The University of Virginia - Hoos Ya Daddy?

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    Started by Thomas Jefferson (the only US President to found an institution of higher learning), UVA stands on land purchased by James Monroe. James Madison was also a Rector of the University. The three presidents’ homes are all located near the campus.

    Widely recognized as one of the country’s most prestigious public universities, the University of Virginia draws students from across the country and around the world. Located in the small town of Charlottesville, UVA’s campus is known for its Jeffersonian architecture, and most undergrads embrace the school's aesthetics and history as one of the unique factors that makes it home.

    For its history, its academics and its students, this school that Thomas Jefferson built has earned its place as one of the most respected universities in the nation.

    Goals of the Football Program

    Mike London will continue as head football coach into the 2012-13 football season. London has done a good job in his first two years at UVA, resuscitating a program that had really lost its way. London is in his third stint with UVA after previous stops as a Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Line coach. After struggling in his first year at the helm, the Cavaliers went 8-5 last year and showed some promise. Our goals for this program include:

    *We believe in fair play, lining it up and let the better team win.

    *We want to play to our strengths as an academic institution going for players that want to play here for the right reasons. JUCO types will be few and far between.

    *Offensive line will be a priority for us, we feel that as long as we are strong at that position, everything else will fall into place.

    *Winning is everything, as long as it is done with integrity.


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    2012-13 Season Preview


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    Overall: B+ (89 OVR)
    Offense: B+ (88 OVR)
    Defense: B (84 OVR)


    Offense

    It's no secret that the star of the show, health provided, will be Halfback #33, Perry Jones (88 OVR, 92 SPD, 91 ACC/AGI). Jones is a workhorse running back with all the physical tools. One of about 241,981 athletes across the country whose teammates call him "Superman," Jones is one of the few who come close to living up to the nickname. He has the potential to be a beast on the field.

    The NCAA has recently reversed field and decided that QB Phillip Sims (86 OVR) is not eligible to play immediately for the Hoos. Therefore, Michael Rocco (80 OVR) will get the first look at the starting job while talented Freshman David Watford (77 OVR) plans to redshirt. If Rocco falls apart, Watford's superior physical tools will become very attractive to the coaching staff.

    A big strength for our offense will be a pair of bookend tackles that are the best players on our team. Senior LT Oday Aboushi (6'6" 310, 93 OVR) and junior RT Morgan Moses (6'6" 350, 91 OVR) will look to protect Rocco and open up some nice holes for Jones. The interior line is a question mark and we will look to give them help whenever possible.

    Speedsters Tim Smith (86 OVR, 93 SPD) and Dominique Terrell (80 OVR, 92 SPD) will look to keep the defense honest but we are not liking how many passes they drop in practice. This is one of those positions where we feel there is talent but not enough to be called a strength.

    Senior TE Colton Phillips (6'6" 245, 88 OVR) should see a lot of action, as we are a west-coast style of offense and he is very talented.

    Defense

    Oh, boy. Where to start. Not accustomed to running a defense as swiss-cheesey as this one. Our defensive line is our greatest weakness, we are just not very talented there. We lack size and physicality which is a bad combination. Our safeties are also a huge problem as they're lacking in terms of experience and talent.

    Our cornerbacks have serious speed, led by Soph. Demetrious Nicholson (85 OVR, 93 SPD) and Junior Rijo Walker (80 OVR, 93 SPD). They are probably going to be targeted early and often but they at least have the capability of making plays.

    The strength of the D is our linebacking corps, led by Senior MLB Steve Greer (88 OVR) and Senior LOLB LaRoy Reynolds (87 OVR). As with a lot of our best players, we need to replace them after the season, so...

    Overall

    No pressure. We've got to win at least 8-9 games this year or things could get bad with a team that loses all its top talent next season.
     
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    Virginia wins opener with ease

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    Perry Jones with one of his breakaway runs


    Perry Jones set a team record with 260 rushing yards on just 11 carries, and in only one half of football as Virginia snuffed out the Richmond Spiders, 54-10. Jones was simply unstoppable. When he wasn't running through truck-sized holes created by his line, he was pummeling defenders.



    "It's a nice way to get the season started," said Coach London. "We just can't put too much stock into it because we know the tests are only going to get tougher."

    That starts next week when the Penn State Nittany Lions come to town.



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    Virginia stuns Penn State with pass in closing minutes, 41-38

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    In a game that probably shouldn't have been all that close, UVA didn't deserve to win at the end, but did just that on an exceedingly lucky pass play.

    The team took the field with a lot of confidence following their shellacking of the Richmond Spiders in Week 1.

    The Cavaliers took the opening drive and went right down the field with a mix of run and pass and Phillip Sims completed a 34-yard touchdown strike to WR Darius Jennings to take a 7-0 lead.

