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UVA had a commanding 24-3 lead at the half Saturday night against Pitt. Scott Stadium was buzzing. A blowout win over an ACC rival was in the making. The Cavs had the ball to start the second half. Build on the strong second quarter showing with a successful first drive, put some more points on the board, and the game was over.
Highlights from the postgame interviews with UVA coach Mike London and Virginia players following the Cavs’ 24-19 ACC win over Pitt.
UVA raced out to a 24-3 halftime lead, but Pitt hung around until the late stages before finally falling, 24-19, before 43,307 in Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday night.
How long has it been since UVA Nation was getting ready for a meaningful fall football game in Scott Stadium? It turns out that 2011 was only three years ago, but it feels like forever.
UVAhad come into its game with Kent State as 27-point favorites, but they were outplayed in the first half by the Golden Flashes, whose most recent effort was a 66-0 pasting at the hands of Ohio State.
UVA was outplayed in a sloppy first half by heavy underdog Kent State, but took control in a dominant third quarter and ultimately coasted to a 45-13 win in front of just 33,526 fans at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday.
There’s a reason Vegas puts numbers on games, too, and UVA, as much as a 26.5-point favorite over Kent State, and Virginia Tech, a 21-point favorite over Western Michigan, aren’t likely to even be in close games.
Greyson Lambert and Matt Johns each saw action in Saturday’s 41-33 UVA loss at #21 BYU, and both are listed at the top of the depth chart at quarterback for this weekend’s game with Kent State.
UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. The Cavs (2-2, 1-0 ACC) face off with Kent State (0-3) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Charlottesville.
UVA dominates stats, except for the important one: Virginia outgained #21 BYU by nearly 200 yards, had more than twice as many first downs, had the ball twice as long, and still lost.
UVA outgained heavy favorite BYU by 183 total yards, had 19 more first downs and had the ball for more than 40 minutes, but the Cougars escaped with a 41-33 win on Saturday in Provo, Utah.
It was obvious before last week’s 23-21 win over then-#21 Louisville that UVA coach Mike London needed to just go with Greyson Lambert as his quarterback.
The UVA quarterback situation is still officially unsettled. The depth chart for Saturday’s game at BYU has Greyson Lambert and Matt Johns listed at #1 at quarterback.
UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 23-21 upset win over #21 Louisville on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.
The struggles of Greyson Lambert as the new starting quarterback at UVA have been well-chronicled, here and elsewhere. If Lambert even just manages the game against then-seventh-ranked UCLA in the opener two weeks ago, the Cavs pull off the monumental upset.
UVA transfers Michael Strauss and Michael Rocco threw for a combined 363 yards, but Richmond turned the ball over seven times, and Virginia made the Spiders pay in posting a 45-13 pasting before 34,533 fans and 30,414 empty seats in Scott Stadium on Saturday.
Greyson Lambert started for UVA on Saturday, as expected. Matt Johns relieved, as expected. David Watford, the 2013 starter, even got two series, but that was pure mop up duty.
UVA quarterback Matt Johns talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 45-13 win over Richmond on Saturday.
UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters after Virginia’s 45-13 win over Richmond on Saturday.
UVA coach Mike London isn’t naming a starting quarterback heading into Saturday’s game with Richmond, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out who’s going to trot out with the offense for Virginia’s first possession.
There’s an old saying about teams with quarterback controversies. If your coach says he’s having a hard time deciding between two quarterbacks, it really means he doesn’t have one.
UVA football coach Mike London enters this week still not having made a decision on who his starting quarterback will be for the Cavs’ Week 2 matchup with Richmond.
There has been a lot wrong about UVA football these past nine years, three of them winning seasons, but the biggest hindrance has been quarterback play.
Mike London came into Saturday on the hot seat. What his UVA football team showed in a 28-20 loss to seventh-ranked UCLA seems to indicate that he will keep his job at the end of the year.
To say that the game plan and play-calling in Saturday’s 28-20 UVA loss to seventh-ranked UCLA was conservative is to do injustice to the word conservative.
And now, yeah, we have ourselves another Virginia football quarterback controversy, though coach Mike London wasn’t ready to concede that Saturday afternoon.