JUST A SACK MACHINE:
The Florida State defense posted a season-high six sacks against Virginia Saturday for –42 yards. Four of those sacks occurred in the first half alone. True freshman defensive end Kevin McNeil achieved two of those six sacks – the first two of his career. The last time that FSU had at least six sacks in a game was against Virginia Tech last season in the ACC Championship game.
9 IS THE MAN MAGIC NUMBER:
Four FSU defenders recorded nine tackles in Saturday's game: true freshman rover Myron Rolle, sophomore cornerback Michael Ray Garvin, redshirt senior linebacker Buster Davis and junior linebacker Lawrence Timmons. Garvin had seven solo stops. For Rolle, Timmons and Garvin the nine total stops was a career-high.
Walk-on defensive end Eli Charles' first-half block of a Cavalier punt marked the fifth blocked kick by the Seminoles this season. That is the most blocked kicks in a season by an FSU team since 2002 when the Tribe had five block kicks. Against Virginia, FSU has made a habit of it, too. Saturday's game was the third-straight at-home contest against UVA that FSU recorded a first-half block.
FSU has now beat Virginia by 33 points in back-to-back home games against the Cavaliers.
MOVING UP THE CHARTS:
With his 1.5 tackles for loss Saturday, Timmons moved into 10 th place on FSU's single season tackles for loss chart with 13.5. He moved past Marvin Jones and Ron Simmons.
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