    On the subsequent drive, FS Rijo Walker forced a fumble and backup FS Pablo Alvarez picked it up and rumbled all the way down the field for a 14-0 lead.

    Penn State had two nice drives in a row sandwiched around a three and out by the Virginia offense, but on each of their forays into Wahoo red zone territory they were forced to kick field goals after key third down stops.

    The offense of the hosting Cavaliers was able to put another drive together that included a long pass down to the one yard line, where Perry Jones plunged in to give the Hoos a 21-6 lead.

    With just over two minutes remaining in the half, Penn State got untracked again with a big pass down the right side. We were clearly in position to break it up but I flubbed the user pick and it led to an easy score. The score was 21-13 heading into halftime.

    The opening of the third quarter was key as we did more of our bend but don't break routine and this time picked off a pass in the end zone to thwart the drive, then responded quickly as Sims hit Tim Smith for two huge gains including 43-yard gainer that set up a nifty, one-handed 37-yard TD catch.



    Penn State added a field goal at the end of the third quarter to make it 28-16.

    Here is where it went wrong for the Cavs, and really never should have. Due to EA's creative button changes we threw a pick on a wide open play where unfortunately the wrong button was pushed. Tell that to the offensive coordinator! That pick was returned for a touchdown. Flustered, we then threw a correct button pick as Sims was on his heels the moment the ball was snapped and just underthrew the pass by about 10 yards off his back foot. Also returned for a touchdown. Penn State takes the lead, 29-28 after the two point conversion attempt failed.

    Sims managed to gain control of his faculties and found a wide open Colton Phillips for a 44-yard touchdown strike on the next drive. we tried to make it a 7-point lead with a two-point conversion and failed. In fact, they picked it off and returned it to make the lead just three points, 34-31.

    Penn State began moving inexorably toward the goal line one more time on a two-minute drill in which our defense just fell apart. We decided once again to make our stand near the goal line, biding our time with safe play calls. It looked like it was going to work when McGloin threw a pass into double, bracketed coverage with the corner trailing and the safety coming in, only our guys just couldn't get the ball and 6'3" Allen Robinson skied above the putrid defenders for a beautiful catch that gave the embattled Nittany Lions the lead, 38-34.

    Obviously a field goal wasn't going to help us. We completed some passes and were on a bit of a roll. On a 3rd and 1 play, we decided to go to a middle screen. I could tell before the play ever started that it was going to be close. It was either going to be batted down or go for a big gainer because they were all over it. Well, the latter happened as Sims threw a nice floater to the perfect spot and our fastest player Darius Jennings took it to the house for his second TD of the game, 53 yards for the eventual win.

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    Season 1 Week 3 Update


    Key Mishaps Equate to a Virginia Loss in Atlanta

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    The Virginia Cavaliers traveled to Atlanta to face the 19th ranked Georgia Tech Yellowjackets in an attempt to pick up their third win of the young season. The Cavaliers certainly proved they belonged on the same field with the Yellowjackets, who have racked up their share of wins in recent years. In fact, they outgained Georgia Tech and produced 6 more first downs. In the end, the Yellowjackets forced timely turnovers and put together a clutch drive at the end of the game for the win.

    Georgia Tech kicked off to start the game. The Cavaliers moved to within field goal range in the first quarter but the 84 KPW kicker couldn't kick a 40-yard field goal. And in fact, it looked a few yards short. "I kicked that one as hard as I'm capable of," said the dejected freshman, Ian Frye, after the game.

    "Maybe I have a new position I need to recruit this season then," countered disappointed head coach Mike London.

    Alabama transfer Phillip Sims made a huge mistake that gave Georgia Tech the early lead. A wide receiver had good separation over the middle but due to a lingering linebacker he had to wait, and then zipped it in, as the cornerback now had a clear angle to the ball while trailing. Jemea Thomas picked it clean and took it back for a touchdown.

    A few minutes into the second quarter the Cavaliers were able to get on the board when Perry Jones crammed it in from a yard out after a long pass to the 1-yard line, and the score was 7-7.

    The Cavaliers had a lot going against them in this game as Perry Jones would soon be hurt two separate portions of the game, and WR Tim Smith was knocked out of the game for several weeks. Sims was also knocked out of the game for two quarters, and Michael Rocco had to come into the game.

    Georgia Tech kicked a 44-yard field goal with 1:12 remaining in the first half. Virginia responded with a crisp drive in which they looked unstoppable with the Georgia Tech moaning on the sideline that he didn't know what to call on defense. Rocco found FB Zach Swanson from a yard out to give the Cavaliers a 14-10 lead heading into the break.

