Sunday, September 9, 2012

UVA 17 Penn State 16

I have never witnessed an uglier win in Virginia history. Not one.  The circumstances involved in this game and the place Penn State finds itself are well known to all, but on the field, both teams were ugly and could not execute.

The story of the game for Penn State is four missed field goals and a missed extra point.  Penn State outplayed Virginia...UVA could not run the ball....UVA could not pressure Penn State's quarterback....UVA's defense might as well have just stayed on the field, as efficient as the offense was.

But UVA won anyway...this is a game most UVA teams would have lost.  Mike London has his players in a good frame of mind, but frames of mind won't beat Georgia Tech, TCU, Florida State or Virginia Tech.  Those teams will roll UVA up if we can't figure out how to run and pressure the opposing quarterback.

On the plus side?  It was a beautiful day (until the last two minutes, when the rain gods delivered on the promise of the weather report), my two best friends in the world were there, and the University remains firmly placed in the center of the known universe. 

1 comment:

"The Hammer" said...

All ACC schools win ugly, if at all. Well maybe not Clemson and Va. Tech. And from the looks of things State/Va. will be another handbag fight.

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