Greg’s Game Grades ’07: UConn

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Rashawn Jackson was injured on the first play from scrimmage Saturday

Clearly the loss of Cedric Peerman was evident as the Virginia running game was fairly pedestrian Saturday. The loss of Rashawn Jackson early in the game didn’t help matters. The quarterbacks delivered another consistent performance (not to suggest superior), but we’ve come to know what to expect. The return operation continues to be an issue for the special teams with poor decisions, turnovers and most discouraging, poor production. There was improvement in the coverage operation but another hiccup in the placement aspect cost Virginia valuable points late in the game. The big hitter this week was the defense that not only scored high marks for overall play but particularly high scores for red zone defense.

OFFENSE


Overall Grade: 81.32 (B-)


Notes:

  • This is the third time this season the Cavaliers have come from behind in the fourth quarter to win a game.
  • Virginia rushed for over 121 yards in a game for the sixth consecutive contest.
  • After failing to eclipse the 35% threshold on third down conversions in the opening two games of the season, Virginia has converted a minimum of 38% of its third down chances in each of the last four outings.


Red Zone Efficiency: 74 (C)



Position Breakdown


Quarterback: 81.3 (B-)
Statistical Grade: 82.17%
Subjective Grade: 80%

Bonus Points: 1.25


Jameel Sewell

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