    The third quarter became a defensive battle, and the Yellowjackets broke through in the fourth quarter with a nice drive and 14-yard touchdown pass from Tevin Washington to Chris Jackson which gave them the 17-14 lead.

    Virginia countered with a nice drive, but Georgia Tech made the key play of the game that allowed them to win. Virginia continued to look very crisp on offense and had the ball inside the 10-yard line. An ill advised play action pass call allowed the Georgia Tech defensive line to come through untouched and pound Rocco. The ball came loose and instead of taking the lead or at least tying the game on a short field goal, the Cavaliers came away with nothing.

    After getting the ball back, the Cavaliers were able to go right down the field and score a touchdown on a 20-yard touchdown run by Kevin Parks, who filled in admirably for the constantly injured Jones in this game, and Virginia had a 21-17 lead.

    With about two and a half minutes to go Georgia Tech embarked upon the game-winning drive and methodically worked their way down to a 9-yard touchdown pass from Washington to Orwin Smith on a screen pass. The Yellowjackets abused the Cavalier defense with the screen pass as an effective counter to the constant blitzing the Wahoos had to employ to keep the option offense at bay.

    "Live by the sword, die by the sword," said London. The Cavaliers had 44 seconds left but were intercepted thanks to perfect man coverage and went home with their tail between their legs. gg smlVICTORIES53

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    Season 1 Week 4 Update
    Wahoo-wah!
    Charlottesville is buzzing following a 24-14 win over TCU.

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    Virginia traveled to Fort Worth, Texas to take on the 12th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs a week after losing an extremely disappointing game to Georgia Tech. What happened was pretty surprising, especially for those that aren't delusional Cavalier fans.

    Other than two drives sandwiched around halftime in which the Wahoos could not even slow them down and allowed two touchdowns, the Horned Frogs were utterly dominated on their home field. Consider these numbers: A 24:00 to 8:00 time of possession advantage. Twenty-four first downs to seven. Third down conversions of 1/8 for TCU and 8/15 for the Hoos. That about tells the story as our defense played out of their minds in this one.

    Perry Jones was once again knocked out of the game, so Kevin Parks was once again asked to fill in, and did so quite well in eclipsing 100 yards. Phillip Sims was named player of the game, going 22-36 for 282 yards and 1 TD with no interceptions on the day. Darius Jennings grabbed 9 passes for 151 yards as he takes over the #1 receiver role after it is now being reported that Tim Smith will miss the rest of the season with his broken collarbone.

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    Season 1 Week 5 Update

    Tough Win

    Recruits on hand watch Cavaliers overcome obstacles with a 33-14 win over Louisiana Tech
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    Kevin Parks was once again magnificent with Perry Jones hurt
    Virginia hosted the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on a day when many of their recruits were watching and deciding where to play their collegiate football. It didn't go well in the first half as the Cavaliers struggled to get a handle on LTU's creative offense and found themselves scrambling for answers. Senior QB Colby Cameron (80 OVR) looked a lot like a poor man's Tim Tebow as he looked to run whenever possible and always seemed to dance out of trouble and find the open man. Louisiana Tech had the only points of the opening quarter on a 1-yard TD run by HB Hunter Lee with 2:51 remaining in the frame. This came on the heels of one of Phillip Sims' two interceptions in this game.

    Virginia responded with a very careful 11 play, 76 yard drive that tied the game at 7 apiece. Sims found WR Darius Jennings between defenders on a crossing route from 8 yards out to tie the game.

    "We definitely felt the pressure on that drive. They weren't letting us run, so we had to dink and dunk down the field with the short passing game and I had already made one big mistake," said Sims. It was nice to get that touchdown."

    After LTU drove down the field easily but missed a field goal, the Cavaliers countered with a successful 19-yard field goal after stalling near the goal line. The Bulldog defense came to play in this one, severely limiting the running game. They hurt Perry Jones for some of the game - this guy is always hurt - and also knocked out stud TE Colter Phillips (88 OVR) for the next four weeks with a strained achilles. The hits keep on coming for the Cavaliers as we will be missing our two most dangerous pass receiving threats in the upcoming games.

    Once again Cameron rallied the troops and easily outmaneuvered the stumbling, bumbling Cavaliers defense in engineering a second touchdown drive as FB Malon Lee scored from two yards out to give the Bulldogs a 14-10 lead. The Cavaliers got down the field and were again stopped in the red zone, kicking a 25-yard FG with no time remaining to go into the half down 14-13.

    In the second half the Bulldogs weren't much worse but we finally got a handle on Cameron. On one play he broke away, ran over the spying safety then broke two more tackles but was forced to fumble and we recovered. That was a big shot in the arm and he seemed to be less effective after that. We sacked him four times in the second half as he repeatedly would try to escape pressure and our guys were determined not to let him beat us with his legs.



    kevin Parks started finding creases and breaking tackles as he shared time with the injured Perry Jones in the second half. Jones played through a minor hamstring issue.



