Virginia Searching For Bright Spots, Progress After Maryland Crash

Virginia Cavaliers Malik Washington
Virginia transfer receiver Malik Washington has posted consistent PFF grades in 5 of his last 7 games. ~ Photo courtesy of Virginia Athletics Media Relations/Matt Riley

Virginia and Maryland rekindled their historical rivalry on Friday as the teams met for the first time in 10 years. The Terrapins took the bragging rights with a 42-14 victory as a close game through three quarters dissolved into a run-away win for the hosts in College Park.

The Cavaliers fell to 0-3 with the loss this season. UVA sits at 3-10 in the Tony Elliott era with a return to ACC play on deck for this Friday night at Scott Stadium. Can the Hoos find a way into the winner’s circle? What would it take? Are there signs of progress?

Let’s take a look at the Pro Football Focus (PFF) Report to see what the execution grades can tell us about Virginia.

Quick Virginia Overview

A quick look at the PFF grades this week shows that the Hoos have put together back-to-back performances with slightly below average grades across the board. Consistency with execution is a step in the right direction, but obviously if it hovers below average then the ultimate results in the win-loss column will continue to be disappointing.