2011 Virginia Cavaliers

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  1. Ceewo

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    2011 Virginia Cavaliers

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    Cincinnati W, 37-33
    at Florida State W, 24-0
    Connecticut(KoG Cheesedip)
    Duke
    at Maryland (Lt Keller)
    bye
    at West Virginia
    at North Carolina
    NC State
    bye
    Virginia Tech
    at Miami
    Rutgers(fuzzy Logic)
    bye

     
  2. Ceewo

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    Cincinnati 33
    Virginia 37

    It appears I have taken over a team that has struggled recently. The Cavaliers have fallen to a :2stars: program and do not have a lot of talent on the team. I made a couple of moves on offense by naming Sophomore Michael Strauss the starting QB and Sophomore Dominique Wallace the starting half back. Strauss got the job because he has a little mobility and we are not sure how the line will hold up. Wallace is a big(232lbs) bruising tailback. Our defense is a little suspect and we hope he can help us play a ball control type of offense.

    We opened our 2011 season by hosting the Cincinnati Bearcats. Early on everything was going our way. Strauss and Wallace combined to give us a nice opening drive that was capped off with a Wallace 1 yard TD run. Cincinnati's opening drive resulted in an INT that Chase Minnifield returned 81 yards for a TD. This put us up 14-0.

    The next couple of quarters showed the Cavalier fan base what the coaches had been afraid of heading into the game, the defense was not able to stop anything. The Bearcats were moving the ball at will using their no huddle offense. Heading into the 4th quarter we still had a lead of 23-19.

    Cincinnati's defense then created two turnovers on back to back possesion, but led to Bearcat TD's. 33-23 Cincy. With about 2 minutes left Strauss would go into a hurry up and quickly get us on the board with a 29 yard TD pass to Kevin Royal. We attempted the onside and failed. We were hoping to use our timeouts and get the ball back. That worked on first and 2nd down, but on 3rd down Cincinnati completed a pass to convert a first down, but fortunatley for us the WR fumbled the ball away. We still had a shot. Strauss again works the hurry up offense to perfection. He put us in the lead with a 1 yard TD pass to Jared Green with 20 seconds left.

    The Bearcats were not finished yet. The quickly moved the ball to our 20 yard line and had one last attempt to put away the Cavaliers. Junior MLB Steve Greer would have none of it and intercepted the pass in the endzone to secure the Virginia victory.

    Next week is not easy either as we travel to rival Florida State.
     
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    Virginia 24
    FSU 0

    This was a huge win for a rebuilding Virginia program. FSU is a rival and we went into their house and outplayed them. All 3 Virginia TD's came in the 2nd quarter, 2 of which game with under a minute remaining in half. Strauss and the Cavalier offense got the ball with 1 minute to go and scored in only two plays. Strauss hit Green down the sideline for a 34 yard TD. On the ensueing kickoff, FSU wideout Bert Reed fumbled away the ball. Virgina then scored on the very next play when Strauss threw his 3rd TD of the game to Snyder for a 20 yard TD. This put us up 21-0 at the half.

    The 2nd half saw FSU QB EJ Manuel struggle. He was rattled by the pressure brought by the Cavalier D. It was refreshing to see him have so much difficulty as I have FSU in another dynasty and he has struggled at times for me as well. The Virginia offense got conservative and relied heavily on Dominique Wallace. Wallace finished the game with 26 carries for 134 yards.

    Player of the game: QB Michael Strauss 5-7 110 yards 3TD

    Next week we host KoG Cheesdip and his UConn Huskies.
     

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