Virginia blasts VMI, 48-7
Marc Verica threw for 224 yards and three touchdowns, and coach Mike London got some live game action for his two freshman backups, Ross Metheny and Michael Rocco, each of whom took their first snaps as collegians and posted their first career TD passes.
“We talked a lot about not having a (second) quarterback with any game experience, and there wasn’t a clear-cut guy over the next guy. The next best thing was to put them in a venue, in a game, and see how they manage the game outside of practice,” London said after the game, which wasn’t much in question after UVa. (2-1) scored three touchdowns in an eight-minute span overlapping the end of the first quarter and the first six minutes of the second quarter.