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Virginia runs 102 plays for 519 yards in loss to No. 21 BYU

Despite Virginia running a program-record 102 plays for an impressive 519 yards, and BYU committing 12 penalties for an eye-popping 133 yards, the Cavaliers were unable to pull the upset over the 21st-ranked Cougars. BYU recovers the onside kick and takes a knee to close out the game. UVa falls 41-33 to BYU. #UVAvsBYU pic.twitter.com/K2Whs6Qz21 — Virginia Football (@UVa_Football...
Via KCM Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Virginia beats Richmond 45-13 to end 10-game skid

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Matt Johns led two touchdowns drives and Eli Harold returned a fumble 22 yards for a touchdown Saturday as Virginia ended a 10-game losing streak with a 45-13 victory against Richmond. Johns, whose effectiveness last week in relief of starter Greyson Lambert reopened the Cavaliers' quarterback competition, threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Canaan Severin...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Will's Week Two Predictions

Last Week: 13-0 Overall: 13-0   Pittsburgh vs. Boston College The week kicks off on Friday, as these two former Big East rivals collide for the Eagles home opener. Both teams were very dominant in their season opener. Pitt probably could have scored 100 if they really wanted to against Delaware, while Boston College basically owned the ball the entire game against UMass, winning...
Via SCACC Hoops
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach: Virginia starting QB game-day decision between Lambert, Johns

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Quarterback Greyson Lambert's tenure as the face of Virginia football didn't even last until halftime of the season-opener. He was replaced by Matt Johns, and Johns played the entire second half. Virginia coach Mike London insists there's no quarterback controversy, but said who starts will be a game-day decision. The coach said both quarterbacks...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia football: Worst-case scenario in week 1

Last week I wrote about best-case and worst-case scenarios for the season, albeit summarily.  Good thing, too, because if I'd wasted too many words talking about worst-case, I'd have just been reminded how much more elegantly it can be said by moving pictures.  This weekend was designed purely to make UVA fans go insane. Play well enough to win, but lose?  Check.  Fire...
Via SCACC Hoops
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach: Virginia starting QB a game-day decision

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Quarterback Greyson Lambert's tenure as the face of Virginia football didn't even last until halftime of the season-opener. He was replaced by Matt Johns, and Johns played the entire second half. Virginia coach Mike London insists there's no quarterback controversy, but said who starts will be a game-day decision. The coach said both quarterbacks...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Defense shines as No. 7 UCLA beats Virginia 28-20

Brett Hundley was all smiles, mostly because of his defense. Seventh-ranked UCLA scored three defensive touchdowns in the second quarter Saturday and Hundley led them on a critical second-half scoring drive as the Bruins escaped Virginia 28-20 in the opener for both teams. "Sometimes a game like this might be good to get our team understanding that every game we have to come...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Defense shines as No. 7 UCLA beats Virginia 28-20

Brett Hundley was all smiles, mostly because of his defense. Seventh-ranked UCLA scored three defensive touchdowns in the second quarter Saturday and Hundley led them on a critical second-half scoring drive as the Bruins escaped Virginia 28-20 in the opener for both teams. "Sometimes a game like this might be good to get our team understanding that every game we have to come...
Via Fox Sports West
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia’s offense gives away game against UCLA

UCLA Heisman hopeful Brett Hundley threw for 243 yards and did not have a passing touchdown, while the Bruins’ offense only scored one touchdown. Yet, the Virginia Cavaliers didn’t have enough to pull the upset of No. 7 UCLA, losing 28-20. The Ugly Virginia offense gives away the game: In any loss the ugly outweighs the good (even the bad). In this game for Virginia, the ugly...
Via KCM Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins defense scores three TDs as UCLA beats Virginia, 28-20

