There are no moral victories and there are no good losses. Those cliches out of the way, the Virginia Cavaliers acquitted themselves well against a good Georgia Tech football team on the road in their 30-27 overtime loss in Atlanta.
In a game that proved once again that the Hoos are better when all three operations contribute, a game where huge, game-changing, ‘will to win suffocating’ returns and turnovers would have defeated lesser teams, Virginia battled and almost pulled it off. It’s still a loss, but how you lose matters. No quit and all fight is who the 2018 Hoos are.
What about the grades though? Let’s look.
- Top performing unit (non-special teams): Secondary
- Needs work unit (non-special teams): Running backs
- Top special teams’ unit: Kickoff return
- Needs work special teams’ unit: Punt return
Offense – Grades
- Total Offense: 80.6 (B-)
- Quarterback: 84.1 (B)
- Running backs: 72.7 (C-)
- Wide receivers and tight ends: 86.2 (B)
- Offensive line: 79.5 (C+)
Offense – Quick Takes & Notes
- The offense posted its fifth 400-yard+ game of the season against Tech. The last time a UVA offense posted 400+ yards in five games was 2015.
- Great blocking by Hasise Dubious on Bryce Perkins’ second quarter TD, among several other plays.
- Virginia’s offense posted it’s sixth
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