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Numbers Game: Georgia Tech 21, UVA 27

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-- Virginia football moved to 3-5 season after beating Georgia Tech 27-21 on Saturday. HooNation takes a look at the numbers after the win.

BOX SCORE

DEFENSIVE STAND

The Virginia defense had a good afternoon against the triple option. 

  • The 'Hoos held the Yellow Jackets to just 144 yards of rushing (49 on one play), and forced Georgia Tech to throw more than 30 times- the first time in Paul Johnson era. 
  • Georgia Tech only had six first downs in the first half
  • UVA forced two turnovers
  • Quin Blanding had a career-tying 15 tackles
  • Micah Kiser forced his second fumble in three games. 

BREAKING GROUND

  • Virginia rushed for 233 yards, which was a season high and highest since Kent State in 2014. 
  • Daniel Hamm had his first career start and scored his first touchdown of the season. 

TAKING THEIR OPPORTUNITIES

  • The 'Hoos capitalized on the two turnovers forced by the defense. The offense scored ten points off of two turnovers-the most in a single game. 
  • The Cavs did struggle in the red zone, however. The Cavaliers marched down to the 1-yard line twice, but both times came up short and settled for a field goal. 


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