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2016 Virginia Cavaliers football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2016 record2–10 (1–7 ACC)
Head coachBronco Mendenhall (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorRobert Anae (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread, Hurry-up[1]
Defensive coordinatorNick Howell (1st season)
Base defense3–4
CaptainMicah Kiser
CaptainJackson Matteo
CaptainDonte Wilkins
Home stadiumScott Stadium
(Capacity: 61,500)
Seasons
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Template:2016 ACC football standings

The 2016 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cavaliers were led by first-year head coach Bronco Mendenhall and played their home games at Scott Stadium. They were members of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 2–10, 1–7 in ACC play to finish in a tie for sixth place in the Coastal Division.

Last seasonEdit

The 2015 Cavaliers finished with a record of 4–8, 3–5 in ACC play for the second straight year, to finish in sixth place in the Coastal Division. On November 29, head coach Mike London resigned, and was replaced six days later by BYU Cougars head coach Bronco Mendenhall.

Coaching changesEdit

  • On December 4, Bronco Mendenhall was hired as head coach.[2]
  • On December 8, 2015, former BYU assistant coaches Robert Anae, Garett Tujague, Mark Atuaia, and Jason Beck, accepted coaching responsibilities at Virginia.[3] On December 9, Nick Howell and Kelly Poppinga were announced to be joining the Virginia coaching staff.[4] On December 12, the hirings of Anae, Tujague, Atuaia, Beck, Howell, and Poppinga were confirmed as well as new assistant head coach Ruffin McNeill.[5] It was also announced that Marques Hagans would remain with Virginia's coaching staff as the wide receivers coach.
  • On December 15, 2015, Shaun Nua was added as the defensive line coach leaving the same post at Navy. On December 18, Nua backed out of being the defensive line coach and decided to remain at Navy.
  • On December 21, Shane Hunter was hired to be the new defensive line coach.[6]
  • On March 18, 2016, Mendenhall announced that Hunter and McNeill would switch position duties, with McNeill taking over the defensive line, and Hunter working with the inside linebackers.[7]

Depth chartEdit

Defensive Starters




CB
Juan Thornhill
Bryce hall


CB
Myles Robinson
Tim Harris
Offensive Starters
WR (X)
Doni Dowling
David Eldridge
WR (H)
Olamide Zaccheaus
Ben Hogg
LT LG C RG RT
Jack English Jake Fieler Jackson Matteo Jack McDonald Eric Smith
Michael Mooney Steven Moss Jake Fieler RJ Proctor Michael Mooney
WR (Z)
Warren Craft
Ryan Santoro
WR (Y)
Keeon Johnson
Tanner Cowley
QB
Kurt Benkert
Matt Johns
Connor Brewer
Key Reserves
TE Evan Butts
TE Richard Burney
TE Brendan Marshall
TB Albert Reid
FB Connor Wingo-Reeves
KOR Dylan Sims


RB
Taquan Mizzell
Daniel Hamm
Jordan Ellis
Special Teams
PK Dylan Sims
P Nicholas Conte
KR Taquan Mizzell
KR Olamide Zacchaeus
PR Daniel Hamm
PR Taquan Mizzell
PR Olamide Zacchaeus
LS Zach Bradshaw
H Matt Johns


ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 33:30 PMNo. 4 (FCS) Richmond*ACCN+L 20–3749,270
September 1010:30 PMat No. 24 Oregon*ESPNL 26–4453,774
September 171:30 PMat UConn*SNY/ESPN3L 10–1331,036
September 2412:30 PMCentral Michigan*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
ACCRSNW 49–3535,211
October 112:30 PMat DukeACC NetworkW 34–2025,201
October 1512:30 PMPittsburgh
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
ACCNL 31–4539,522
October 223:00 PMNo. 22 North Carolina
ACCRSNL 14–3540,882
October 2912:00 PMNo. 5 Louisville
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
ABC/ESPN2L 25–3234,824
November 53:00 PMat Wake ForestACCRSNL 20–2725,334
November 122:00 PMMiami (FL)
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
ACCRSNL 14–3439,867
November 1912:30 PMat Georgia TechACCNL 17–3142,136
November 2612:00 PMat Virginia TechESPN2L 10–5263,120
Schedule Source:[8][9]

Game summariesEdit

RichmondEdit

#4 (FCS) Richmond Spiders vs Virginia Cavaliers
1 2 3 4 Total
#4 (FCS) Richmond 6 10 7 14

