UNC-UVa: Game Notes

UNC-UVa: Game Notes

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia scored 37 unanswered points after trailing 21-0 at halftime and blitzed visiting North Carolina, 37-27, before a crowd of 55,648 at Scott Stadium.

Here are some game notes of UNC's fifth loss in seven tries, including all the Atlantic Coast Conference contests.
  • With the win/loss, UNC now leads the al-time series (55-48-4). The Tar Heels are also now 21-22 in Charlottesville and haven't won here since 1981.
  • This series, which is the oldest in the south, is tied for the firth most played series in the nation.
  • Sam Aiken has 52 receptions for 1,007 yards and seven TDs in his last nine regular season games.
  • Aiken's seven receptions gives him 114 for his career, which puts him at 7th in school history. Next in line: L.C. Stevens (120), and Octavus Barnes (129).
  • Aiken's 179 receiving yards now gives him 682 on the season, and 1,897 for his career, putting him at 6th all time in UNC history. Next in line: Kory Bailey (1,939), L.C. Stevens (2,002), and Na Brown (2,086).
  • Darian Durant's 226 passing yards gives him 3,703 for his career, good for 6th all-time in school history. Next on the list: Chris Keldorf (3,795) and Matt Kupec (3,840).
  • Durant's 14 completions gives him 266 for his career, good for 8th on UNC's all-time list. Next in line: Scott Stankavage (272), and Kevin Anthony (296).
  • Durant's 3 TD passes gives him 32 for his career, which puts him 3rd in school history. Next in line: Matt Kupec (33), Chris Keldorf (35).
  • Entering this weekend's games, the ACC had the nation's best overall record against schools from BCS conferences with an 8-4 mark. The ACC is also 5-3 on the road in these games and 1-0 at neutral sites. The rest of the nation: Big Ten 7-5, Big XII 9-8, Pac-10 7-8, SEC 5-8, Big East 5-8.
  • ACC teams reaching bowl games since 1992: FSU 10, UNC 8, Clemson 7, Virginia 7, N.C. State 6, Georgia Tech 5, Wake Forest 2, Duke 1, Maryland 1.
  • Of the six BCS conferences, the ACC entered the weekend with the best overall record against non-league schools from other BCS conferences. The ACC is 8-4, the Big Ten is 7-5, Big XII 9-8, Pac-10 7-8, SEC 5-8, and Big East 5-8. The ACC also has five road wins against BCS schools.
  • ACC special teams and defenses entered this weekend's games having scored 18 touchdowns led by N.C. State with 7. Virginia was next with 3, followed by FSU 3, Wake Forest 3, Maryland 2, Clemson 1, Duke 1, Georgia Tech 0, UNC 0. The single-season ACC record is 11, set by Georgia Tech in 1998.
  • ACC turnover margin entering this weekend's games: Wake Forest +17, FSU +11, Virginia +7, N.C. State 6, Duke +3, Georgia Tech +5, Maryland 0, Clemson 0, UNC -5.
  • Sacks per team entering this weekend's action: N.C. State 28, Maryland 19, Duke 17, Virginia 17, Clemson 16, FSU 16, Georgia Tech 15, Wake Forest 10, UNC 8.
  • Sacks allowed entering the weekend: N.C. State 6, Wake Forest 7, Virginia 8, Maryland 10, Georgia Tech 11, Clemson 12, FSU 18, Duke 19, UNC 21.
  • Red Zone offense entering the weekend (Total,TDs, FGs): Georgia Tech 16-16 (15 TDs, 1 FG), Maryland 19-21 (15 TDs, 4 FGs), Clemson 20-23 (14 TDs, 6 FGs), N.C. State 35-41 (32 TDs, 3 FGs), Virginia 28-33 (23 TDs, 5 FGs), FSU 28-33 (21 TDs, 7 FGs), Duke 18-23 (11 TDs, 7 FGs), Wake Forest 27-35 (19 TDs, 8 FGs), UNC 11-16 (8 TDs, 3 FGs).
  • Opponent's 3rd down conversion percent entering weekend: N.C. State 27.9%, Georgia Tech 31.6, FSU 34.7, Clemson 36.4, Virginia 37.7, Wake Forest 38.1, Duke 39.4, Maryland 40.2, UNC 50.

Senior writer Andrew Jones is in his seventh year with Inside Carolina. He hosts a late afternoon radio show on ESPN Radio, WMFD AM630 in Wilmington and can be reached via e-mail at: AndrewJones@AM630.net.

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