    Sims caught fire in the fourth quarter after throwing his second INT of the game in the third quarter. He found Dominique Terrell for a pair of touchdown passes in the fourth quarter that impressed the recruits and made the final score a little more palatable.
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    Season 1 Week 6 Update

    London tears into team after win against Duke
    Coach is unhappy with poor showing of the defense against Bluedevils
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    The Virginia defense hemorrhaged yards to a less talented Duke Bluedevils squad in a game that head coach Mike
    London called "embarrassing." Afterwards, reporters were held out of the locker room for a few minutes as the
    coach dressed down the team. The rant could clearly be heard in the hallway outside.
    "It really was pretty bad," said London. "I let them have it in there. We give up 488 yards and 22 first downs...
    To that team? I'm just happy we were able to hold them to field goal tries and convert our red zone possessions
    into 7 points."
    The Cavaliers took a 14-0 lead on a pair of TD throws and in between the two scores picked off the Bluedevils in the
    end zone to quell a drive.
    Duke kicked a field goal toward the end of the first quarter, but the Cavaliers were able to tack on more points in the
    form of a 57-yard TD run by Perry Jones. Duke missed on a field goal attempt, but on their next drive they were
    forced to punt and pinned the Cavaliers inside their own 5 yard line, then forced a safety. Two Bluedevil field goals
    later, the Cavaliers managed to take up the rest of the first half on a long drive that ended in a field goal. The game
    appeared well in hand at halftime, with UVA holding a 24-11 lead.
    Virginia continued to put up the points in the third quarter with a couple of great passes by Phillip Sims leading to a
    1-yard touchdown plunge by Perry Jones. But at the end of the third quarter, Sims allowed the Devils back into the
    game by throwing an interception that was returned 80 yards for a touchdown. The Cavaliers held on for the win, but
    it was arguably the ugliest win of the season so far.
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    Season 1 Week 7 Update


    Virginia Plays Poor Host
    Hostility abounds in Charlottesville as Virginia knocks off #11 Maryland

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    After an early miscue, Phillip Sims was nearly flawless in the rain.


    Going into this week's matchup against Maryland, it was public knowledge that starting QB C.J. Brown was hurt, and that they didn't have much depth. Perry Hills was going to have to start in his place, and frankly he's no C.J. Brown.

    Knowing that, it was Virginia's strategy to loosen up the reigns on the offense and try to put points on the board, simply betting that the Terrapins wouldn't be able to keep up. The plan was to stop the run and force the pass; it worked on some levels (the defense forced 4 interceptions by Hills) and didn't work on other levels (allowed a pathetic 224 rushing yards). Nevertheless, when the dust settled the Wahoos came away with a 48-31 win that put them at 6-1 and into the Top 25.

    The game got off to a horrid start when Phillip Sims dropped back to pass and was distracted by a lighting-fast blur that seemed to be covering the entire field all at once. (that blur turned out to be 95 OVR, 92 speed OLB Kenny Tate - whattabeast!). He failed to find an open man and threw it into coverage. It was promptly intercepted and returned for a touchdown and a 7-0 Terp lead. The Cavaliers bounced back and started moving the ball down the field as Sims got his sea legs under him. However, we were forced to kick a pair of field goals because we couldn't punch it in.

    After the Terps countered with a field goal of their own to make it 10-6, Sims helped put another drive together and found Sophomore HB Kevin Parks out of the backfield for a pretty 7-yard touchdown completion. That started an offensive explosion as Maryland countered with a 75-yard touchdown run off tackle, and Virginia coutnered with a 52-yard touchdown strike to Darius Jennings on 3rd and 1. At halftime, UVA had a 20-17 lead.

    UVA dominated the third quarter and that is where they won the game. They intercepted Hills twice in the quarter, returning one for a touchdown, and the passing game was nearly unstoppable as the Cavaliers outscored the opponent 21-7 in the frame.

    To their credit Maryland kept fighting, but weren't able to overcome a defense that gave up 352 yards in the air on 20-28 passing by Phillip Sims, and a quarterback that simply wasn't ready for prime time.

