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Team Defense

Game Highs & Lows Since 1950

Total Defense

Plays
37
Fewest
at Richmond - 1963
at West Virginia - 1966
100
Most
Syracuse - 2002
vs. William & Mary - 1971
at Ohio - 1971
Yards Allowed
35
Fewest
Duke - 2005
833
Most
at Alabama - 1973
TDs
11
Most
at Alabama - 1973

Rushing Defense

Rushing Attempts
16
Fewest
East Carolina - 2011
Marshall - 2002
78
Most
vs. Wake Forest - 1971
Yards Allowed
-28
Fewest
Arkansas State - 1997
at Tampa - 1967
748
Most
at Alabama - 1973
TDs
9
Most
at Alabama - 1973

Pass Defense

Passing Attempts
2
Fewest
at Clemson - 1956
67
Most
Clemson - 2007
Completions
0
Fewest
six times
38
Most
Clemson - 2007
Yards Allowed
0
Fewest
at Clemson - 1956
at West Virginia - 1957
498
Most
Maryland - 1993
TDs
6
Most
at Vanderbilt - 1982

Punt Returns

Returns
0
Fewest
Several times, Most Recent:
Duke - 2013
9
Most
Syracuse - 1988
Yards Allowed
-13
Fewest
East Carolina - 2011
187
Most
at Maryland - 1950
TDs
1
Most
Several times, Most Recent:
Maryland - 2013

Kickoff Returns

Returns
0
Fewest
Several times, Most Recent:
Miami - 2006
9
Most
Several times, Most Recent:
Duke - 2007
Yards Allowed
-1
Fewest
vs. Wake Forest - 1979
226
Most
North Carolina - 2012
TDs
1
Most
Several times, Most Recent:
Alabama - 2013

First Downs

FDs Allowed
4
Fewest
at Pennsylvania - 1955
34
Most
vs. William & Mary - 1971
Rushing FDs Allowed
0
Fewest
Maryland - 2008
26
Most
at Alabama - 1973
Passing FDs Allowed
0
Fewest
Several times, Most Recent:
Duke - 2008
22
Most
East Carolina - 1992
FDs by Penalty
0
Fewest
Several times, Most Recent:
Virginia - 2013
6
Most
South Carolina - 1990
vs. Villanova - 1973

Fumbles

Fumbles Caused
11
Most
at Florida State - 1958
Fumbles Recovered
5
Most
several times
Season Highs & Lows Since 1950

Total Defense

Plays
691
Fewest
1997 (11 games)
960
Most
2007 (14 games)
Yards Allowed
2,401
Fewest
1980 (11 games)
5,136
Most
1973 (11 games)
Yards Per Game
218.0
Fewest
1980 (11 games)
466.0
Most
1973 (11 games)
Yards Per Play
3.00
Fewest
1984 (11 games)
6.00
Most
1973 (11 games)

Rushing Defense

Rushing Attempts
367
Fewest
1983 (11 games)
610
Most
1973 (11 games)
Yards Allowed
544
Fewest
1982 (11 games)
3,453
Most
1973 (11 games)
Yards Per Game
49.5
Fewest
1982 (11 games)
313.9
Most
1973 (11 games)
Yards Per Carry
1.0
Fewest
1982 (11 games)
5.0
Most
1973 (11 games)
TDs
2
Fewest
1982 (11 games)
37
Most
1973 (11 games)

Pass Defense

Passing Attempts
177
Fewest
1952 (11 games)
518
Most
2007 (14 games)
Completions
87
Fewest
1952 (11 games)
277
Most
2007 (14 games)
Yards Allowed
1,064
Fewest
1952 (11 games)
3,009
Most
2003 (13 games)
Yards Per Game
96.0
Fewest
1952 (11 games)
251.0
Most
1993 (11 games)
Yards Per Attempt
5.17
Fewest
2001 (11 games)
8.0
Most
1973 (11 games)
Yards Per Completion
10.35
Fewest
2006 (13 games)
16.0
Most
1973 (11 games)
TDs Passing
6
Fewest
1975 (11 games)
1983 (11 games)
2006 (13 games)
19
Most
2003 (13 games)
2010 (14 games)
Completion Pct.
43.0
Fewest
1980 (11 games)
60.2
Most
2003 (13 games)

