Some D, please

Reading through the postgame quotes from UVa. football coach Mike London on VirginiaSports.com, you’d think it was Marc Verica and not the porous Virginia defense that gave up 55 points to Duke on Saturday.

“It is great that he sets the school record for passing, but the scoreboard reads what it does. If I was sitting in that position, you have to play better and cannot make those mistakes,” London said after the 55-48 loss in which Verica threw for a school-record 419 yards and also had four touchdown passes, but also threw three interceptions, which Duke converted into 16 points.

Virginia was playing from behind all day, down 14-0 less than five minutes in, 21-7 at the end of one quarter, then after taking a 28-24 lead in the third quarter on a Verica-to-Kris Burd 19-yard touchdown pass had to rally from two 12-point fourth-quarter deficits, finally taking the lead at 48-47 on a six-yard TD run by Keith Payne with 2:26 left.

Read the rest of this column at VaSportsOnline.com.


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