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    Sims is picked off and Maryland gets a touchdown out of the deal

    Justus Pickett goes for a big gain and a touchdown against the Hoos

    On 3rd and 1, Sims and Jennings surprise the Terps with a quick slant for a long TD

    Sims gets off a 31-yard TD strike just in time

    Maryland QB Hills throws a Pick 6
     
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    Season 1 Week 8 Update


    Cavaliers Earn Another, But in Sloppy Fashion

    Cavaliers win 44-28 against Wake Forest
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    FS Rijo Walker intercepted a pass 3 yards deep in the end zone and made a scintillating, winding return for a touchdown
    Virginia had several recruits on hand as the Wake Forest Demon Deacons came to town. They got the win and the score looked o.k., but in reality
    it was the most poorly played game all season, at least on the offensive side of the ball. The team allowed 8 sacks as the Wake Forest line started
    building momentum and in the 2nd quarter and 3rd quarter simply could not be stopped.
    Luckily the defense was up to the task, holding the Deacons to just 2/12 on third down conversions and 277 yards of total offense with 10 first
    downs. Wake Forest scored first though, on a blown coverage and a 21-yard connection from Tanner Price to Michael Campanaro.
    When upright, Phillip Sims was excellent completing 21/32 for 273 yards and 3 touchdowns with no interceptions. However, along with the 8 sacks
    he was also stripped of the ball three times and it was recovered by Wake Forest each time.
    "We think we can get the blocking back under control, but no question this was a horrible performance offensively," said Coach London after the
    game. "We have the bookends and that's a big start. Today it was the interior guys who just got run over. We'll sit them down and give them
    some ideas on how they can improve."
    With Wake Forest starting to dominate the trenches and scoring two touchdowns in the second quarter, a comeback was not out of the question.
    The play of the game put a stop to that. Early in the third quarter the Deacons were driving down the field looking for a touchdown that would have
    pulled them to within one score at 34-28. Free safety Rijo Walker stopped the drive with an interception 3 yards deep in the end zone. He started
    to kneel it in the end zone but saw a nice gap and took off. Walker followed his blocks beautifully and was able to make it a 41-21 score instead,
    and that's how we were able to keep the Demon pass rushers at bay.
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    Cavaliers Verbally Commit 6 Players in First 8 Weeks

    Virginia has currently gotten verbal commits from six players. Three or four are considered to be contributors at some point.


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    Garrett is an impressive physical specimen. We see him as a clear-cut starter in the future due to his impressive size and physical skills. Needs to work on tackling. Hines is the other MLB we have landed in this class. Not nearly as explosive physically as Garrett, but a better tackler. We see him as a potential running mate for Garrett if we end up playing a 3-4 defense in the future, which is possible.

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    McCarty obviously isn't a stud. We'd prefer to find somebody better and we are working on that. But if that doesn't pan out he could be playing soon.

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    Tackle is presently the strength of this team. However, we graduate one this year and one year after next. Hell, the way this game is built I bet the other goes pro this year. So we will need tackles, and there weren't a whole helluva lot that liked us as the beginning of the year. We scrambled to find Butler, who isn't in one of our pipelines or anything but is pretty solid.


    Other recruits:

    We signed a pretty average :3stars: #43 OLB, Robert Rogers (69 OVR, 6'7" 229 lbs from LaGrange, GA)

    Signed :3stars: #96 CB Julius Smith (61 OVR, 6'1" 173 lbs from Plantation, FL)
     
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    Season 1 Week 10 Update

    Taking a Beating
    Virginia is humbled 27-6 by NC State


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    The NC State Wolfpack caught an early break then dominated the rest of the way as the Virginia Cavaliers could simply do
    nothing right in the rain and muck of Carter-Finley Stadium.

    The Cavaliers started off the scoring with a field goal, after getting to within scoring distance but getting sacked twice to put
    them at the edge of K Ian Frye's range, but he made it. NC State countered with a touchdown drive as James Washington
    pounded in from 3 yards out after a couple tries.

    After UVA kicked another field goal to make it 7-6 in favor of the Wolfpack, the tenor of the game changed when Mike Glennon
    dropped back and threw a prayer into double coverage to Tobias Palmer. Palmer not only caught the jump ball, the Virginia
    defenders simply lost track of him and he ran right between the two of them for a 79-yard touchdown.

    "It was one of the damndest things I've seen," said Coach London. "Obviously we have some serious recruiting work to do
    at the defensive back positions."

    NC State spent the rest of the game pounding the UVA offense into submission with constant pressure and incredible pass
    coverage.

    "We tried to make a living throwing the ball in the direction of David Amerson," said London. "That's not going to happen
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    Season 1 Week 11 Update
    Cavaliers Earn Another
    Cavaliers win a hard-fought 34-24 contest against Miami
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    In a game that was much closer than the final score would indicate, Virginia survived a physical, hard-hitting contest against the Miami Hurricanes that
    was tied 13-13 at the break, with the Hurricanes falling apart in the second half.

    UVA got the ball first and embarked upon an extremely conservative drive that saw them get 6 first downs and score at the 3:50 mark of the first
    quarter. Miami answered with a field goal of their own before Phillip Sims threw the first of two touchdown passes to Miles Gooch. Miami came right
    back to tie the game again on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Williams to fullback Maurice Hagens.

