2019 Game Summaries

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  1. The Parrothead

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    Missouri at Virginia
    With a pouring rain coming down, the Cavaliers looked to tame the Tigers in the final game of Week 2 action.

    Virginia received the kick, but was unable to do more than gain one first down before punting the ball away. Mizzou had the same issue, but failed to get the first down. Virginia's second drive would pay off a bit more, as QB Chris Thomas found WR Adam Bratton on a hitch route. Bratton caught the ball and threw a defender off him before running the 5 yards between him and the end zone to cap off the 17 yard scoring play (video on dynasty wire). The teams would trade drives and punts for the remainder of the first, and UVA would hold a 7-0 lead after one.

    The second quarter would see the teams trading lengthy drives again, but no scoring would happen until 4:04 left in the half. Missouri stopped the Cavs at the 5, forcing the 22 yard FG which put the Cavs up 10-0. Sensing the game starting to slip away, Missouri knew they needed to mount a drive. The offense came through, but the UVA defense had taken a note from the Mizzou defensive playbook and held their ground, leaving Mizzou to settle for the 24 yard FG with 1:11 left in the half. UVA would end the half moving the ball a little bit, and the clock would expire. At the break, 10-3 UVA.

    Missouri would receive the second half kickoff looking to tie things up. Unfortunately, it would turn the wrong way in a hurry with Keith Lowery throwing an interception on the first play of the half. Virginia would take advantage as Thomas would find Bratton again, this time for an 11 yard TD strike (incidentally, Bratton's only two catches were both TDs). With 6:44 left in the 3rd, the score was now 17-3 UVA. The teams would trade possessions for the remainder of the quarter, with Missouri inside the UVA 10 yard line at the end of the 3rd.

    3 seconds into the 4th quarter, QB Keith Lowery would find WR Craig Miller for an 8 yard strike, bringing the Tigers within 7 points, 17-10. UVA would go 3 and out and punt the ball back to Mizzou. The Tigers are now looking to tie things up again, but come up short on a 3rd down and punt the ball away. Looking to run some clock, the Cavs turned to HB Kenny Bailey to chew up the yardage and move the chains. At the Missouri 48 yard line, Bailey found a hole on a Power O play to the weak side of the formation. He would scamped through untouched into the end zone, putting the Cavs back up 14 at 24-10 with 3:56 left (video on dynasty wire). Missouri would throw another INT on their next possession (video on dynasty wire). Virginia would run the ball and the clock, and kicked a 39 yard FG with 33 seconds left in the game to go up 27-10. At the gun, the Cavs won by 17.

    Looking forward, the Cavs host #2 Georgia Tech in their ACC opener.

    Player of the game: HB Kenny Bailey 24 carries for 125 yards and 1 TD, 2 catches for 8 yards

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  2. jms493

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    Brad Gold was the Starting QB until he threw his 3rd int of the game. We benched his ass and backup Keith Lowery came in after that and did play much better putting up 10 points but stalled at the end of the game. MIZZOU wrs could get very little separation from the Cavs corners. Bailey was a non factor for most of the game....small victory for the Tigres.

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  3. The Parrothead

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    #2 Georgia Tech at #6 Virginia
    Fresh off a win against Missouri, Virginia opens ACC play with conference favorite Georgia Tech. Tech comes off a big win where they thrashed Alabama, so both teams seem to be in good shape for this one. The torrential rain from the previous week still hasn't left Charlottesville, so both teams would have to be careful with the ball.

    The first quarter would be a bit of a snoozer. Neither team was able to do anything, and they both just punted the ball back and forth. Georgia Tech did come up with a big play right before the end of the quarter, hitting a streaking WR down the field after the D had been lulled to sleep by the run. The Cavs D was able to stop the play before it went for 6, but Tech did have the ball first and goal inside the 5. The defense stood tall on the first two plays, stuffing the run. At the end of one, it was still scoreless.

    Tech tried to pound it in on 3rd down, but found themselves stopped again at the 2. They settled for a 19 yard FG to go up 3-0. Virginia would decide to start pounding the rock a bit on the next drive. Getting 4 or 5 yards a play, the Cavs were looking to drive down the field and punch it in. At the 43 yard line, Kenny Bailey took the handoff on a Power O play to the right. In what was perhaps the best blocking I've seen on a play like this, he was able to run it right off tackle for 43 yards right into the end zone. The WR came flying from the sideline towards the middle of the field to get a solid block on a LB, while a pulling guard was able to come out and take care of the CB on that side of the field. These two made their blocks at literally the same time, providing a perfect running lane for Bailey, who did the rest (video on the dynasty wire). After forcing a Tech punt with under 2 minutes left in the half, UVA moved the ball with some crisp passing plays. With about 40 seconds left, QB Chris Thomas made a very ill-advised pass to WR Darius Williams. Thankfully for UVA fans, the Tech defender turned his back, allowing Williams to make the catch. Shaking off a defender, Williams sprinted the distance to the end zone for a 40 yard score (video on dynasty wire). At the break, UVA led 14-3.

