UVA football opens 2018 with convincing 42-13 win over Richmond

uva footballBryce. Perkins. That is all.

The new UVA quarterback threw for 185 yards and two touchdowns, and added 108 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, lifting the ‘Hoos to a 42-13 win over Richmond on Saturday.

The start of the game was delayed 40 minutes by inclement weather, and then Virginia (1-0) delayed what would become a beatdown, when Perkins, in his only mistake of the night, was picksixed by UR linebacker Dale Matthews, whose 72-yard interception return put the Spiders up 7-0 early.

Perkins scored on a 36-yard scamper to tie the score, then after a Griffin Trau field goal put Richmond back on top, another Perkins scoring run, from 22 yards out, had UVA back on top.

A Perkins-to-Olamide Zaccheaus 38-yard pass TD and a Jordan Ellis 10-yard TD run made it 28-10 Virginia at the half.

Another Ellis TD run, from 21 yards out, pushed the lead to 35-10 four minutes-plus into the third quarter.

After another Trau field goal, UVA finished out the scoring on a 20-yard pass from Perkins to Hasise Dubois.

The Cavaliers finished with a 492-225 advantage in total offense, gaining 301 yards on the ground.

Ellis had 146 yards on 20 carries and two scores on the ground.

Perkins finished 13-of-24 passing for 185 yards, two touchdown and one INT, and his 108 yards rushing came on 13 attempts.

Zaccheaus had 101 yards on six receptions for Virginia.

Bryce Hall had six tackles, including a sack. Brenton Nelson had four tackles and recorded an interception.

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