November 20, 2011 - by
Virginia 14 FSU 13 — Game Notes

Nov. 20, 2011



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FINAL GAME NOTES

 

 

NO RUNNING ZONE

  • FSU held Virginia to a season-low 78 yards rushing.
  • Virginia came into the contest averaging 187.6 rushing yards per game and its previous lowest rushing total of the season was 124 yards against NC State on Oct. 22.
  • FSU held the Cavaliers to just 7 yards rushing in the first half, the second-lowest opponent output in the first half this season. The Noles best first half effort came against Wake Forest which had -1 yards rushing in the first half on Oct. 8.

 

LAST HOME ACC LOSS

  • The last time Florida State lost an ACC game at Doak Campbell Stadium was on Nov. 6, 2010 when North Carolina defeated the Seminoles, 37-35. 

 

JENKINS JUSTICE

  • Junior defensive end Brandon Jenkins made a career-best 2.5 sacks, all during the first half.  
  • He has 34.5 career TFLs, ranking him eighth all-time in FSU history. He passed Dakota Watson (32.5) and Alonzo Jackson (32.5) on Saturday.
  • Broderick Bunkley ranks seventh in the FSU record book with 37.0 career TFLs.

 

CARDIAC CAVS

  • Virginia’s 14-13 win marked the Cavs’ fourth win by a touchdown or less this season.
  • Virginia beat Idaho, 21-20, on Oct. 1, Georgia Tech, 24-21, on Oct. 15 and Miami, 28-21, on Oct. 27.

 

REED’S BEST

  • Senior wide receiver Bert Reed’s 68-yard reception in the third quarter was the longest catch of his career.
  • Reed finished with four catches for a season-best 104 yards.
  • Reed eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the third time of his career. His other two 100-yard games came back-to-back in 2009. He had 114 yards versus USF and 106 yards the following week against Boston College.
  • Reed has 168 career receptions, making him for fourth all-time in FSU history in receptions and passing E.G. Green (166). Kez McCorvey ranks third with 189 career receptions. 
  • Reed has 1,992 career receiving yards, putting him in 12th-place all-time in FSU history, passing Rhett Dawson (1,915).

 

THE POWER OF POWELL

  • Senior punter Shawn Powell averaged 50.3 yards on six punts, the seventh time he has averaged over 50 yards per punt in a game in his career.
  • Powell punted the ball 50 or more yards four times for the second straight week, matching his career-best output.

 

BRADHAM BEASTIN’

  • Senior linebacker Nigel Bradham recorded a career-best 13 tackles, the second straight game he totaled double-figure stops.

 

FLORIDA STATE GAME CAPTAINS

  • Senior linebacker Shawn Powell.

 

NOTABLE ALUMNI ON THE SIDELINES TONIGHT

 

GREENE’S 53-YARD RUSH SEASON’S LONGEST

  • Freshman wide receiver Rashad Greene’s 53-yard run in the first quarter was FSU’s longest run this season and just Greene’s second carry of his career.
  • FSU’s previous longest run was 41 yards done twice by Devonta Freeman versus Maryland.
  • FSU’s three longest runs this season are from three true freshmen.

 

FIRST TIME FOR SCORELESS FIRST

  • Florida State did not score in the first quarter for the first time all season.
  • The late time prior to tonight that FSU went scoreless in the first quarter was Oct. 28, 2010 versus NC State.

 

OPPONENT BEATS US TO THE BOARD

  • Virginia wide receiver Perry Jones’ touchdown at the 14:56 mark in the second quarter put the Cavaliers up 7-0, marking the first time FSU trailed in a game since losing at Wake Forest on Oct. 8.
  • Virginia is the first opponent to score first against the Noles at Doak Campbell Stadium since Oklahoma’s Landry Jones put the Sooners ahead, 7-0, on a 1-yard run at the 8:35 mark in the first quarter on Sept. 17.

 

GET YOUR HANDS UP

  • Sophomore defensive end Bjoern Werner recorded his eighth pass defended in the second quarter, ranking him second in the country in passes defended among defensive linemen. Southern Mississippi’s Jamie Collins leads all defensive linemen with nine.

 

SENIOR DAY SCORE

  • Senior tight end Ja’Baris Little caught his first pass of the season for his first career touchdown at the 4:49 mark in the second quarter. It was the third catch of his career.

 

IT TOOK AWHILE

  • Little’s touchdown with 4:49 left in the second quarter marked the longest it has taken FSU to get on the scoreboard this season. The previous longest time it took to score was against Miami last week when FSU got on the board with a Dustin Hopkins’ field goal with 45 seconds left in the first quarter.

 

WHO RUN IT? WE RUN IT

  • Florida State rushed for 155 yards in the first half, the first time the Noles have eclipsed the century mark on the ground in the first half this season.
  • It’s the most rushing yards in the first half for a Seminole squad since FSU hung 191 yards on the Cavaliers on Oct. 2, 2010.

 

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