37

Virginia 0 7 0 13

20

at Scott StadiumCharlottesville, Virginia

  • Date: September 3, 2016
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 76 °F (24 °C) • Wind: NNE 15 mph • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 49,270
  • Referee: Jerry Magallanes • Umpire: Mark Shupe • Linesman: Tracy Lynch • Line judge: Jim Slayton • Back judge: Paul Vargo • Field judge: Jim Biddle • Side judge: M. McCarthy • Center judge: Sean Geraghty
  • TV announcers (ACC Network Extra): Bob Picozzi and Tom O'Brien
  • Richmond vs Virginia (Sep 3, 2016)
Game information
First Quarter
  • Richmond – Griffin Trau 28-yard field goal
  • Richmond – Trau 35-yard field goal
Second Quarter
  • Richmond – Tyler Wilkins 11-yard pass from Kyle Lauletta (Trau kick)
  • Virginia – Doni Dowling 20-yard pass from Kurt Benkert (Dylan Sims kick)
  • Richmond – Ricky Segers 50-yard field goal
Third Quarter
  • Richmond – Wilkins 5-yard pass from Lauletta (Trau kick)
Fourth Quarter
  • Richmond – Brian Brown 11-yard pass from Lauletta (Trau kick)
  • Virginia – Olamide Zaccheaus 25-yard pass from Benkert (Sims kick)
  • Richmond – Gordon Collins 55-yard run (Trau kick)
  • Virginia – Keeon Johnson 15-yard pass from Kurt Benkert (two-point conversion failed)
Top Passers
  • Richmond – Kyle Lauletta, 24/35, 337 yards, 3 TD
  • Virginia – Kurt Benkert, 26/34, 264 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
Top Rushers
  • Richmond – Gordon Collins, 13 carries / 114 yards, 1 TD
  • Virginia – Albert Reid, 6 carries / 28 yards
Top Receiving
  • Richmond – Brian Brown, 7 receptions / 88 yards, 1 TD
  • Virginia – Olamide Zaccheaus, 5 receptions / 75 yards, 1 TD
Top Tackler
  • Richmond – Omar Howard, 9 tackles
  • Virginia – Micah Kiser, 14 tackles

at OregonEdit

Virginia Cavaliers vs #24 Oregon Ducks
1 2 3 4 Total
Virginia 6 0 14 6

26

#24 Oregon 13 17 14 0

44

at Autzen StadiumEugene, Oregon

  • Date: September 10, 2016
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 84 °F (29 °C) • Wind: N 10 mph • Weather: Mostly Sunny
  • Game attendance: 53,774
  • Referee: David Epperley • Umpire: Mike Morton • Linesman: Steve Clein • Line judge: Deon Lawrence • Back judge: Pay Ryan • Field judge: Chris Junjulas • Side judge: Angie Bartis • Center judge: Mike Webster
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Allen Bestwick, Mike Belloti, and Kris Budden
  • Virginia vs Oregon (Sep 10, 2016)
Game information
First Quarter
  • Oregon – Royce Freeman 2-yard run (two-point conversion failed)
  • Virginia – Albert Reid 7-yard run (Dylan Sims kick failed)
  • Oregon – Tony Brooks-James 7-yard run (Aidan Schneider kick)
Second Quarter
  • Oregon – Dwayne Stanford 2-yard pass from Dakota Prukop (Schneider kick)
  • Oregon – Pharaoh Brown 11-yard pass from Prukop (Schneider kick)
  • Oregon – Schneider 20-yard field goal
Third Quarter
  • Virginia – Taquan Mizzell 4-yard run (Sims kick)
  • Oregon – Devon Allen 77-yard pass from Dakota Prukop (Schneider kick)
  • Oregon – Freeman 85-yard run (Schneider kick)
  • Virginia – Warren Craft 6-yard pass from Kurt Benkert (Sims kick)
Fourth Quarter
  • Virginia – Keeon Johnson 6-yard pass from Kurt Benkert (two-point conversion failed)
Top Passers
  • Virginia – Kyle Benkert, 20/39, 193 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
  • Oregon – Dakota Prukop, 21/31, 331 yards, 3 TD
Top Rushers
  • Virginia – Albert Reid, 15 carries / 126 yards, 1 TD
  • Oregon – Royce Freeman, 21 carries / 207 yards, 2 TD
Top Receiving
  • Virginia – Doni Dowling, 4 receptions / 54 yards
  • Oregon – Devon Allen, 4 receptions / 141 yards, 1 TD
Top Tackler
  • Virginia – Quin Blanding, 9 tackles
  • Oregon – Tyree Robinson, 7 tackles

