| Best games at Scott Stadium
September 8, 1990: #14 Virginia 20, #9 Clemson 7
UVa entered this game with an 0-29 record against Clemson.
The win was Virginia's first-ever victory over an opponent
ranked in the top ten. Both goalposts came down when the
fans stormed the field; the first actually fell with 48 seconds
still on the clock. The win proved to be something of a
watershed in UVa football history in that it set the stage for the
1990 squad to begin the season 7-0, rising to #1 in the polls
for the first time. In addition, whereas UVa had gone 0-29
against Clemson prior to the 1990 game, as of 2006 UVa has
gone 8-6-1 against Clemson beginning with that 1990 win.
November 3, 1990: Georgia Tech 41, #1 Virginia 38
The Yellow Jackets ended Virginia's three-week reign at #1 in
the polls as they overcame a two-touchdown halftime deficit
to win on Scott Sisson's 37-yard field goal with :07 left.
November 2, 1995: #24 Virginia 33, #2 Florida State 28
This nationally-televised contest was the first Thursday night
game played at Scott Stadium and marked Florida State's first
loss in an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) game (after
winning its first 29). In arguably the greatest victory in Virginia
football history, FSU running back Warrick Dunn was stopped
inches from the south end zone goal line after taking a direct
snap on the game's final play. Fans stormed the field and
brought down both goal posts, a feat not since repeated at
November 16, 1996: Virginia 20, #6 North Carolina 17
With Mack Brown's squad poised to clinch a spot in the Bowl
Alliance, UVa trailed North Carolina 17-3 in the 4th quarter
and the Tar Heels were driving for the knockout blow when
Antwan Harris picked off a 3rd down pass and returned it 95
yards for a touchdown. Following quarterback Tim Sherman's
touchdown scramble on the Hoos' next drive, kicker Rafael
Garcia hit the game-winning 32-yard field goal with :39 left. In
this installment of the South's Oldest Rivalry, Virginia
extended North Carolina's winless drought in Scott Stadium
to 15 years with the 20-17 upset.
November 13, 2004: #18 Miami 31, #10 Virginia 21
The stadium's attendance record was set as 63,701 fans
saw #18 Miami defeat #10 Virginia 31-21.
October 15, 2005: Virginia 26, #4 Florida State 21
Ten seasons after the 33-28 milestone, Virginia's 1995 ACC
Co-Championship squad was honored in a halftime
ceremony. UVa went on to win in a 26-21 upset for its first
victory over FSU since the 1995 game.