Despite the Virginia Cavaliers struggles as a team this season, some of the players on the offensive side of the ball have put up impressive numbers so far. Matt Johns, Canaan Severin, and Taquan "Smoke" Mizzell have are piling up stats worth noting.
Matt Johns - So far the junior passer has thrown for 2,295 yards and 17 touchdowns on the season. The last UVA QB to do that was Matt Schaub, who put up those numbers in both his junior and senior years. The only other ACC QB with those totals this year is Deshaun Watson of #1 Clemson. Even though Johns has piled up interceptions as well, his QB rating is still a solid 128.3. In the past 10 seasons, only Michael Rocco's rating in the 2012 season is higher. He already ranks 12th on Virginia's all-time passing yards list and 9th in touchdowns.
Canaan Severin - This season the senior receiver has 50 catches for 699 yards and seven touchdowns. He is the first UVA WR in four years to have that many yards in a season. If he gets just 9 more catches, 68 more yards, and 1 more TD in the next two games, he will have amassed the best statistical season for a UVA WR since Billy McMullen, whose 83 catch, 1060 yards, 12 TD 2001 season is the standard the past 15 years. The most recent Virginia player to match Severin's career stats of 1,323 yards, 12 TDs, and 98 receptions is Heath Miller.
Taquan "Smoke" Mizzell - So far this season, junior dual threat running back Smoke Mizzell has 577 rushing yards and 628 receiving yards. He is the only player in the country with 500 or more rushing and receiving yards this season. He only needs 123 more rushing yards and 72 more receiving yards to become the first 700/700 player since Percy Harvin in 2007. Mizzell is already ranked 6th on the all-time Virginia career receptions list at 131. His 63 receptions this season are already the 5th most in a season and with only 7 more receptions he could be #2 on that list.
With just two games left on the season, these three Wahoo performers are worth watching.