    Both teams would kick field goals before the end of the half. The Cavaliers got a huge interception on the first drive of the second half that may have
    turned the tide of the game, as linebacker LaRoy Reynolds read the play like a safety and made a nice break on the ball. Phillip Sims led the Wahoos
    down the field for the go-ahead points as he scrambled in from 17 yards out on an impressive hit into the end zone.

    Virginia continued to move the offense with tough yardage on the inside from Perry Jones and accurate passing from Sims. Sims also scrambled on a
    couple of key 3rd-down conversions, showing off underrated athleticism. Sealing the win was Rijo Walker, whose spinning interception against a
    much bigger Hurricane offensive player killed off a promising drive late in the third quarter.

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    Season 1 Week 13 Update



    Cavaliers Refuse to Lose!

    The Cavaliers are overjoyed after a home win against arch-rival North Carolina.


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    In their second to last regular season game of the year, the Virginia Cavaliers caught some lucky breaks in scoring a 34-14 win against the very talented North Carolina Tarheels. One theme of the game was UNC not being able to convert inside the red zone. This played out twice in the first half as UNC could only kick a pair of field goals in the second quarter.

    Meanwhile, the offense was getting untracked and catching lucky breaks to boot. Perry Jones broke a wide-open 61-yard TD run off tackle in the second quarter to give the team a 10-3 lead, and then Darius Jennings caught a pass that looked like it might get picked off then ran for an 80-yard touchdown. All told, we had a 17-6 lead at halftime.

    The third quarter was where the offense genuinely seemed to get working as both scoring plays in the first half were long fluky plays. Phillip Sims threw a pair of touchdown passes in the third quarter and had three on the day, going 12-17 for 269 yards in the process.

    UNC was able to force a fumble late in the game and pounce on it and Bry(a?)n Renner (did your mommy and daddy forget the A?) threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to get UNC into the end zone for the first time. GG Gravity sorry it took me awhile to post.

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    Season 1 Week 13 Update



    Satisfying win in Blacksburg
    UVA pulls away in the second half after holding a narrow lead at the mid point.


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    Virginia outgained the hated Virginia Tech Hokies 428-266 in total offense, and holding the home team to just 2-8 on third down conversions in winning handily on the road.

    Leading the charge as usual was Phillip Sims, who completed 23 of 30 passes for 304 yards and 3 touchdowns against 1 interception. Kevin Parks, who coaches say reminds them of a quintessential Virginia Tech running back, had 28 carries for 120 yards and 1 touchdown in the win.

    Sims completed passes to seven different receivers, six of whom caught at least two passes apiece. TE Colter Phillips was the target on two of the touchdown throws.

    Steve Greer led the defense with 8 tackles, including 7 solo, 4 tackles for loss and a sack.
     
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    Season 1 Bowl Week Update


    Frustrating Glitch leads to 'Sim to the End'
    Wahoos lose their third game of the season 50-38.


    We were down 17-10 and driving in what had been a very fun, interesting game. Matt Barkley seemed to be on point although he had two lucky INT drops by the Cavaliers. On the other hand, USC players were making incredible interceptions that I couldn't even get mad about. It looked like we were going to possibly get some points before the end of the half since there was just over 2 minutes remaining.... when this happened.




    If you can't tell what happened there... That is a "drive" play from Ace Twin TE where the WR goes in motion. At the snap, all looked normal until my QB tucked the ball down and started running backward on his own, and there were no icons. I panicked and hit B and that resulted in (yes) a spin move, sack, fumble, and a return for a TD and a 24-10 lead. Fuck that. Simmed the rest.
     
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    I'm sorry I lol'ed at that helli...but that shit is bizarre how that happened...
     
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    yeah it's o.k. I'll just make sure to laugh the next time something unfortunate happens to you! :redcard:

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    Naw I mean I know I could have just played it later and would have shown you guys the evidence... I guess I figured we got our share of wins this year being shitty virginia... Loss is more sim. Hell I might have lost anyway but I don't think so.
     
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    PS Mogriffjr weird shit happening throughout...... Couple images.

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    Safety made one of the coolest INT's I've seen. he was skying. This pic that I took didn't do it justice.



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    Matt Barkley with the no-look dish 14 yards downfield! Fuckin Magic Johnson back there.
     
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    Fortune Smiles Upon Wahoos as FSU's Goldman Transfers

    Freshman Defensive Tackle Eddie Goldman has transferred the University of Virginia after determining that he wouldn't receive adequate playing time in Tallahassee.

    Goldman is a big, physical football player at 6'4" 310 lbs. He is a 79 OVR, 92 STR, 80 TAK, 82 PMV, 81 BSH beast in the middle who will be an immediate starter for the Cavaliers. Unfortunately, he will have to sit out a season before he can play.
     