    Virginia would start the second half with the ball, but wouldn't hold on to it long, as Thomas threw an interception. The Tech offense would take advantage, moving the ball into the red zone. UVA CB Raymond DeAngelis would take matters into his own hands on a quick pass play, stepping in front of the pass and taking it 92 yards the other way for a score. With 4:02 remaining in the 3rd quarter, UVA now held a 21-3 lead. Tech would have to step away from the running game a bit more, and was able to move the ball quickly down the field. With 2:44 left in the quarter, QB Lawrence Harris found TE Kellen Magnum open from 4 yards out to bring the score to 21-10. UVA would chew up clock before punting the ball away, and the quarter would end with the 21-10 score.

    The 4th quarter would see the UVA defense stepping up to the task, and the offense taking precious time off the clock. The teams would trade possessions, and UVA would start their last attempt at getting back into the game with just under 3 minutes remaining. QB Harris would throw a deep ball to a streaking WR, but CB DeAngelis would come away with his second pick of the game, outjumping everyone for the ball (video on dynasty wire). The Cavs offense was able to put a few first downs together, and ended up being able to take a knee to end the game.

    In week 4, the Cavaliers will host Boston College, currently ranked #11.

    Players of the game: HB Kenny Bailey, 24 carries for 142 yards and 1 TD. 1 catch for 8 yards. CB Raymond DeAngelis, 2 tackes and 2 INTs (one for a TD). DeAngelis now has 6 interceptions on the season.

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    I think your WRs would have had better luck if it wasn't raining. That and I think I got lucky with a couple of the CPU interceptions.
     
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    #7 Virginia at #4 Miami
    Coming off a bittersweet loss at home to Boston College, Virginia traveled down to the sunshine state to take on undefeated #4 Miami. When the game started, the rain looked like it had finished for the day. The game would still be played in overcast conditions, which would match the mood of Hurricane fans once the final was posted.

    Miami would win the toss and elect to defer. Virginia would receive the ball and march down the field behind a pounding running game. HB Kenny Bailey, currently the media's #1 Heisman candidate, would bring the Cavs down to the 16 yard line where QB Chris Thomas would find WR Darius Williams on a crossing route for the score. Miami would break off a big 20 yard run on their possession, but the ball would be stripped with the Cavs falling on it. A few plays later, the Cavs settle for a 41 yard FG to make it 10-0. The Canes would go 3 and out on the next possession and punt the ball away. Chris Thomas would find WR Dustin Kennedy streaking up the middle of the field for a 49 yard TD. With 50 seconds left in the 1st, Virginia had a 17-0 lead.

    Remembering what happened last week, the Cavs turned it up a notch. Intercepting a Leak pass, UVA would have the ball and move it to the Miami 41 before stalling. With the cannon leg of Kevin Banks, the FG unit trotted out onto the field. Banks nailed the 58 yard FG through with plenty of room to spare. It was now 20-0, Virginia. Shades of the prior week got into the Cavs D at this point. Miami WR Chris Brown hauled in a 41 yard TD strike to cut the lead to 20-7. UVA would try to run out the half with a scoring drive, and looked to have done so. With 55 seconds left in the half, HB Kenny Bailey punched it in from a yard out to make it 27-7. However, the defense broke down on the next drive, and Leak found WR Mario Peters for a 50 yard TD with 13 seconds left in the half. At the break, 27-14 UVA.

    The Hurricanes would get the ball to start the second half and looked to be putting a fabulous drive together. Inside the UVA red zone, Miami was looking to cut the lead to 6. That's when CB Casey McDonald stepped in front of a Leak pass, shook off a defender, and sprinted 88 yards for a demoralizing pick six. The score was now 34-14 UVA with 3:16 left in the quarter. The remainder of the quarter saw the two teams trade a couple of turnovers.

    The 4th quarter saw one of the weirdest plays I've ever seen in the game. On their own 40 (give or take), UVA punted the ball away. The Miami returner went back to catch it, only to have the ball bounce off his helmet into the end zone. The return man couldn't grab it, but CB Pierre Cox sure could, falling on the ball to give UVA a 41-14 lead with 4:18 left in the game. Miami's next drive would see Justin Leak throw his 4th pick of the game. Pierre Cox, fresh off his punt return fumble recovery TD, picked it off and returned it 55 yards to make the score 48-14. At this point, Coach BRUCE80 was more than frustrated, yanking Leak from the game. Backup QB Luke Noel would lead the Canes down for a score to make it 48-21 with 1:12 remaining. Virginia recovered the onside kick and took 2 knees to end the game.