Scoring Defense

Points Allowed
91
Fewest
1983 (11 games)
380
Most
1973 (11 games)
Points Per Game
8.27
Fewest
1983 (11 games)
34.5
Most
1973 (11 games)
TDs
11
Fewest
1980 (11 games)
1982 (11 games)
1983 (11 games)
52
Most
1973 (11 games)

Punt Returns

Returns
9
Fewest
1999 (11 games)
40
Most
1970 (11 games)
Yards Allowed
36
Fewest
1999 (11 games)
529
Most
1952 (11 games)
Yards Per Return
2.0
Fewest
1986 (11 games)
14.0
Most
1974 (11 games)
TDs
2
Most
1970 (11 games)
1988 (11 games)
2008 (14 games)
2013 (13 games)

Kickoff Returns

Returns
23
Fewest
1978 (11 games)
63
Most
2007 (14 games)
2009 (13 games)
Yards Allowed
404
Fewest
1975 (11 games)
1,461
Most
2010 (14 games)
Yards Per Return
15.0
Fewest
1980 (11 games)
25.0
Most
1970 (11 games)
TDs
1
Most
Several times, Most Recent:
1987 (11 games)

First Downs

FDs Allowed
143
Fewest
1980 (11 games)
252
Most
1971 (11 games)
Rushing FDs Allowed
46
Fewest
1982 (11 games)
151
Most
1973 (11 games)
Passing FDs Allowed
34
Fewest
1952 (11 games)
138
Most
2007 (14 games)
FDs by Penalty
2
Fewest
1952 (11 games)
27
Most
2012 (13 games)

Fumbles

Opponent Fumbles
14
Fewest
1992 (11 games)
2000 (11 games)
48
Most
1975 (11 games)
Fumbles Recovered
6
Fewest
2000 (11 games)
29
Most
1972 (11 games)
Tackling Records Since 1974
Most Tackles
Game: 30 Rick Razzano at Kentucky - 1977
Season: 177 Scott Hill - 1987
Season: 177 Rick Razzano - 1975
Career: 634 Rick Razzano - 1974-1977
Most Unassisted Tackles
Game: 21 Rick Razzano vs. Richmond - 1975
Season: 102 Rick Razzano - 1975
Career: 368 Rick Razzano - 1974-1977
Most Assisted Tackles
Game: 15 Mike Johnson vs. Miami - 1982
15 Ashley Lee vs. Richmond - 1981
Season: 110 Scott Hill - 1987
Career: 266 Rick Razzano - 1974-1977
Most Quarterback Sacks
Game: 4 J.C. Price vs. Miami - 1995
4 Bruce Smith vs. Duke - 1983
4 Morgan Roane vs. William & Mary - 1985
4 Bruce Smith vs. William & Mary - 1984
Season: 22 Bruce Smith - 1983
Career: 46 Bruce Smith - 1981-1984
Most Tackles For Loss
(Includes Sacks)
Season: 31 Bruce Smith - 1983
Career: 71 Bruce Smith - 1981-1984

Year-By-Year Leaders
YearNameTotal
1974 Rick Razzano 165
1975 Rick Razzano 177
1976 Rick Razzano 140
1977 Rick Razzano 152
1978 Chip Keatley 102
1979 Chris Cosh 86
1980 Ashley Lee 95
1981 Ashley Lee 146
1982 Mike Johnson 148
1983 Mike Johnson 135
1984 Vince Daniels 113
1985 Paul Nelson 103
1986 Paul Nelson 104
1987 Scott Hill 177
1988 Horacio Moronta 81
1989 Bobby Martin 79
1990 Archie Hopkins 89
1991 Wooster Pack 70
1992 Melendez Byrd 89
1992 P.J. Preston 89
1993 Ken Brown 113
1994 George DelRicco 130
1995 George DelRicco 137
1996 Brandon Semones 88
1997 Steve Tate 104
1998 Jamel Smith 99
1999 Jamel Smith 89
2000 Ben Taylor 103
2001 Ben Taylor 121
2002 Mikal Baaqee 112
2003 Michael Crawford 131
2004 Mikal Baaqee 71
2005 Vince Hall 112
2006 Vince Hall 128
2007 Xavier Adibi 115
2008 Purnell Sturdivant 99
2009 Cody Grimm 106
2010 Bruce Taylor 91
2011 Antone Exum 89
2012 Jack Tyler 119
2013 Jack Tyler 100
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