2012 Virginia Cavalies Game Summaries

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  1. Rob G

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    2012 Schedule
    Week 1: Bye
    Week 2: FCS East (W 48-10)
    Week 3: Wake Forest (W 45-14)
    Week 4: at Duke (L 28-35)
    Week 5: Maryland (L 21-47)
    Week 6: at NC State (L 24-38)
    Week 7: Miami (L 34-65)
    Week 8: UNC
    Week 9: at TCU
    Week 10: Penn State
    Week 11: at Georgia Tech
    Week 12: at Virginia Tech
    Week 13: at Florida State
    Week 14: Bye
    Week 15: Bye
     
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    Week 2: Virginia 48 FCS East 10

    After taking over a team that had gone 8-17 over the last 2 seasons, Coach Gorrell opened up a new era of Virginia football with a 48-10 win over FCS East.
    Redshirt Freshman QB Kellen Golden got his first career start for the Wahoos and played well going 16-28 throwing for 2 Td's and one interception on a tipped ball. The Freshman also added 59 yards on the ground. "We feel like Kellen can step in and be a leader for this football team. There will be some growing pains but he will be our QB this year." Coach G said of his new QB.

    The Cavaliers pounded the football behind Senior HB Torrey Mack who finished with 21 carries 107 yards and 2 Td's. Senior Dom Wallace added 82 yards and a Td as well to help the Cavaliers dominate the clock and the scoreboard.

    Next week Wake Forest comes to town to open up ACC play.
     
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    Week 3: Virginia 45 Wake Forest 14

    The honey moon period under Coach Gorrell continued as he moves to 2-0 in his young career as the head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers.

    The Cavs jumped out to an early lead on a 53 yard TD scamper from work horse Torrey Mack, only to be answered by the Demon Deacons halfway through the first quarter on a long 44 yard pass. The Cavaliers secondary is inexperienced and very questionable at times; however a touchdown after a Javonti Sparrow interception helped the Cavaliers extend their lead. Capping off the first half was a miraculous 43 yard hail mary from Golden to Bake to give the Cavaliers a 31-14 lead going into the second half.

    The Cavaliers pounded the ball in the 3rd and 4th quarters leading to another 2 touchdowns while the defense pitched a second half shutout.

    Upsides:
    Freshmen QB Kellen Golden: Continues a solid start in just his second game. 19-31 for 256 yards 3 TD's and 1 Int. Added 41 yards on the ground and 2 more TD's on 16 carries.
    Sophomore WR's Steve Baker and Rashad Kirk: Combined for 8 recs for 125 yards and 2 TD's. They will be a big part of the Cavaliers rebuilding.
    Defense: Continues to be the strongest part of the team, giving up 29 points all year.

    Downsides:
    Despite 144 yards and a TD on 17 carries Torrey Mack left the game with a high ankle sprain midway through the 3rd quarter he will be out for atleast 2 weeks.


    The Cavs look to go 3-0 next week as the travel to Durham, NC to take on the Blue Devils.
     
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    Week 4: Virginia 28 Duke 35

    The Cavaliers lost a heart breaker in Durham in week 4. An exciting game full of big plays, but unfortunately many mistakes left the Cavaliers thinking what could have been.

    In the first quarter, Virginia fans saw the first real signs of struggle for the Cavaliers. Although outweighed on paper by pretty much every team they will face this year, until arriving in Durham, the team had a pretty strong showing in their 2012 campaign. The offense was horrific. With go to RB Torrey Mack out with an ankle sprain, Dom Wallace will be shouldering the load. Through one quarter, he had 5 carries for 13 yards. Adding to the problem, freshman quarterback Kellen Golden looked like just that - a freshmen, going 2 of 9 for just 20 yards and an interception. The Cavaliers defense dug in. After giving up an 80 yard scoring drive to open the game, the Cavaliers held the Blue Devils to -3 yards of total offense to keep the score at 7-0.

    The Cavs opened the second quarter with a scoring drive of their own capped by a 28 yard TD pass from Golden to Smith. A missed PAT left the Cavs still a point behind. A three and out from the defense and a 36 yard FG gave the Cavs their first lead 9-7 halfway through the 2nd quarter. A missed assignment in the secondary gave the lead right back to the Blue Devils. An interception gave the home team the ball right back deep inside Cavalier territory as time wound down in the 1st half. The defense stood strong forcing a FG leaving the Cavs down 17-9 at the half, a moral victory for the helpless offense.