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    SEASON 1 - FINAL SEASON STANDINGS
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    CUTS

    QB Greyson Lambert, 69 OVR
    WR Anthony Cooper, 69 OVR
    RG Tyrell Chavis, 67 OVR
    CB Brandon Phelps, 71 OVR
    WR Adrian Gamble, 67 OVR
    FB Sammy MacFarlane, 71 OVR
     
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    2013 Season Summary (8-5, 4-4 Conference)

    Worked a lot of hours during this in-game season so didn't have time to do game reports on the normal. So here is the summary update on how it all went down.

    WEEK 1: Virginia 53, @ Washington 50 (1-0 on Season)
    We got a glimpse of just how tough the CPU can be right out of the gate as we had to fight tooth and nail to get a win on the road coming out of the gates. Washington has a ton of talent, and played like it, taking a 14-0 lead and having a 21-14 lead at the end of the first quarter. The game went to overtime, where we intercepted a pass on Washington's first possession and kicked a field goal for the win. Phillip Sims was named offensive player of the game, going 23-31 with 385 yards and 4 touchdowns with no interceptions.

    WEEK 2: BYE

    WEEK 3: Virginia 30, Mississippi State 17 (2-0 on Season)
    The Cavaliers were feeling good about themselves after winning this one, beating an always tough bravejaf - and although we noted at the time that we caught some breaks, it was nice to be 2-0 after how tough the cpu played us in week 1. We definitely felt a false sense of security with how the season was going. The key to the win was that we didn't commit any turnovers, and we were able to force one - and shut out the Bulldogs in the second half. Player of the game award went to HB Kevin Parks, with 28 carries for 125 yards and 2 touchdowns.

    WEEK 4: Virginia 38, Notre Dame 31 (3-0 on Season)
    Another very tough CPU game as we were down early thanks to a 64-yard touchdown run where we never had a shot at getting the guy down. Phillip Sims was hurt in this one and backup Michael Rocco came in and threw a 55-yard touchdown pass as we were clawing our way back. A combo of Rocco, David Watford, and later Sims (when he came back healthy late in the game) finished out the game, and Kevin Parks scored three second half touchdowns including two in the deciding fourth quarter. We gave out two game balls. One went to HB Kevin Parks, with 31 carries for 185 yards and 3 touchdowns. The other went to OLB Daquan Romero, who made 10 stops, 7 solo, 4 for loss, and had 2 sacks.

    WEEK 5: Virginia 3, Georgia Tech 20 (3-1 on Season)
    Reality set in as a more physical team led by coach smlVICTORIES53 came to town and shoved us all over the field. They had 194 yards rushing on 41 carries, chewing away at the game clock while we threw two huge interceptions. Georgia Tech had three players with over 10 carries, divvying up the yards between Sims, Zenon and Days and the UVA defense had a tough time slowing them down. Nevertheless, the defense played well enough to keep us in the game. It was the huge turnovers and lack of push on the ground that lost it for us.


    WEEK 6: Virginia 38, @ Miami (4-1 on Season)
    Finally we got a respite from the pesky CPU, as clock management and how the game turned out led to a pretty easy win. We scored on a long bomb to end the first half, then got the ball first in the second half and were able to chew away most of the third quarter. We forced two punts and didn't force any turnovers, but it was enough for the convincing win. Player of the game award went to WR Darius Jennings, who had 8 receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown on a 70-yard bomb.

    WEEK 7: Virginia 27, @ Tennessee 30 (Overtime) (4-2 on Season)
    In what might have been the highlight of the season for coach jfosh and Tennessee, the Volunteers struggled early on but scored 14 points in the 4th quarter and 10 points in overtime to make a huge comeback and send the Cavaliers to 4-2 on the season, and plunging in the polls. Tennessee did a particularly good job of stopping HB Parks, holding him to 54 yards on 23 carries, although he did get into the end zone twice. MLB Henry Coley had one of his best games of the season for the Vols, making 12 tackles, 6 solo, and 2 for loss.

    WEEK 8: Virginia 21, @ North Carolina 26 (4-3 on Season)
    In what might have been the highlight of the season for coach Gravity and North Carolina (jesus, why does everybody take such glee in beating little old me), the Tarheels drubbed us in a game that wasn't as close as the final score indicated. We gave up 396 yards of offense to our 285, and gave up 5 of 8 conversions on third down, which just isn't going to get it done against anyone let alone a talented team like UNC. Another factor that made this game even more one-sided was that UNC lost two fumbles, and had 3 turnovers overall to our one, and still beat us. Phillip Sims had good numbers but was sacked an astounding 7 times as our offensive line has its worst game of the season and our game plan was shit.

