Sep 7, 2013
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No. 2 Oregon at Virginia
Sept. 7, 2013
Virginia Game Notes
Virginia (1-1) is now 0-1 all-time against Oregon.
The Cavaliers are 2-18-1 all-time vs. top-five programs.
Oregon's 59 points are the most allowed by Virginia since Illinois' 63 in the 1999 Micronpc.com Bowl. The 59 points are the sixth-most allowed by Virginia in school history.
Virginia was held scoreless in the second half for the first time since vs. Duke in 2012.
Virginia First Time Starters: Offense: Billy Skrobacz (FB)
Mark Hall (LB), Greyson Lambert (QB), Kye Morgan (TB) and Tim Harris** (CB) made their collegiate debuts: ** - denotes true freshman.
Oregon's Marcus Mariota's 71-yard rushing touchdown was the longest vs. Virginia since Georgia Tech's Orwin Smith's 77-yarder on Sept. 15, 2012.
Oregon's Dior Mathis' 97-yard interception return was the second longest against UVa in school history.
Mariota's 122 rushing yards were the sixth-most allowed by Virginia for an opposing quarterback in school history.
Virginia allowed a pair of 100-yard rushers (Mariota and De'Anthony Thomas) for the 25th time in school history and first time since Georgia Tech (Johnathan Dwyer and Anthony Allen) in 2009.
Thomas' three rushing touchdowns were the most against Virginia since Virginia Tech's Ryan Williams had four in 2009.
Josh Huff's punt block in the first quarter was the first against Virginia since Auburn's Angelo Blackson in 2011.
David Watford made his second career start and had a career bests in completions (29), attempts (41) and yards (161).
Watford tied his a career-high with three interceptions.
Brent Urban's blocked extra-point attempt was Virginia's first since Henry Coley vs. Penn State in 2012.
Khalek Shepherd's 45-yard rushing touchdown marked the longest run of his career. His previous long rush was 26 yards at NC State in 2012.
Jake McGee had a career-best eight receptions for a team-leading 53 yards.
McGee has caught a pass in five straight games.
Zachary Swanson had a career-best four receptions.
Dominique Terrell has caught a pass in 16 consecutive games.
Darius Jennings has caught a pass in 15 consecutive games.
Oregon Postgame Notebook
Oregon has now won 16 non-neutral site away games in a row. Alabama and Northern Illinois rank second nationally at nine.
SO QB Marcus Mariota became the first UO quarterback to rush for 100 or more yards in back to back games. He finished with 122 yards on four carries, including a UO season-long 71-yd TD run.
Mariota has now tossed a TD pass in 15 straight games, the third-longest active streak in the country behind Fresno State's Derek Carr (22) and Marshall's Rakeem Cato (19).
JR CB Dior Mathis had the longest non-touchdown interception return in school history at 97 yards. He tied Kenny Wheaton (vs. UW in 1994) and Kenny Bryant (at TCU in 1977) for the second-longest overall.
JR RB De'Anthony Thomas tied a career-best with three touchdowns, all rushing. He eclipsed 100 yards on the ground (11-124) for the second straight week and fifth time as a Duck.
True freshman RB Thomas Tyner ran for a 3-yd touchdown on his first play as a collegian. Tyner added a 31-yd score on UO's next offensive series and finished his debut with four carries for 51 ids.
FR LB Tyrell Robinson and Tyner became the fifth and sixth true freshmen to see action for the Ducks in 2013.
The interception by JR LB Rodney Hardrick was the first of his career.
The Ducks were 0-2 on 4th down after going 1-3 last week.
Through two games, UO has amassed 850 rushing yards.
Oregon's 11 penalties for 119 yards was the most since 11 for 105 at Cal last season.
UO improved to 1-2 all-time vs. the ACC. Saturday's game was the first vs. an ACC opponent in the regular season.