at UConnEdit

Virginia Cavaliers vs UConn Huskies
1 2 3 4 Total
Virginia 3 7 0 0

10

UConn 0 3 0 10

13

at Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, Connecticut

  • Date: September 17, 2016
  • Game time: 1:30 PM EDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 76 °F (24 °C) • Wind: S 10 mph • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 31,036
  • Referee: Jeff Maconaghy • Umpire: Rich McMahan • Linesman: Matt Fitzgerald • Line judge: Hugh Campbell • Back judge: Keith Parham • Field judge: Kip Johnson • Side judge: Rich Street • Center judge: James Cole
  • TV announcers (SNY/ESPN3): Eric Frede, Andy Gresh
  • Virginia vs Connecticut (Sep 17, 2016)
Game information
First Quarter
  • Virginia – Alex Furbank 23-yard field goal
Second Quarter
  • Virginia – Albert Reid 9-yard run (Furbank kick)
  • Connecticut – Bobby Puyol 21-yard field goal
Fourth Quarter
  • Connecticut – Bryant Shirreffs 1-yard run (Puyol kick)
  • Connecticut – Puyol 43-yard field goal
Top Passers
  • Virginia – Kurt Benkert, 23/42, 241 yards, 1 INT
  • Connecticut – Bryant Shirreffs, 13/24, 154 yards, 1 INT
Top Rushers
  • Virginia – Albert Reid, 15 carries / 73 yards, 1 TD
  • Connecticut –Arkeel Newsome, 13 carries / 77 yards
Top Receiving
  • Virginia – Keeon Johnson, 6 receptions / 73 yards
  • Connecticut – Noel Thomas, 6 receptions / 91 yards
Top Tackler
  • Virginia – Micah Kiser, 11 tackles
  • Connecticut – Nick Vitale, 11 tackles

Central MichiganEdit

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Virginia Cavaliers
1 2 3 4 Total
Central Michigan 0 14 7 14

35

Virginia 15 13 0 21

49

at Scott StadiumCharlottesville, Virginia

  • Date: September 24, 2016
  • Game time: 12:30 PM EDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 89 °F (32 °C) • Wind: NE 4 mph • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 35,211
  • Referee: Stuart Mullins • Umpire: Johnnie Forte • Linesman: John Hoffmann • Line judge: Robert Zivkovic • Back judge: Robert Luklan • Field judge: Bill Dolbow • Side judge: George Liotus • Center judge: Larry Hayes
  • TV announcers (ACCRSN): Wes Durham, James Bates, Jenn Hildreth
  • Central Michigan vs Virginia (Sep 24, 2016)
Game information
First Quarter
  • Virginia – Olamide Zaccheaus 15-yard pass from Kurt Benkert (Alex Furbank kick)
  • Virginia – Albert Reid 4-yard run (Richard Burney run for two-point conversion)
Second Quarter
  • Virginia – Keeon Johnson 13-yard pass from Benkert (Furbank kick failed)
  • Virginia – Taquan Mizzell 4-yard run (Furbank kick)
  • Central Michigan – Jonathan Ward 1-yard run (Brian Eavey kick)
  • Central Michigan – Corey Willis 85-yard pass from Cooper Rush (Eavey kick)
Third Quarter
  • Central Michigan – Amari Coleman 47-yard interception return (Eavey kick)
Fourth Quarter
  • Central Michigan – Willis 14-yard pass from Cooper Rush (Eavey kick)
  • Virginia – Zaccheaus 82-yard pass from Benkert (Furbank kick)
  • Virginia – Reid 5-yard pass from Benkert (Furbank kick)
  • Virginia – Mizzell 53-yard pass from Benkert (Furbank kick)
  • Central Michigan – Jahray Hayes 5-yard run (Eavey kick)
Top Passers
  • Central Michigan – Cooper Rush, 25/45, 402 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
  • Virginia – Kurt Benkert, 27/43, 421 yards, 5 TD, 1 INT
Top Rushers
  • Central Michigan – Devon Spalding, 12 carries / 48 yards
  • Virginia – Taquan Mizzell, 10 carries / 79 yards, 1 TD
Top Receiving
  • Central Michigan – Corey Willis, 6 receptions / 145 yards, 2 TD
  • Virginia – Olamide Zaccheaus, 8 receptions / 141 yards, 2 TD
Top Tackler
  • Central Michigan – Malik Fountain, 8 tackles
  • Virginia – Quin Blanding, 12 tackles