    "I thought about bringing in Ross [Metheny] said Coach G in his halftime analysis walking off the field talking with Erin Andrews, "but Kellen's our guy, we have to let him grow, and it will be on him to lead this team back in the second half." He might have been eating his words as Golden threw his 3rd interception of the game on the 2nd play of the 3rd quarter. After a missed FG from Duke, Dom Wallace finally broke free, taking a sweep 80 yards to the house. After a failed 2 point try the Cavs trailed 17-15 early in the 3rd. A Devon Wallace gave UVA the ball right back. Showing faith Coach G put the ball in the hands of Golden, who found Matt Snyder on a crossing route taking it all the way, atoning for several drops earlier in the ball game. In a matter of minutes, the Cavs stormed into the lead 22-17. It went from bad to worse for the Devils as Cory Lillard intercepted Renfree's pass and returned it for the Cavaliers 3rd TD in as many minutes. Another missed FG from an inexperienced and undertalented kicker left the Cavaliers with a 28-17 lead. As if it could get any crazier Golden failed to protect the football yet again, fumbling and watched the Devils return IT for a TD. At the end of the 3rd, UVA was up 28-24.

    The Devils had the ball and were already driving going into the 4th. They finished with a 32 yard field goal leaving them down by 1. The Cavs put no pressure on the Duke defense punting it back to the Devils with 4:48 to play. After picking up a crucial 4th and 4 on the 30 yard line and a running into the kicker penalty on the next set of downs, Duke had the ball on the Cavaliers 3 yard line. The Devils 2 plays later Renfree got in the endzone on a one yard scramble. A 2 point conversion gave the Devils a 7 point lead as Golden and the Cavalier offense took the field one last time. A dropped pass on 4th and 4 ended the Cavaliers hopes.


    The Cavs fall to 2-1 (1-1) as they look to stay undefeated at home next week as rival Maryland comes to town.
     
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    Sorry for inactivity been bogged down with tests. Love college ha but I'll get back on summaries this week. Good luck to everyone!
     
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    Week 7: Miami 65 Virginia 34

    Virginia's rebuilding and Kellen Golden's baptism by fire continued on Saturday as the Cavaliers dropped their 4th straight contest against #9 Miami.

    The Cavaliers found themselves in a familiar spot being down early, forcing a more one dimensional offense upon Coach G to attempt a comeback. Golden's interceptions continued however several came off tipped balls at the line of scrimmage, and he played relatively well late in the ball game.

    The defense was smaller and noticeably slower than the Cane's offensive skill players. The young secondary continued to show holes, giving up 300 yards through the air and 4 TD's while the front 7 didn't aid much giving up over 200 yards on the ground.

    The Cavaliers simply do not have the bodies, recruiting is just about the only thing that can save this program going forward. They fall to 2-4 (1-4) on the season. They look to hault their 4 game skid against rival UNC next week in C'ville.
     
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    Week 8: UNC at Virgnia

    Virginia looked to end its lack luster play against rival UNC in Charlottesville this Saturday. Dropping its last 4, UVA looked to pick up the win in the South's Oldest Rivalry and take a much needed step towards bowl eligibility.

    After a quick score to open the game by the Tarheels followed by a Kellen Golden fumble on the Cavs first possession, this game seemed to be on track with the previous four. But then Golden found the solid form he showed in the first two games. After 2 defensive stops Golden found Rashad Kirk on a deep pass to tie the game at 7 as the first quarter came to a close.

    After an early FG from UNC in the 2nd quarter Virginia countered with a scoring drive of its own capped by a 28 yard scamper by Golden. Unfortunately the Tarheels marched the ball right back down the field to take a 17-14 lead with just under 2 mins left in the half. Showing confidence in his young QB, Coach Gorrell took a shot on first down and Golden connected with senior Matt Snyder for a 50 yard play. 3 plays later Golden found Tim Smith in the back of the endzone. A bad kickoff led to a UNC FG as time ran out, but the Cavs were receiving the ball up 21-20 at the half.

    An ugly quick 3 and out gave UNC great field position and they capitalized. A made 2 pt conversion gave them a 28-21 lead and brought up a crucial Cavalier drive. HB Torrey Mack gave the Cavs a spark as they mixed things up pounding it out on the ground. After 5 straight runs, Mack broke a 45 yd run to tie the game at 28. Unfortunately the defense could not help as the gave up another TD shortly after as UVA fell back by 7.

    Showing poise Golden found Snyder for the TD hookup of the night to answer on the opening play of the 4th quarter: 35-35. The shootout continued as the teams matched TD's - a missed FG gave the Cavs the ball with 3 mins left tied 42-42.

    A stalled drive led to OT.

    The UVA defense held forcing a field goal, giving Golden a shot to win the game. UNC opened with a corner blitz, and Golden burned it finding Tim Smith over the top in the endzone to give the Cavaliers a much needed (rivalry) win.

    UNC 45 UVA 48

    Stats:
    QB Kellen Golden - The freshman played by far his best game of the year showing poise in the Cavs' comeback win. 23-33 408 yards 5 TD 0 INT; 9 rush 36 yds TD
    HB Torry Mack - 14 rush 134 yds TD; 4 recs 59 yds TD
    WR Tim Smith - 4 recs 111 yds 2 TD
    WR Rashad Kirk - 2 recs 64 yds TD
    WR Matt Snyder - 4 recs 104 yds TD

    The Cavs looks to follow up this big win and with another big one and get back to .500 on the season as they travel to undefeated TCU next week.
     

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