Wow, I can't believe Virginia is involved in a big game today with implications for the championship of the ACC's Coastal Division. What's going on? How did we get here? I can't deny that I'm pretty worried about today's titanic struggle vs. Georgia Tech. The Hoos have won their two ACC games thus far with smoke and mirrors. That's not going to cut it today.
Permit me to dream, however.... What if the Hoos could pull this off today? We would clearly be in the driver's seat to win the division and make it to the ACC Championship game. And, dare I say it...a bowl?
Will wonders never cease?
UPDATE: Jameel Sewell starts. Only takes him two plays to make a terrible throw.
--Mikell Simpson starts, too. Great news.
UPDATE 2: On third and long, UVa didn't run a QB draw. That's progress! (Still, three and out on the first possession of the game).
UPDATE 3: 1st quarter, 3-0 GT. Nice defensive stand after a very poor turnover on the punt return; Tech is held to a field goal. Where would this team be without the defense? I dunno the answer to that, but if the defense doesn't score a couple of TDs today, we may be in trouble.
UPDATE 4: Wow, what a dumb time for Tech to fake a punt. Good field position for the Hoos here.
UPDATE 5: Ist quarter, 3-3. Wow, Robert Randolph's 48-yard field goal hit the crossbar and trickled through!
UPDATE 6: Thank you, pouring rain! A wet football is fumbled by Tech, and Virginia has great field position again.
--And Sewell actually made a great pass! To Vic Hall, out of bounds at the 1!
--That's the end of the first quarter. 3-3.
UPDATE 7: First and goal to go from the 1-yard line and the offense can't even punch the ball into the endzone. Sheesh, this offense is not good, is it?
Field goal by Randolph is good, though, and UVa is winning 6-3.
UPDATE 8: 10-6 GT, 2nd quarter. Tech made that look easy, driving down the field for the touchdown.
UPDATE 9: Another generally pathetic "drive" by the offense, but Jimmy Howell punts the ball to the one. He's going to be a very good punter before he graduates.
UPDATE 10: Nate Collins is good. That is all.
UPDATE 11: Halftime. GT kicks a FG as time expires to extend their lead to 13-6.
It really doesn't looke like UVa is going to win this game.
UPDATE: Game over, 34-9 GT.
Georgia Tech is just better than UVa. Period.