at DukeEdit

Virginia Cavaliers vs Duke Blue Devils
1 2 3 4 Total
Virginia 6 14 7 7

34

Duke 7 3 3 7

20

at Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, North Carolina

  • Date: October 1, 2016
  • Game time: 12:30 PM EDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 77 °F (25 °C) • Wind: SSW 5 mph • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 25,201
  • Referee: Jeff Flanagan • Umpire: Jim Eckl • Linesman: Arthur Hardin • Line judge: Colin Formulak • Back judge: Bryan Platt • Field judge: Wayne Rundell • Side judge: Richard Wilborn • Center judge: David Goodwin
  • TV announcers (ACC Network): Tom Werme, Dave Archer, Roddy Jones
  • Virginia vs Duke (Oct 1, 2016)
Game information
First Quarter
  • Duke – T.J. Rahming 23-yard pass from Duncan Jones (A.J. Reed kick)
  • Virginia – David Eldridge 28-yard pass from Kurt Benkert (two-point run conversion failed)
Second Quarter
  • Duke – Reed 38-yard field goal
  • Virginia – Albert Reid 1-yard run (Sam Hayward kick)
  • Virginia – Olamide Zaccheaus 12-yard pass from Benkert (Hayward kick)
Third Quarter
  • Duke – Reed 21-yard field goal
  • Virginia – Richard Burney 3-yard pass from Benkert (Hayward kick)
Fourth Quarter
  • Duke – Joseph Ajeigbe 4-yard run (Reed kick)
  • Virginia – Eli Hanback 0-yard fumble return (Hayward kick)
Top Passers
  • Virginia – Kurt Benkert, 23/41, 336 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
  • Duke – Duncan Jones, 33/54, 324 yards, 1 TD, 5 INT
Top Rushers
  • Virginia – Taquan Mizzell, 14 carries / 46 yards
  • Duke – Shaun Wilson, 16 carries / 55 yards
Top Receiving
  • Virginia – David Eldridge, 2 receptions / 112 yards, 1 TD
  • Duke – Quay Chambers, 5 receptions / 90 yards
Top Tackler
  • Virginia – Micah Kiser, 18 tackles
  • Duke – Ben Humphreys, 13 tackles

Pittsburgh (Homecoming)Edit

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Virginia Cavaliers
1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 14 21 0 10

45

Virginia 21 7 0 3

31

at Scott StadiumCharlottesville, Virginia

  • Date: October 15, 2016
  • Game time: 12:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 39,522
  • Referee: Ron Cherry • Umpire: Tom Laverty • Linesman: Troy Gray • Line judge: Allen Andrick • Back judge: Delbert Bell • Field judge: Mark Furtado • Side judge: Richard Wilborn • Center judge: David Goodwin
  • TV announcers (ACC Network): Tom Werme, Dave Archer, Roddy Jones
  • Pittsburgh vs Virginia (Oct 15, 2016)
Game information
First Quarter
  • Virginia – Albert Reid 5-yard run (Sam Hayward kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Jester Weah 38-yard pass from Nathan Peterman (Chris Blewitt kick)
  • Virginia – Taquan Mizzell 44-yard run (Hayward kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Quadree Henderson 93-yard kickoff return (Blewitt kick)
  • Virginia – Olamide Zaccheaus 74-yard pass from Kurt Benkert (Hayward kick)
Second Quarter
  • Pittsburgh – James Conner 1-yard run (Blewitt kick)
  • Virginia – Albert Reid 1-yard run (Hayward kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Conner 1-yard run (Blewitt kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Jordan Whitehead 59-yard interception return (Blewitt kick)
Fourth Quarter
  • Pittsburgh – George Aston 5-yard pass from Peterman (Blewitt kick)
  • Pittsburgh – Blewitt 25-yard field goal
  • Virginia – Hayward 36-yard field goal
Top Passers
  • Pittsburgh – Nathan Peterman, 11/21, 137 yards, 2 TD
  • Virginia – Kurt Benkert, 20/44, 278 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Top Rushers
  • Pittsburgh – James Conner, 20 carries / 90 yards, 2 TD
  • Virginia – Taquan Mizzell, 12 carries / 95 yards, 1 TD
Top Receiving
  • Pittsburgh – Scott Orndoff, 3 receptions / 25 yards
  • Virginia – Keeon Johnson, 5 receptions / 41 yards
Top Tackler
  • Pittsburgh – Matt Galambos, 7 tackles
  • Virginia – Quin Blanding, 16 tackles

North CarolinaEdit

121st South's Oldest Rivalry Game: #22 North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Cavaliers
1 2 3 4 Total
#22 North Carolina 7 7 14 7

