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University of Virginia quarterback Phillip Sims reminded us why the University of Virginia is known more for their pleasant campus and lacrosse team than as a football powerhouse. On Saturday, Sims led a drive down to the four-yard line of North Carolina State. On their first down play, the Cavaliers’ coaches called for a beautifully drawn up misdirection trick play.
Sims pitched the ball to running back Perry Jones who started running to the right side. As the Wolfpack’s entire defense followed Jones, Sims rolled to the left and was so wide open that he was the only guy on that half of the field. Jones lofted a pass back to Sims and…
Sims would punch it in two plays later and the Cavs beat the Wolfpack 33-6 but when your team is 3-6 and annually mediocre at best, this play won’t leave you any time soon.
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Phillip Sims ran for one touchdown and threw for another, and Virginia routed North Carolina State 33-6 on Saturday to snap a six-game losing streak. Kevin Parks rushed for 115 yards and a late 31-yard touchdown for the Cavaliers (3-6, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). Their defense more than doubled its season total for takeaways with five while holding N.C...
Early in the first quarter, with Virginia looking at first-and-goal from the 4-yard line, the Cavaliers executed a trick play flawlessly.
Until they didn’t.
Quarterback Phillip Sims took the snap and tossed to running back Perry Jones, who faked like he was running right only to throw the ball back to Sims wide open in the end zone. Only one problem — Sims forgot to catch the...
Phillip Sims ran for one touchdown and threw for another, and Virginia routed North Carolina State 33-6 on Saturday to snap a six-game losing streak.
Kevin Parks rushed for 115 yards and a late 31-yard touchdown for the Cavaliers (3-6, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Their defense more than doubled its season total for takeaways with five while holding N.C. State to 19 yards rushing...
There is a reason why quarterbacks don't go out for passes, and Virginia Cavaliers quarterback Philip Sims showed why during this play in particular.Seen here is Sims having a classic case of butterfingers while attempting to corral a potential touchdown catch during the first quarter of Saturday's contest at N.C. State.Virginia ran the trick play to perfection before Sims...
Sometimes trickery in college football can cause teams to overcompensate on defense and give the opposing offenses easy touchdowns.
During today's Virginia/North Carolina State game, Virginia appeared to have an easy touchdown on a trick play as running back Perry Jones attempted to throw the ball back to quarterback Philip Sims.
That was until Sims dropped it with no one close to him:
So a lot of things went right yesterday. Finally. Not everything went right. But finally, enough went right to cover up the mistakes. It's amazing how you create your own breaks by playing well enough to earn them. And whatever things did go wrong, 33-6 lets you ignore them. Or at least rationalize them.
Of all the impressive things from yesterday, maybe the best...
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