Nov. 22, 2003
By CHRIS KAHN
Associated Press Writer
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Matt Schaub passed for 239 yards and a touchdown to help Virginia beat Georgia Tech 29-17 Saturday, making the Cavaliers eligible for a bowl game in their ACC finale.
The Cavaliers (6-5, 4-4) held P.J. Daniels, the leading rusher in the conference, to 76 yards on 18 carries. Daniels ran for 240 yards last week against North Carolina.
The win makes puts Virginia in strong consideration for the Tangerine Bowl on Dec. 22, said Dylan Thomas, the bowl’s director of administration and ticketing. Thomas said at halftime that bowl officials will meet Monday, but they could make a decision by Sunday.
Heath Miller finished with six catches for 110 yards, setting an ACC record for tight ends with 53 receptions in a season.
The Yellow Jackets (6-5, 4-4) haven’t won at Scott Stadium since beating top-ranked Virginia in 1990.
Georgia Tech had gotten as close as 23-17 in the third quarter, but with 8:26 to go in the game, Almondo Curry intercepted Reggie Ball’s and Virginia made a field goal.
Ball was 16-of-30 for 157 yards and one interception.
Virginia held Georgia Tech scoreless in the first quarter and opened a 23-7 lead by halftime.
Schaub hit Miller on a 10-yard pass for the Cavaliers’ first score, and the Jamaine Winbor stripped Daniels on the following drive to set up Connor Hughes’ 31-yard field goal.
After another Virginia field goal, P.J. Daniels charged 15 yards untouched for Tech’s first score.