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Numbers Game: UVA 13, UNC 26

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.-- Virginia football moved to 2-5 on the season after losing to North Carolina 26-13. HooNation takes a look the numbers behind the loss.

Virginia football had a second half performance it will want to forget. The Cavaliers failed to score in the second half in their 26-13 loss to North Carolina on Saturday. HooNation takes a look at the numbers below. 

BOX SCORE

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SECOND HALF OFFENSIVE COLLAPSE

To get a better idea on how bad the second half actually was, here are the numbers at halftime. 

Here is the breakdown: 

  • UVA has 226 yards of total offense in the first half and only 127 yards in the second half. 
  • Five turnovers in the second half
  • 1 red zone opportunity and 0 points
  • 7 penalties for 47 yards
  • Third down conversions in second half: 3/8

RED ZONE ISSUES ON THE ROAD

8 red zone opportunities in three road games: five field goals and two touchdowns. 

ANOTHER CAREER DAY FOR SMOKE

A bright spot for the Cavaliers is once again Taquan Mizzell. He rushed for his first 100-yard career game. He finished 117 yards on the ground on 24 carries. He also led the team with 57 yards on six catches. 

SLOPPY

The 'Hoos were very sloppy in the second half (as evident above). Not only did the Cavs turn over the ball plenty of times, they also had 10 penalties for 62 yards. 

However, UNC also had plenty of penalties themsevles. The Heels finished with 13 penalties for 135 yards. Many of those penalties for North Carolina were pass inteference calls that extended Virginia's drives. But the Cavs just couldn't take those opportunities. 

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