1989 Uniform
1989 Game Photos
1989 Team Photo
Coach: George Welsh   Record: 10-3   ACC: 6-1   Home: 6-0   Away: 4-1   Neutral: 0-2   PF: 371   PA: 272
Roster & Statistics
Offensive & Defensive Leaders
ACC Standings
Box Scores
AP Rankings
Final UPI Rankings
Starting Lineups
Individual Stats - Offense
Individual Stats - Defense
Team Statistics
Passing: Shawn Moore, 125-221, 2,078 yards, 18 TDs, 7 INTs
Rushing: Marcus Wilson, 223 carries, 1,098 yards, 4 TDs
Receptions: Bruce McGonnigal, 42 receptions, 634 yards, 6 TDs
Receiving Yards: Herman Moore, 36 receptions, 848 yards, 10 TDs
Scoring: Jake McInerney, 88
Tackles: Phil Thomas, 104
Tackles for Loss: Phil Thomas & Tyrone Lewis, 8
Sacks: Phil Thomas, 5
Interceptions: Jason Wallace, 5
1989 Season
Captains: Roy Brown, Shawn Moore, Ray Savage
Awards & Honors:
Ray Savage: 1st Team All-America by Kodak; 2nd Team All-America by
College and Pro Football Weekly; Honorable Mention All-America by UPI
and The Sporting News; 1st Team All-ACC
Roy Brown: 2nd Team All-America by Associated Press; Honorable
Mention All-America by UPI and The Sporting News; 1st Team All-ACC
Shawn Moore: Honorable Mention All-America by UPI and The Sporting
News; ACC Offensive Player of the Year; 1st Team All-ACC
Bruce McGonnigal: Honorable Mention All-America by UPI and The
Sporting News; 1st Team All-ACC
Chris Slade: Honorable Mention All-America by The Sporting News;
UVa's Defensive MVP in the Citrus Bowl
Herman Moore: Honorable Mention All-America by The Sporting News;
2nd Team All-ACC
Marcus Wilson: 1st Team All-ACC
Tony Covington: 2nd Team All-ACC
Jake McInerney: 2nd Team All-ACC
Ray Roberts: 2nd Team All-ACC
Phil Thomas: 2nd Team All-ACC
Players Drafted: Marcus Wilson, 6th Round (149), Raiders; Ray Savage,
8th Round (198), Rams; Tim O'Connor, 11th Round (288), Bengals
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Game Notes
vs. #2 Notre Dame
(Kickoff Classic)
L, 36-13
Defending national champion Notre Dame outgains
Virginia 333-60 in building a 33-0 halftime lead, cruises
to an easy victory.
at #12 Penn State
W, 14-6
Shawn Moore and Herman Moore hook up for two TD
passes as the Hoos get their first victory over a top-20
team since 1986.
at Georgia Tech
W, 17-10
Marcus Wilson (153 rushing yards) and Bruce
McGonnigal (157 receiving yards) lead the offense,
while the defense holds the Jackets to 73 passing
vs. Duke
W, 49-28
Shawn Moore goes all Shawn Moore (14-15 for 295
yards and three TDs passing, 38 yards and two TDs
rushing) on the eventual ACC "co-champion" Blue
Devils."  (Years later, George Welsh responded to
Steve Spurrier's contention that Duke, not UVa, should
have received the ACC's berth in the 1989 Citrus Bowl
with the following: "One thing I could never understand
about Steve Spurrier, and you can quote me, we
scored touchdowns on seven straight possessions in
that game. And...it could've been worse. And then he
said, Well, we should have been champions, because
we beat the kings. They beat Clemson, and we didn't.
I'll tell you what. I might have been able to score 70 that
night if I wanted to."  I friggin' loved George Welsh.)
vs. William & Mary
W, 24-12
Virginia rushes for 398 yards and Tony Covington
picks off two passes as the Hoos hold off William &
at #15 Clemson
L, 34-20
Matt Blundin performs well in his first career start
(filling in for an injured Shawn Moore), but Clemson
pulls away late, outscoring Virginia 10-0 in the 4th
vs. UNC
W, 50-17
The Hoos outscore the Heels 36-3 in the 2nd and 3rd
quarters, put up their highest point total since 1968.
vs. Wake Forest
W, 47-28
Shawn Moore throws for 280 yards and three TDs
and rushes for 77 yards and another score, while
Jake McInerney breaks the school record for most
points in a game by a kicker (17).
vs. Louisville
W, 16-15
Jake McInerney kicks a 37-yard field goal as time
expires to give Virginia the victory. I missed this game
because I was too hungover from the night before. I
at #18 NC State
W, 20-9
The Hoos get their second victory over a top-20 team
despite completing only three passes and losing the
time of possession battle by 13 minutes.
vs. Virginia Tech
W, 32-25
"They just lined up and ran it down our throats."  --
Virginia Tech LB Bobby Martin
at Maryland
W, 48-21
Shawn Moore accounts for five TDs as the Hoos
wrap up a share of their first-ever ACC title, win 10
games for the first time, and get their first victory in
College Park since 1971.
vs. #11 Illinois
(Citrus Bowl)
L, 31-21
The Hoos hang tough, but the Virginia defense has no
answers for
Jeff George's mullet.
Orange jersey, orange pants
Orange jersey, white pants
vs. Duke; vs. William & Mary; vs. UNC; vs. Wake Forest; vs.
Louisville; vs. Virginia Tech; vs. Illinois
White jersey, orange pants
vs. Notre Dame; at Penn State; at Clemson; at NC State; at Maryland
White jersey, white pants
Need Game Photo
at Georgia Tech