DE Brennan Schmidt carried the flag to lead the team onto the field
The win is the Cavaliers' sixth of the season, which makes Virginia bowl eligible for the fourth consecutive season.
The #24 ranked Yellow Jackets are the second ranked team Virginia has beaten this season (def. #4 Florida State 26-21 on October 15). The last time the Cavaliers defeated at least two ranked opponents in a season was 2002 when they defeated four ranked opponents (#22 South Carolina, #20 NC State, #18 Maryland, #15 West Virginia).
The win was the Cavaliers' seventh consecutive home win vs. the Yellow Jackets.
Wali Lundy's touchdown on the opening drive was his 47th career touchdown to set a new UVa record. He entered the game tied for the record with Gene Mayer (1912-15) who had 46 career touchdowns.
Lundy's two touchdowns today give him 48 career touchdowns, which ranks fifth in ACC history.
The touchdown on the opening drive marked the third consecutive home game the Cavaliers have scored a touchdown on their opening series.
S Nate Lyles was injured in the first quarter and was taken off the field on a cart after a delay of five minutes. Lyles was taken to the emergency room at the UVa Medical Center for evaluation. Coach Al Groh said after the game that they would keep him overnight for observation, but added "He will be fine. When he left the field he had movement of all extremities, but he had a degree of numbness."
CB Marcus Hamilton's first quarter interception was his third career interception against the Yellow Jackets. With 9 points (2 FG, 3 PAT), Connor Hughes now has 315 career points, which places him sixth all-time in ACC history.
Deyon Williams' 10 catches and 107 receiving yards are both career highs.
Williams is the first Cavalier wide receiver to record 10 catches and 100 yards receiving in a game since Billy McMullen at Penn State in 2002 (10 for 122).
Marques Hagans' touchdown pass to Deyon Williams in the fourth quarter was the Cavaliers' first passing touchdown since the second quarter of the Florida State game, a span of 14 quarters.
John Phillips' 10-yard run on a fake field goal in the fourth quarter was his first career rush. Game balls went to Marques Hagans, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Chris Long, Deyon Williams.
'Hoos Look to Break Through at CameronMen's Basketball2/13/16At 4:30 p.m. Saturday, in a game ESPN will televise, No. 7 Virginia meets ACC foe Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.Post-Signing Day Football NotebookFootball2/12/16The start of spring practice is still more than a month away for UVA football players, whose current focus is the team's winter strength and conditioning program.Rivalry Win Continues Cavaliers' AscentMen's Basketball2/10/16In defeating Virginia Tech for the 10th time in the rivals' past 12 meetings, seventh-ranked Virginia never trailed Tuesday night at John Paul Jones Arena.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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