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Brett Hundley was all smiles, mostly because of his defense. Seventh-ranked UCLA scored three defensive touchdowns in the second quarter Saturday and Hundley led them on a critical second-half scoring drive as the Bruins escaped Virginia 28-20 in the opener for both teams. "Sometimes a game like this might be good to get our team understanding that every...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 7 UCLA 28, Virginia 20.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) UCLA scored three defensive touchdowns before Brett Hundley led them on a critical second-half scoring drive and the No. 7 Bruins escaped Virginia 28-20 in the opener for both teams Saturday. Hundley, widely regarded as one of the nation's top quarterbacks, was harassed all day by Virginia's pressure defense, and made the biggest play of the day...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Virginia WR’s make a pair of sick touchdown catches

After Virginia quarterback Greyson Lambert threw for two interceptions, head coach Mike London pulled the starter for Sophomore Matt Johns. The former backup took the Cavaliers down the field for a quick 29-yard strike to Andre Levrone. The Cavaliers headed into half down 21-10. After a few stops, Matt Johns and the Cavaliers narrowed the lead with another great pass and catch to...
Via Down and Distance
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: UVA’s Andre Levrone Hauls In A Ridiculous Touchdown Catch Against UCLA

If not for a few disastrous turnovers, the team many expect to finish at the bottom of the ACC, Virginia, could be putting a real scare into playoff hopeful UCLA. Sophomore quarterback Matt Johns stepped in for Greyson Lambert, who had thrown two pick sixes earlier in the game, and immediately hit on a couple of big pass attempts, capped off by this beautiful throw to Andre Levrone...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Football Preview

The 2013 Virginia football season started with an impressive home win over BYU, and after a win over VMI a few weeks later, went completely downhill. The VMI win proved to be the last win of the season for the Cavs, and the 2-10 season nearly cost Mike London his job. The hot seat for London is pretty warm right now, and he needs the team to show big signs of improvement if he wants...
Via SCACC Hoops
26 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Countdown: No. 14 Virginia

Does Virginia have the worst talent level in the ACC? Not at all. But the reason the Cavaliers are here is because they've had talent above their on-field results before under head coach Mike London, who came in with a bang in 2011 with a stellar recruiting class. He's continued that trend, including signing a very good class this year. But in the last two seasons, with said...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Greyson Lambert atop Virginia QB depth chart

Virginia coach Mike London ended speculation about the Cavaliers' quarterback competition Monday, placing sophomore Greyson Lambert atop the post-spring practice depth chart. "I don't think it's a huge surprise how things worked out," London said. "Greyson did a very good job with his on-the-field performance, his off-the-field performance, the things...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Quarterbacks Talk Spring Practice

CHARLOTTESVILE, Va.- The Virginia football team held its first spring practice on Saturday, and one big question surrounded the team: who will be their starting quarterback this year? Scout.com caught up with David Watford, Greyson Lambert and Matt Johns.
Via virginia.scout.com
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

London to make early decision on Virginia's quarterback situation

I've avoided this subject on purpose for a while now.  Mike London has always insisted on making it a pretty painful one, because he refuses to make a decision.  His waffling on this issue is without doubt the most frustrating thing about him as a coach.  More so than his constant haranguing of the refs or his exceedingly questionable decision to have the not-strong-armed...
Via SCACC Hoops
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

BYU at Virginia: The Way Too Early . . . .

1.  August 31 will be BYU’s first game of the season and they will be on the road in the ACC at the Virginia Cavaliers.  The team will be rolling out a new quarterback in a new offensive system.  What expectations will you have of the QB and the offense in week 1? Carl: 90+ offensive plays.  I expect Anae to run all sorts of variations to keep the offense fresh and moving. ...
Via TornBySports
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

UVa Football Exit Interview

  Nothing really worked out for the Hoos this year on the gridiron. And while we will address the elephant in the room later this week, let’s take a look at the team by position, with what went down this year and what the future has in store. Quarterback This season: I should really call this section ‘Quarterbacks’ because that summed up the entire campaign this...
Via Lambeth Field
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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