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In the game plan, a concession

That was my first thought after watching Virginia struggle to try to move the ball in the first half in its 33-21 loss at Georgia Tech on Saturday.

My second thought: Is it accurate to even use the term try to describe the game plan on offense after what we saw in the first half?

Yeah, sure – Marc Verica ended up throwing for 239 yards, but a lot of that came in the fourth quarter when the game was out of reach. Verica threw for just 22 yards in the first half on 6-of-11 passing.

That’s right. Virginia threw the ball 11 times in the first two quarters and gained 22 yards for its trouble.

Two yards per attempt.

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