Remember Bronco Mendenhall and Robert Anae talking in the spring and in fall camp about the ground game that they were going to unleash?
The Virginia defense averaged more than 20 QB pressures per game in 2019 and 2020. It’s getting nowhere near that amount of pressure on QBs through four games in 2021.
Virginia is 2-2. So are preseason ACC favorites Clemson and North Carolina. Don’t try to point that second fact out to your UVA football friend. His misery doesn’t love company.
Virginia is 0-2 in the ACC, and both losses were by 20 points. And reporters are still asking Bronco Mendenhall and UVA players about winning the Coastal Division.
UVA coach Bronco Mendenhall said his defense played better in Friday night’s 37-17 loss to Wake Forest than it did in the 59-39 loss to North Carolina in Week 3. Pro Football Focus, in its game grades, agrees.
Wake Forest scored on its first seven possessions, didn’t punt until the fourth quarter. And Bronco Mendenhall sees that as improvement.
Wake Forest eventually punted. It was 37-17, what turned out to be your final, in the fourth quarter, but they eventually punted.
Virginia (2-1, 0-1 ACC) hosts Wake Forest (3-0, 1-0 ACC) tonight at 7 p.m. at Scott Stadium. Everything you need to know about the game is right here.
You can stride right up to Dave Clawson at the ACC Kickoff without having to fight through a crowd, which makes him unique among ACC coaches.
Virginia had trouble with Sam Howell last week in its 59-39 loss to North Carolina. Another Sam, Sam Hartman, presents the challenge this week with Wake Forest coming to town.
There will be an impact on Friday to the parking lots in the vicinity of Scott Stadium for UVA Football fans for the game against Wake Forest that evening.
#TeamAFP examines the surging COVID numbers at Augusta Health, the latest polling in the Virginia governor’s race, UVA football season-ticket sales and negotiations between the ACC Network and Comcast.
The sparse crowds at Scott Stadium for the first two Virginia football games of the 2021 season prompted a question from a reader about how season ticket sales had gone for UVA Athletics heading into the season.
Virginia (2-1, 0-1 ACC) returns home on Friday night to host Wake Forest (3-0, 1-0 ACC) at Scott Stadium at 7 p.m.
“Coach’s Corner with Bronco Mendenhall” returns tonight at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. The weekly radio show is set to air from 7-8 p.m.
Pro Football Focus graded the Virginia defense’s effort against North Carolina from the weekend as the worst it’s ever seen. Bronco Mendenhall, as is his nature, is trying to see the glass as half-full.
Nick Grant was on the sidelines in street clothes Saturday night. Joey Blount ended the night with his arm in a sling. What’s their status for Wake Forest on Friday?
UVA QB Brennan Armstrong is second nationally in passing yards and passing TDs. Wanna know how?
North Carolina, in the first quarter, broke a five-yard pass in the flat for a 59-yard TD and a 13-yard slant for a 75-yard TD, and with those two plays, those two results, the Tar Heels had the UVA D where it wanted it.
Remember how the problem for the UVA defense last year was the pass defense giving up big plays? North Carolina ran for 392 yards Saturday night, but the reason was the big plays in the pass game in the first quarter.
Remember the talk from Mandy Alonso about how North Carolina couldn’t sustain in a physical game with Virginia? You might see Bronco Mendenhall putting a muzzle on that kind of talk now.
Virginia (2-0, 0-0 ACC) faces #21 North Carolina (1-1, 0-1 ACC) tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C. AFP editor Chris Graham will blog live with in-game commentary and analysis.
Two weeks in, North Carolina owns a blowout win over Georgia State and an ugly loss at Virginia Tech. Meaning: we don’t really know anything about North Carolina.
Gameday starts for David Diduch, the head orthopedic team physician for UVA Football, while you’re still tailgating in the parking lot.