35

Virginia 0 7 0 7

14

at Scott StadiumCharlottesville, Virginia

  • Date: October 22, 2016
  • Game time: 3:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 59 °F (15 °C) • Wind: E 9 mph • Weather: Partly sunny
  • Game attendance: 40,882
  • Referee: Duane Heydt • Umpire: Marvin Wilson • Linesman: Kavin McGrath • Line judge: Danny Short • Back judge: Jacques Hooper • Field judge: C. Clougherty • Side judge: Tony Tarantini • Center judge: Steve Disangro
  • TV announcers (ACCRSN): Wes Durham, James Bates, Jenn Hildreth
  • North Carolina vs Virginia (Oct 22, 2016)
Game information
First Quarter
  • North Carolina – Elijah Hood 4-yard run (Nick Weiler kick)
Second Quarter
  • Virginia – Evan Butts 11-yard pass from Matt Johns (Sam Hayward kick)
  • North Carolina – Bug Howard 40-yard pass from Mitch Trubisky (Weiler kick)
Third Quarter
  • North Carolina – Thomas Jackson 10-yard pass from Trubisky (Weiler kick)
  • North Carolina – T. J. Logan 4-yard run (Weiler kick)
Fourth Quarter
  • Virginia – Taquan Mizzell 1-yard run (Hayward kick)
  • North Carolina – Austin Proehl 46-yard pass from Trubisky (Weiler kick)
Top Passers
  • North Carolina – Mitch Trubisky, 24/31, 310 yards, 3 TD
  • Virginia – Kurt Benkurt, 19/32, 126 yards
Top Rushers
  • North Carolina – Elijah Hood, 16 carries / 107 yards, 1 TD
  • Virginia – Taquan Mizzell, 19 carries / 106 yards, 1 TD
Top Receiving
  • North Carolina – Ryan Switzer, 8 receptions / 72 yards
  • Virginia – Taquan Mizzell, 7 receptions / 25 yards
Top Tackler
  • North Carolina – Cole Holcomb, 10 tackles
  • Virginia – Quin Blanding, 13 tackles

LouisvilleEdit

Louisville Cardinals vs Virginia Cavaliers
1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Louisville 7 0 7 18

32

Virginia 10 0 7 8

25

at Scott StadiumCharlottesville, Virginia

  • Date: October 29, 2016
  • Game time: 12:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 61 °F (16 °C) • Wind: S 7 mph • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 34,824
  • Referee: Jerry Magallanes • Umpire: Mark Shupe • Linesman: Tracy Lynch • Line judge: Jim Slayton • Back judge: H. Wittelsberger • Field judge: Jim Biddle • Side judge: Eddie Bonet • Center judge: Sean Geraghty
  • TV announcers (ABC/ESPN2): Allen Bestwick, Mike Belloti, and Kris Budden
  • Louisville vs Virginia (Oct 29, 2016)
Game information
First Quarter
  • Virginia – Sam Hayward 27-yard field goal
  • Louisville – Jamari Staples 15-yard pass from Lamar Jackson (Blanton Creque kick)
  • Virginia – Doni Dowling 9-yard pass from Kurt Benkert (Hayward kick)
Third Quarter
  • Virginia – Olamide Zaccheaus 9-yard pass from Benkert (Hayward kick)
  • Louisville – Reggie Bonnafon 8-yard pass from Jackson (Creque kick)
Fourth Quarter
  • Louisville – Bonnafon 10-yard pass from Jackson (Creque kick)
  • Louisville – Creque 32-yard field goal
  • Virginia – Dowling 4-yard pass from Kurt Benkert (Albert Reid two-point pass conv. from Benkert)
  • Louisville – Jaylen Smith 29-yard pass from Lamar Jackson (Jaylen Smith two-point pass conv. from Jackson)
Top Passers
  • Louisville – Lamar Jackson, 24/41, 361 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT
  • Virginia – Kurt Benkert, 25/39, 238 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT
Top Rushers
  • Louisville – Lamar Jackson, 17 carries / 88 yards
  • Virginia – Taquan Mizzell, 20 carries / 66 yards
Top Receiving
  • Louisville – Jamari Staples, 7 receptions / 120 yards, 1 TD
  • Virginia – Doni Dowling, 5 receptions / 70 yards, 2 TD
Top Tackler
  • Louisville – Chucky Williams, 8 tackles
  • Virginia – Micah Kiser, 14 tackles

at Wake ForestEdit

Virginia Cavaliers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
1 2 3 4 Total
Virginia 6 0 14 0

