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Game 7: VIRGINIA

October 25
Scott Stadium
Charlottesville, VA

General Information

Location: Charlottesville, VA
Stadium: Scott Stadium (40,000)
Surface: Natural Grass
Enrollment: 18,073
Founded: 1819
Colors: Orange & Blue
Nickname: Cavaliers
Conference: Atlantic Coast
Offensive System: Multiple I
Defensive System: 4-3
1996 Record: 7-5
1996 Conference Record/Finish: 5-3/4th
1996 Bowl Appearance: Carquest
President: John T. Casteen, III
Athletic Director: Terry Holland
Sports Publicist: Rich Murray
Assistant Publicist: Michael Colley
SID Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3785, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: George Welsh (Navy '56)
Record at UVA: 105-68-3 (15 years)
Overall Record: 160-114-4 (24 years)
Assistant Coaches: Sparky Woods (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks); Rick Lantz (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers); Andre Powell (Wide Receivers); David Turner (Defensive Tackles); Paul Schudel (Offensive Line); Bob Petchel (Defensive Ends); Danny Wilmer (Tight Ends/Recruiting Coor-dinator); Art Markos (Defensive Backs); Bob Price (Running Backs

Player Information

Lettermen Returning: (O) 16, (D) 20
Lettermen Lost: (O) 11, (D) 9
Starters Returning: (O) 5, (D) 4
Starters Lost: (O) 7, (D) 7
Specialists Returning/Lost: 0/2
Offensive Starters Returning: Germane Crowell (WR); Bryan Owen (WR); Doug Karczewski (OT); Julius Williams (OT); Trevor Britton (OG)
Defensive Starters Returning: Tony Dingle (DT); Wali Rainer (LB); Stephen Phelan (DB); Anthony Poindexter (DB)
All-Star Candidates: Germane Crowell (WR); Wali Rainer (LB); Anthony Poindexter (DB)

Game Notes

FSU's 29-game ACC winning streak since joining the conference in '92 was snapped the last time the Seminoles played Virginia in Charlottesville by a score of 33-28...tailback Warrick Dunn was stopped inches short of the goal line as time expired on a Thursday night ESPN contest...Virginia is the only team to beat FSU in conference play...Florida State leads the all-time series 4-1...the Seminoles defeated UVa in a homecoming game last year, 31-24...the All-ACC backfield of Warrick Dunn and Tiki Barber each rushed for over 100 yards, combining for 281 yards on the day...the Cavs have held a halftime lead in the last two match-ups...FSU has gained at least 500 yards of total offense in each of the past four meetings...UVa's roster features 10 players from the state of Florida...both teams lost their starting placekicker and punter to graduation (FSU - Bentley & Liss, UVa -Garcia & Brice)...each ranked in the top three of their respective categories in the '96 ACC standings...Virginia was one of six ranked teams that Florida State played last year...QB Thad Busby had a career day with 316 yards on 25-of-36 passing in last year's FSU victory in Tallahassee.

Cavalier Schedule & Results

1997 Schedule
September   4   at Auburn
September  13   Richmond
September  27   at North Carolina
October     4   Wake Forest
October    11   at Clemson
October    18   DUKE
October    25   Florida State
November    1   at Maryland
November    8   GEORGIA TECH
November   15   at NC State
November   29   Virginia Tech

1996 Results (7-5)

                     UV-OPP
Central Michigan      55-21
Maryland               21-3
at Wake Forest         42-7
Texas                 37-13
at Georgia Tech        7-13
NC State              62-14
at Florida State      24-31
at Duke                27-3
Clemson               16-24
North Carolina        20-17
at Virginia Tech       9-26
Miami (Carquest Bowl) 21-31

All-Time Series

(W-4, L-1)
Year  Site               Score
1992  Charlottesville     13-3
1993  Tallahassee        40-14
1994  Tallahassee        41-17
1995  Charlottesville    28-33
1996  Tallahassee        31-24 

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