Notebook:Georgia Tech Downs UVa 35-25

Notebook:Georgia Tech Downs UVa 35-25

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-- Missed opportunities haunted Virginia in its loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday-in what was a record setting day for the Cavaliers. HooNation looks at the hits and misses as we look at some of the numbers from this weekend's loss.

Difference Makers

Missed Opportunities

  • Virginia defense forces five turnovers; Virginia offense scores 0 points off turnovers.

  • This season, UVa has had 15 takeaways; only 13 points from them.

  • Virginia were 4 of 6 in red zone possessions.

  • Georgia Tech had 25:16 total possession, UVa had 34:44

  • Georgia Tech had 9 penalties for 97 yards; while UVa had 5 for 45 yards.

  • UVa were 9 of 20 on third down conversions.

Injury Updates

  • Brent Urban:Urban was on the sidelines walking around with no crutches, but still had a boot on his right foot. Don't see the defensive tackle coming back against Clemson.

  • Jake McGee: Did not play today because of a "lower extremity injury." Coach Mike London said he could have played today, but they didn't want to push him since there are four games remaining to the season. London says he is "confident" that he will be back for Clemson.

  • Ian Frye: Coach Mike London said he is back at practice. They will re-evaluate this week to see if he makes the line-up this week.


  • David Watford had a career-high 376 passing yards (fourth-most in a game in UVa history) and completed a career-high 43 passes on a career-high 61 passes.

    • The 43 pass completions broke Matt Schaub's record of 41 completions against Georgia Tech in 2002.

    • The 61 passing attempts was also a new UVa record; also breaking Shaub's 58 attempts against the Yellow Jackets in 2002.

  • Darrius Jennings and Tim Smith became the first Cavaliers receiving dup in program history to have at least 10 catches in a game, with 13 and to respectively. Also with Jennings's 119 yards and Smith's 151 yards, the two became the first dup to recover over 100 receiving yards since 2012 against Louisiana Tech.

  • Jennings' 13 catches are a career high and are tied for the second-most in a game by a UVa player tying with Mikell Simpson, Alvin Pearman and Heath Miller .

  • Tim Smith's 151 receiving yards on 10 catches were also a career high.

  • Kevin Parks punched in his ninth rushing touchdown, which ties his career high he set in 2011.

  • As of right now (Stanford-Oregon State game has not concluded as I type this) Virginia safety Anthony Harris now tied at the top with the most interceptions in the NCAA at five.

'Hoos Next

  • Virginia started four true freshmen on defense, Max Valles, Donte Wilkins, Zach Bradshaw and Tim Harris.

    • Max Valles recovered his first career fumble.

    • Donte Wilkins forced his first career fumble.

  • Virginia played two true freshman on offense: Eric Smith and Taquan Mizzell.

    • Mizzell went 16 yards on 3 carries; and returned one kick for 9 yards. Recommended Stories

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