Game Notes: Inside Virginia’s 31-17 win over Louisville

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

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Photo courtesy UVA Athletics.

Team Notes

  • The win over the Cardinals served as the 275th all-time victory at Scott Stadium.
  • The 31 points equals the most points UVA has scored against Louisville in the all-time series, matching its 2015 total (L, at UL, 31-38).
  • UVA’s defense has 14 sacks over the last three games after having 10 through the first four games, with five of those 10 coming in the opener against Duke.
  • UVA’s pick-6 in the first quarter was the first defensive points this season for the Cavaliers.
  • SS Coen King made his first collegiate start.

Player Notes

  • OLB Noah Taylor notched his third career interception (1st of the season) in the first quarter. He returned it for 85 yards and a touchdown. It is the longest INT return in the ACC this season and tied for third longest in FBS this year.
  • Taylor’s 85-yard interception return for a touchdown is tied for the third-longest interception return in UVA history, sharing the spot with Nick Grant’s 85-yard INT return last year against William & Mary.
  • The 85-yard interception return by Taylor is the longest INT return in program history by a linebacker. It is tied for the longest in FBS this season by a linebacker, sharing the spot with Kentucky’s Jamin Davis who accomplished the feat against Tennessee.
  • Taylor becomes the first UVA linebacker to return a interception for a touchdown since Zane Zandier went 22 yards against Old Dominion in 2019.
  • QB Brennan Armstrong passed for one touchdown and rushed for two touchdowns. It is the third time this season he has passed and rushed for at least one touchdown each in a game.
  • Armstrong finished with 203 passing yards, surpassing 200+ yards for the fourth time this season.
  • With three receptions, WR Terrell Jana extends his active streak with a catch to 23 games.
  • Jana now has 19 games since the start of 2019 with 3+ receptions, which is No. 2 in the nation over that span.
  • With seven points, PK Brian Delaney passed Frank Quayle (210) and Tiki Barber (210) on the UVA career scoring list. Delaney is now No. 8 with 215 career points.
  • CB Nick Grant forced and recovered his first career fumble on the same play in the fourth quarter.
  • WR Demick Starling notched his first career reception for six yards in the fourth quarter.
  • With one reception, TE Tony Poljan extends his active streak with a catch to 20 games.
  • SS Coen King finished with a career-high six tackles.
  • FS Antonio Clary tied his career high with seven tackles. He also had seven at Miami.

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