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Boston College 14, Virginia 10

Virginia will have a losing season for the second consecutive season and third time in four years. This one was especially painful for the players because they felt they were a few inches short from having a chance to win. As always, I'm curious about your thoughts. Please e-mail me at bermanz@washpost.com or leave comments below.

More to come in the next few days. For now, here are notes from Virginia's media relations department:

Game Notes
Virginia vs. Boston College
Nov. 14, 2009
Scott Stadium

- Steve Greer tallied double-digit tackles (10) for the second straight
week, bringing his team-leading mark to 80 for the season.
- Greer¹s 80 season tackles are the most by a UVa freshman since Darryl
Blackstock recorded 108 in 2002.
- With Boston College¹s 147 yards passing fell 46.1 yards under their season
average per game, making the Eagles the ninth of 10 UVa opponents to fall
below their season passing yardage average.
- Virginia junior cornerback Ras-I Dowling recorded his third interception
of the season and eighth of his career in the first quarter.
- Freshman tailback Perry Jones recorded his first career rush in the first
quarter
- Redshirt freshman linebacker Billy Schautz recorded his first career sack
in the third quarter.
- With 5:41 to play in the third quarter, senior cornerback Chris Cook had
his second career interception return for a touchdown (58 yards), and
longest of his career.
- Cook¹s interception return of 58 yards is the seventh longest return for a
touchdown in UVa history.
- Cook¹s touchdown was the second of his career and first since returning a
fumble 44 yards in the final game at the Orange Bowl on Nov. 10, 2007.
- With 1:19 to play in the third quarter, sophomore tight end Joe Torchia
made his fourth reception of the game, setting a career high.
- With 221 passing yards today, Jameel Sewell (5,086) became the fifth
quarterback in UVa history to throw for over 5,000 career yards, passing No.
5 Marques Hagans (4,877) for fifth position in the Virginia annals.
- As part of the University¹s Student Council and The ŒHoo Crew spirit group
"Hoos for Herzlich 94" fundraising campaign, the student-athletes on the UVa
football team donated their per diem for the day of today¹s game against
Boston College. The fundraiser is to support research for Ewing¹s Sarcoma,
in honor of Boston College LB Mark Herzlich, who was presented with a check
of $8,194.94 during the coin toss prior to the game.
- The loss to Boston College secures UVa¹s second losing season in a row,
snapping a string of 26 consecutive seasons without back-to-back losing
campaigns, which was the 16th-best mark entering the 2009 season.
- Al Groh coached his 176th career game at an ACC school (Wake, Virginia)
today, holding down fourth place all-time in the league annals

By Zach Berman  |  November 14, 2009; 9:28 PM ET
 
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