20

Wake Forest 7 10 0 10

27

at BB&T FieldWinston-Salem, North Carolina

  • Date: November 5, 2016
  • Game time: 3:00 PM EST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 63 °F (17 °C) • Wind: WNW 4 mph • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 25,334
  • Referee: Riley Johnson • Umpire: Michael Wooten • Linesman: Mike Pavese • Line judge: Tim Graham • Back judge: Scot Maslin • Field judge: Mike Cullin • Side judge: Jim Corpora • Center judge: Tom McCreesh
  • TV announcers (ACCRSN): Wes Durham, James Bates, Niki Noto
  • Virginia vs Wake Forest (Nov 5, 2016)
Game information
First Quarter
  • Virginia – Jordan Ellis 6-yard run (two-point pass conv. failed)
  • Wake Forest – John Wolford 64-yard run (Mike Weaver kick)
Second Quarter
  • Wake Forest – Weaver 46-yard field goal
  • Wake Forest – Cam Serigne 3-yard pass from Wolford (Weaver kick)
Third Quarter
  • Virginia – Doni Dowling 2-yard pass from Kurt Benkert (Sam Hayward kick)
  • Virginia – Taquan Mizzell 45-yard pass from Benkert (Hayward kick)
Fourth Quarter
  • Wake Forest – Weaver 36-yard field goal
  • Wake Forest – Jessie Bates 39-yard interception return (Weaver kick)
Top Passers
  • Virginia – Kurt Benkert, 20/39, 190 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
  • Wake Forest – John Wolford, 9/10, 83 yards, 1 TD
Top Rushers
  • Virginia – Taquan Mizzell, 16 carries / 80 yards
  • Wake Forest – John Wolford, 16 carries / 94 yards, 1 TD
Top Receiving
  • Virginia – Doni Dowling, 8 receptions / 76 yards, 1 TD
  • Wake Forest – Cam Serigne, 2 receptions / 24 yards, 1 TD
Top Tackler
  • Virginia – Micah Kiser, 11 tackles
  • Wake Forest – Marquel Lee, 7 tackles

Miami (FL)Edit

Miami Hurricanes vs Virginia Cavaliers
1 2 3 4 Total
Miami (FL) 7 10 10 7

34

Virginia 7 7 0 0

14

at Scott StadiumCharlottesville, Virginia

  • Date: November 12, 2016
  • Game time: 2:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 39,867
  • TV announcers (ACCRSN): Wes Durham, James Bates, Jenn Hildredth
Game information
First Quarter
  • Virginia – Taquan Mizzell 2-yard run (Sam Hayward kick)
  • Miami (FL) – Joseph Yearby 10-yard run (Michael Badgley kick)
Second Quarter
  • Miami (FL) – Badgley 40-yard field goal
  • Miami (FL) – David Njoku 7-yard pass from Kaaya (Badgley kick)
  • Virginia – David Eldridge 13-yard pass from Benkert (Hayward kick)
Third Quarter
  • Miami (FL) – Badgley 44-yard field goal
  • Miami (FL) – Ahmmon Richards 77-yard pass from Kaaya (Badgley kick)
Fourth Quarter
  • Miami (FL) – Mark Walton 15-yard run (Badgley kick)
Top Passers
  • Miami (FL) – Brad Kaaya 14/29, 228 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
  • Virginia – Kurt Benkert 16/27, 143 yards, 1 TD
Top Rushers
  • Miami (FL) – Mark Walton, 16 carries / 111 yards, 1 TD
  • Virginia – Taquan Mizzell, 22 carries / 89 yards, 1 TD
Top Receiving
  • Miami (FL) – Ahmmon Richards, 3 receptions / 100 yards, 1 TD
  • Virginia – Doni Dowling, 4 receptions / 77 yards
Top Tackler
  • Miami (FL) – Jamal Carter Sr., 9 tackles
  • Virginia – Micah Kiser, 12 tackles

at Georgia TechEdit

Virginia Cavaliers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
1 2 3 4 Total
Virginia 0 10 0 7

