UVA dropped a tough one yesterday, maybe the most devastating loss since the 1995(?) loss to Ga Tech when we were #1 in the country. The loss was a virtual mirror image of our victory the previous week over UNC, with Miami tying the game late and then beating us in overtime.
We handed this game to Miami through a combination of uninspiring play calling, poor tactics, and just plain bad execution.
Our kicker missed two field goals, both of which it appeared obvious that we were going to have to kick (on 3rd down). To me, with a right-footed kicker soccer-style kicker, you do everything you can to get the ball to the right hashmark. In neither case did we run plays on second or third down to ensure that he could have the favorable angle.
On a lighter note, it was a stunningly beautiful day. The fall colors were beautiful on the forested hills behind the stadium, and the 72 degree day was a bonus. Three cheers for global warming!