    WEEK 9: Virginia 27, @ Maryland 37 (4-4 on Season)
    Maryland and mboda came to town to take revenge for last season's win, when Virginia was the only team to beat them on their way to the BCS National Championship. We were able to keep it close the whole way, with the score tied at 20-20 after three quarters before the Terps turned it on in the fourth quarter. Our run defense let us down hardcore in that deciding fourth quarter as Justus Pickett broke loose for 23 carries, 158 yards and a touchdown in this game. Maryland was extremely balanced on offense and took advantage of causing 3 turnovers, including 2 interceptions.

    WEEK 10: Virginia 34, Clemson 27 (5-4 on Season)
    Clemson had a 17-7 lead after the first quarter and it was gut check time for the Hoos. Virginia kicked a field goal, returned a punt for a touchdown, and scored a touchdown on the ground in a key second quarter as we got back into the game and had a 24-17 lead at halftime. From there we maintained the edge as each team scored 10 points in the second half. Clemson dominated on the ground, but we were able to hamper their passing attack. Player of the game award went to WR Darius Jennings, who had 11 receptions for 159 yards and also returned a key punt for a touchdown to give us some momentum in the second quarter. MLB Henry Coley was the defensive player of the game with 9 tackles 3 for loss, and an interception. FB Zach Swanson was given recognition as well as he was credited with a surprising 8 pancake blocks.

    WEEK 11: Virginia 24, @ Wake Forest 31 (5-5 on Season)
    Of all the games this year, the Wake Forest loss was the most frustrating because we had just pulled back to .500 after a horrible string of user losses and just needed to beat up on the good ole' CPU to continue to pull ourselves back toward a Top 25 ranking. Also, Wake was one of the worst teams we faced all season on paper. This game was the reason we finished the season ranked outside of the polls. Wake Forest was very good on the ground and impenetrable to our ground game, giving up just 92 yards on 34 carries. With the game so close we clammed up a little bit and probably played it too close to the vest in this one. Time and time again we found ourselves in "inches" situations just outside field goal range, and went only 2-4 on those short yardage conversions, effectively having 2 turnovers. Wake Forest ended up having a great season, going 10-3 on the season and a surprising 5-3 in conference.

    WEEK 12: Virginia 42, Duke 35 (6-5 on Season)
    After Wake stunned us, we knew that Duke wasn't going to be an easy game... Duke, that finished 3-8 and 0-8 in the conference. After the Cavaliers took a 7-0 lead early, the game ended up being tied 14-14 at halftime. Sims hooked up with Tim Smith on each of the first half touchdowns. Duke scored 14 points in the third quarter on a short pass and short run as our defense was having a horrible time stopping their passing attack (409 passing yards). In the second half Sims threw three touchdown passes to Dominique Terrell as we scored 21 fourth quarter points to pull this one out. If we had lost this one, we surely would have lost a prestige star on the season. As it was, we somehow held our 4-star status. Three players earned game balls. WR Tim Smith (15/ 234, 2 TD)... WR Dominique Terrell (5/ 101, 3 TD) ... MLB Henry Coley (15 tackles, 4 TFL)

    WEEK 13: Virginia 24, Virginia Tech 21 (7-5 on Season)
    Virginia Tech was the more talented and explosive team, but Logan Thomas had a career worst game, throwing 5 interceptions with only 203 yards passing. Still, we had to eek it out as we simply couldn't get the job done once we got past mid field most of the time. Two players earned game balls. HB Kevin Parks had 173 yards on 31 attempts with 2 TD... CB Drequan Hoskey played out of his mind, getting 4 interceptions (5 on the season).

    BOWL WEEK: (Advocare Independence Bowl) Virginia 31, Hawai'i 16 (8-5 on Season)
    We got lucky and got an easy CPU team in the bowl game. What a lucky break. OLB Daquan Romero had 11 tackles, 9 solo, and 2 for loss as we were able to keep the Hawaii offense in check in the red zone, forcing 3 field goals in 4 tries.


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    Cavaliers Pound Florida Atlantic in Warm-Up Game but "Have work to do"

    Kevin Parks ran for over 300 yards as the Virginia offense easily dismantled a subpar defense in their opening game of the season.

    "Some people might call this a warmup game but when you give up over 400 yards in the air, that clearly tells you where you need to put some attention in practice the next week," said Coach London.

    All in all, 79 OVR QB Gary Crow of FAU completed 28 of 60 throws for 402 yards, 2 TD, and 4 INT. The problem was a lack of consistent pressure. Although they got a pair of sacks, Crow for the most part had time to survey and dissect a defense that was a little too spread out. His longest completion was for 35 yards, but they had very few short passes as well.
     
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