17

Georgia Tech 0 7 14 10

31

at Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, Georgia

  • Date: November 19, 2016
  • Game time: 12:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 42,136
  • TV: ACC Network
Game information
Second Quarter
  • Virginia – Daniel Hamm 4-yard run (Sam Hayward kick)
  • Georgia Tech – Marcus Marshall 67-yard run (Harrison Butker kick)
  • Virginia – Hayward 30-yard field goal
Third Quarter
  • Georgia Tech – Clinton Lynch 54-yard pass from Thomas (Butker kick)
  • Georgia Tech – Qua Searcy 60-yard run (Butker kick)
Fourth Quarter
  • Georgia Tech – Butker 41-yard field goal
  • Virginia – Ryan Santoro 1-yard pass from Johns (Hayward kick)
  • Georgia Tech – Lance Austin 24-yard interception return (Butker kick)
Top Passers
  • Virginia – Matt Johns, 27/44, 220 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT
  • Georgia Tech – Justin Thomas, 5/10, 122 yards, 1 TD
Top Rushers
  • Virginia – Taquan Mizzell, 24 carries / 131 yards
  • Georgia Tech – Marcus Marshall, 16 carries / 127 yards, 1 TD
Top Receiving
  • Virginia – Doni Dowling, 9 receptions / 68 yards
  • Georgia Tech – Clinton Lynch, 3 receptions / 85 yards, 1 TD
Top Tackler
  • Virginia – Quin Blanding, 6 tackles
  • Georgia Tech – P.J. Davis, 13 tackles

at Virginia TechEdit

98th Battle for the Commonwealth Cup: Virginia Cavaliers vs Virginia Tech Hokies
1 2 3 4 Total
Virginia 0 0 3 7

10

Virginia Tech 7 21 24 0

52

at Lane StadiumBlacksburg, Virginia

  • Date: November 26, 2016
Game information
First Quarter
  • Virginia Tech – Sam Rogers 8-yard Rush (Slye Kick)
Second Quarter
  • Virginia Tech – Cam Phillips 39-yard Pass From Jerod Evans (Slye Kick)
  • Virginia Tech – Sam Rogers 32-yard Rush (Slye Kick)
  • Virginia Tech – Jerod Evans 1-yard Rush (Slye Kick)
Third Quarter
  • Virginia Tech – Bucky Hodges 42-yard Pass From Jerod Evans (Slye Kick)
  • Virginia Tech – Joey Slye 24-yard field goal
  • Virginia – Sam Hayward 29-yard field goal
  • Virginia Tech – Andrew Motuapuaka 70-yard Fumble Return (Slye Kick)
  • Virginia Tech – Travon McMillian 31-yard Pass From Brenden Motley (Slye Kick)
Fourth Quarter
  • Virginia – Olamide Zaccheaus 39-yard Pass From Kurt Benkert (Hayward Kick)
Top Passers
  • Virginia – Kurt Benkert, 9/26, 122 yards, 1 TD
  • Virginia Tech – Jerod Evans, 16/27, 253 yards, 2 TD
Top Rushers
  • Virginia – Taquan Mizzell, 22 carries / 113 yards
  • Virginia Tech – Sam Rogers, 15 carries / 105 yards, 2 TD
Top Receiving
  • Virginia – Doni Dowling, 3 receptions / 26 yards
  • Virginia Tech – Cam Phillips, 6 receptions / 87 yards, 1 TD
Top Tackler
  • Virginia – Micah Kiser, 14 tackles
  • Virginia Tech – Andrew Motuapuaka, 6 tackles

