’s six receptions mark a career high for the senior who entered today’s game with one career catch.
• Virginia scored touchdowns on its opening two drives for the first time since defeating Pittsburgh, 44-14, in Scott Stadium on Sept. 29, 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 were all less than 2:30 in duration.
• Ras-I Dowling intercepted his first pass of the season and sixth of his career in the second quarter, setting up UVa’s second score of the game on a turnover.
• Ras-I Dowling recorded his first career sack at 5:09 in the second quarter.
• UVa shut out an opponent in the opening half for the first time since Nov. 10, 2007 at Miami (31-0), before winning 48-0.
• UVa shut out an opponent in the opening half at home for the first time since Nov. 18, 2006 versus Miami (14-0), before winning 17-7.
• Quarterback Jameel Sewell for the second week in a row has connected with eight different receivers.
• Quarterback Jameel Sewell registered his second career 300-yard passing career game, finishing with 308 yards on 20-of-30 passing and one touchdown.
• Quarterback Jameel Sewell had the best total offense game of his career, totaling 337 yards (308 pass and 29 rushing).
• Sophomore tailback Max Milien tallied his first career rush, finishing with four carries for 14 yards.
• Today's attendance 45,371 is the lowest at a UVa home games since the 1999 season when 40,100 attended the game against Buffalo (Nov. 13).
• Former Virginia safety and current assistant football coach Anthony Poindexter had his No. 3 jersey retired Saturday in a special pregame ceremony.
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