How Virginia Quarterback Bryce Perkins’ Passing Helped Snap Virginia Tech’s Run

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Virginia snapped its losing streak to the Hokies.
Bryce Perkins connected through the air and that played a key role in Virginia’s win against Virginia Tech. ~ Kris Wright

That annoying, way-too-long, thankfully-it’s-over streak ended seven months ago. The Virginia football team capped off a run to the program’s first ACC Coastal Division title with a 39-30 victory that snapped a 15-game skid against Virginia Tech. The Wahoos celebrated in field-rushing fashion and more.

The day opened with Bryce Perkins rapidly running toward legend status and ended with a defensive flurry that slammed the door emphatically with a fumble recovery touchdown. In between, some memorable plays helped make the highlight reel with Joe Reed, Noah Taylor, and Hasise Dubois among them.

Digging deeper into how the Hoos won seemed like a good summer exercise.

Long-time UVA fans might know at least part of the answer. In the Cavaliers last eight wins in the series, they’ve scored 32 points or more. This year’s streak-buster continued that trend. Perkins obviously had a big day running the football with touchdown runs of 39 and 67 yards included. That part matched the Virginia Tech defense’s repetitive struggles