Found November 03, 2012 on
Bush League Chronicle:
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 dropped a wide-open pass from running back Perry Jones, proving once and for all that quarterbacks are better served to throw the ball rather than receive it.
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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:
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.
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...
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...
If all had gone as it was supposed to, Virginia would either be bowl-eligible by now, or needing this one more to get there. This has not happened. The easier portion of the schedule has come and gone, and now the Hoos are staring down the barrel of a winless ACC season. That would be something of a disaster, as it would also mean a 10-loss season, and regardless of whether...
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...