    Next up for Virginiais a trip to Chapel Hill to take on the currently #24 Tar Heels.

    Players of the game for UVA: HB Kenny Bailey, 29 carries for 115 yards and 1 TD. CB Pierre Cox 4 tackles 1 INT 1 fumble recovery 2 TDs.

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    BRUCE80 Let the dirt just shower over you..

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    GG The Parrothead

    This was an ugly game where we actually hung around until the wheels came off mid third qtr.

    3 defensive TDs in the 2nd half killed us...the punt ret helmet fumble was a fitting play to describe this atrocity.
     
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    I've never seen something like that happen before. All you can do is laugh and realize the game has it in for you at that point.
     
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    Virginia at Maryland
    This was a pivotal game for both squads as Virginia controls its own destiny and Maryland was looking to keep pace with Boston College and NC State in a race for the Atlantic Division crown. Terp fans showed up early to try and make a difference in this one, and the crowd was messing with Virginia most of the game.

    Maryland won the toss and elected to defer. The Cavs put a small drive together, but ended up having to punt the ball away. Maryland ran a couple of plays, then went for it all and connected. WR Shane Johnson was able to get behind the zone defense somehow and hauled in the 68 yard TD from Matt Covington to put Maryland up 7-0. Virginia would start their drive and run some good clock with it until the quarter came to an end. After the first, it was 7-0 Maryland.

    Virginia's drive would be stopped at the Maryland 18, and they'd settle for a 35 yard FG to make it 7-3 Maryland. The Terps next drive was a grinder, and the Cav defense was having issues stopping anything and everything. With 2:44 left in the half, FB Anthony Browne punched it in from a yard out to give the Terps a nice 14-3 lead. UVA came out looking to put up points of any kind before the half ended. Moving the ball well, getting out of bounds when possible, and strategic use of their timeouts put UVA inside the 10 with under 30 seconds left. After a couple of runs which failed to find paydirt, Virginia called their last timeout with 4 seconds left and the ball on the 1 yard line. Coach Parrothead decided to take a chance with a quick slant pattern hoping the ball would either be caught or there would still be time for a FG attempt. With 1 second left, WR Adam Bratton (returning after a 4 week absence with a torn pec muscle) snagged the pass for a TD (video on dynasty wire). At the break, it was 14-10 Maryland.

    Maryland's first drive of the second half would be a 3 and out. UVA would take advantage and move the ball down the field with a nice mix of running and passing, and key 3rd down conversions. On a 3rd and about 5, UVA would dial up the screen pass to Heisman candidate HB Kenny Bailey. Bailey would snag the pass near the right hash mark and follow the blockers. What happened next was sheer willpower on Bailey's part, as he shed one would-be tackler, bounced off another, and then carried a third into the end zone for a 41 yard TD reception to give Virginia their first lead of the game (video on the dynasty wire). The score was now 17-14 UVA. Maryland's next drive would stall and UVA would get the ball back and march down the field. The quarter would end with UVA at the Maryland 2 yard line with 3rd and goal coming up and the score still 17-14 UVA.

    Coach Parrothead knew he'd need more than a FG to get comfortable at all. With the slot WR running motion to the right, the Cavs turned to Bailey again. Bailey took this one around the left end for a 2 yard score and UVA went up 24-14 with 7:57 left in the game. The teams traded a couple of punts on short drives, and UVA had Maryland backed up on their own 17 with just under 5 minutes to play needing at least a TD and a FG to tie this one up. Inexplicably, the defense let the WR slip behind them again. 83 yards later, WR Jared Jones added 6 points to the Terps side of the scoreboard. It was now 24-21 with 4:42 left in the game. The Cavs would drive down the field with their possession, trying to use up a good bit of clock. They would get stopped at the UVA 34 and it was decision time. Coach Parrothead sent out the kick team for the 51 yard FG attempt. This one snuck in between the uprights to make the score 27-21 with 2:39 left. Plenty of time for the Terps, especially considering they still had all their timeouts. The Terps tried to catch the Cav defense off guard by running the ball a couple of times, and hitting some shorter passes. The Terps were down to one timeout, but were also on the Virginia side of the field. That's when CB Casey McDonald snagged an INT (7th of the year) for the first turnover of the game for either team. With just over 40 seconds left and the Terps with only one timeout, Virginia went to the victory formation and took a couple of knees to seal the 27-21 victory and keep their destiny in their own hands for now.

    Player of the game for UVA: HB Kenny Bailey, 25 carries for 96 yards 1 TD, 2 catches for 49 yards and 1 TD

    Next up for UVA is a trip to Death Valley to take on the Clemson Tigers.

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