Inside the Game: UConn

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Earning his pelts the hard way

Jameel Sewell ran for a team-high 74 yards

For the second week in a row Jameel Sewell led his team to a victory on a late fourth quarter drive and Chris Gould made the connection to successfully complete the drive.

The drive began from the Cavalier 20-yard line with Virginia down by two points with 3:22 left in the game.

  • Sewell throws a low pass to Jonathan Stupar at the UVa 34-yard line. Stupar drops and makes the reception. The play is reviewed and upheld.
  • On the second play, Chris Gorham makes his second huge grab of the afternoon. With a picture perfect pocket, Sewell takes a five-step drop and hits a wide open Gorham on a go route 30 yards downfield to the UConn 36-yard line.
  • Virginia moves into Gould country without even running a play. Well, not exactly. Husky defensive tackle Alex Polito jumped off-sides, but before he could recover Virginia center Jordy Lipsey snaps the ball to catch the Connecticut defender in the neutral zone. On the ensuing play, Andrew Pearman darts for a 10-yard gain to move the chains and put Virginia in comfortable position for Gould to attempt a wining kick.
  • Following two running plays, Sewell hit Tom Santi for an 8 yard connection on third-and-five to not only move the chains, but to help the Hoos maintain possession, continue to grind the clock and set up a potential touchdown.
  • After first and second down runs that netted a yard, the Cavs faced a third-and-goal at the Husky seven-yard line. Sewell took the snap and ran a quarterback draw, falling two feet short of the goal line. After some soul-searching, Groh makes the decision to kick the field goal.
  • Following an attempt to move the ball back five additional yards with a delay of game penalty to improve the angle for Gould (which was declined), the senior kicker calmly