RosterEdit

2016 Virginia Cavaliers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TB 2 Reid, AlbertAlbert Reid Sr
TB 4 Mizzell, TaquanTaquan Mizzell Sr
QB 6 Benkert, KurtKurt Benkert Jr
WR 7 Dowling, DoniDoni Dowling Jr
WR 8 Johnson, KeeonKeeon Johnson Sr
TB 10 Ellis, JordanJordan Ellis So
WR 11 Eldridge, DavidDavid Eldridge So
QB 15 Johns, MattMatt Johns Sr
QB 16 Brewer, ConnorConnor Brewer Sr
WR 18 Hogg, BenBen Hogg So
WR 19 Levrone, AndreAndre Levrone Jr
TB 22 Hamm, DanielDaniel Hamm Jr
WR 23 Craft, WarrenWarren Craft RFr
WR 26 Calloway, AnthonyAnthony Calloway Jr
WR 33 Zaccheaus, OlamideOlamide Zaccheaus So
FB 41 Wingo-Reeves, ConnorConnor Wingo-Reeves Sr
WR 44 Cowley, TannerTanner Cowley RFr
TE 46 Butts, EvanEvan Butts So
C 50 Matteo, JacksonJackson Matteo (C) Sr
OT 61 Jenkins, TrentonTrenton Jenkins RFr
OG 62 Karl, SeanSean Karl Sr
OT 64 Trent, BenBen Trent Fr
OL 65 Knutson, BenBen Knutson Fr
OT 67 English, JackJack English Jr
OG 70 Moss, StevenSteven Moss So
OG 71 McDonald, JackJack McDonald Jr
OT 72 Smith, EricEric Smith Sr
OT 74 Bischoff, RyanRyan Bischoff RFr
WR 75 Tyree, RambertRambert Tyree So
OT 76 Mooney, MichaelMichael Mooney Sr
OT 77 Fieler, JakeJake Fieler So
C 78 Proctor, R.J.R.J. Proctor RFr
OL 79 Reinkensmeyer, DillonDillon Reinkensmeyer Fr
WR 80 Dubois, HasiseHasise Dubois Fr
WR 81 Reed, JoeJoe Reed Fr
WR 82 Urie, BraedonBraedon Urie So
TE 83 Marshall, BrendanBrendan Marshall Jr
WR 85 Blackman, ColeCole Blackman Fr
TE 87 Burney, RichardRichard Burney RFr
WR 88 Santoro, RyanRyan Santoro Sr
WR 96 Le, DylanDylan Le So
QB 99 Spaziani, JoeJoe Spaziani So
QB Abramson, SonnySonny Abramson Fr
WR Blundin, EthanEthan Blundin Fr
QB Cross, De'VanteDe'Vante Cross Fr
WR Gardner, RossRoss Gardner So
OG Kidd, PatrickPatrick Kidd So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 1 Wilkins, DonteDonte Wilkins (C) Sr
FS 3 Blanding, QuinQuin Blanding Jr
CB 5 Harris, TimTim Harris Sr
DE 9 Brown, AndrewAndrew Brown Jr
OLB 13 Peace, ChrisChris Peace So
CB 14 Robinson, MylesMyles Robinson So
OLB 17 Cook, MalcolmMalcolm Cook Jr
DE 20 Wright, StevenSteven Wright RFr
FS 21 Thornhill, JuanJuan Thornhill So
S 25 Sharp, ChrisChris Sharp RFr
OLB 27 Jones, CoryCory Jones So
SS 28 Wahee, WilfredWilfred Wahee Sr
OLB 29 Gallon, EricEric Gallon So
CB 31 Gibson, KareemKareem Gibson RFr
CB 32 Garner, KirkKirk Garner Jr
DB 34 Hall, BryceBryce Hall Fr
OLB 36 Paul, GladimirGladimir Paul RFr
DB 37 Mack, JordanJordan Mack Fr
SS 38 Rainey, KelvinKelvin Rainey Sr
DB 39 Moore, ChrisChris Moore Fr
ILB 40 Stalker, C.J.C.J. Stalker So
ILB 42 Simmons, JahvoniJahvoni Simmons RFr
OLB 43 Fitzgerald, SeanSean Fitzgerald RFr
OLB 45 Kellam, ReedReed Kellam RFr
DL 49 Shifflett, AlecAlec Shifflett Jr
ILB 51 Bradshaw, ZachZach Bradshaw Sr
ILB 52 Snyder, RobertRobert Snyder Fr
ILB 53 Kiser, MicahMicah Kiser (C) Jr
OLB 54 Terrell, MattMatt Terrell Fr
DE 55 Abdullah, NajiNaji Abdullah RFr
DT 56 Miles-Redmond, AndreAndre Miles-Redmond Sr
DT 57 Trucilla, JamesJames Trucilla RFr
DE 58 Hanback, EliEli Hanback RFr
DE 59 Hall, MarkMark Hall Sr
S 60 Epps, C. J.C. J. Epps RFr
CB 66 Davis, ChuckChuck Davis Fr
OLB 68 Davis, DillonDillon Davis Fr
CB 69 Grant, NickNick Grant Fr
DE 90 Powers, JackJack Powers Jr
ILB 92 Sheppard, DominicDominic Sheppard RFr
DE 93 Baumgardner, ChristianChristian Baumgardner Fr
ILB 94 Guerci, MichaelMichael Guerci So
OLB 95 Moye, JuwanJuwan Moye Fr
ILB 98 Word, LandanLandan Word Fr
DL Brooks, ChristianChristian Brooks Fr
OLB Bryant, DreDre Bryant Fr
DL Crutchfield, OsirisOsiris Crutchfield Fr
CB Latimore, DariousDarious Latimore So
FS Nelson, BrentonBrenton Nelson Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 30 Conte, NicholasNicholas Conte Sr
P 47 Coleman, LesterLester Coleman So
PK 84 Furbank, AlexAlex Furbank So
PK 89 Heyward, SamSam Heyward Jr
PK 91 Sims, DylanDylan Sims Sr
PK Griffin, NashNash Griffin Fr
P Halpern, TraceTrace Halpern RFr
LS Shirley, TylerTyler Shirley Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster
Last update: August 28, 2016

ReferencesEdit

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