The Virginia football team dropped its 4th game in a row, and have fallen to 0-2 in the ACC, after the 42-17 loss on the road at Duke this weekend.
The Blue Devils scoring 28 unanswered points in the second half to turn the game around, and turn it into a blow out.
The defeat marred the debut of sophomore quarterback Phillip Sims, who was making his first career start for the 'Hoos.
Sims completed 21-of-42 passes for 268 yards in the game.
Virginia added the deep pass to the gameplan, but were never able to connect against the Blue Devils.
Numerous passes were either just off or over the fingertips of receivers, or broken up at the last second by the defense.
Head coach Mike London says, "It definitely was disappointing, the big plays that were left out there, we by inches, when they had the opportunity to open the game up for us."
"We just weren't clicking," says Sims. "As a quarterback, I put that on my shoulders. There's no doubt about it. I don't expect my receivers to come out here and have to make one handed catches. That's not what I expect. I expect to put the ball on the money every single play, and I just didn't do that."
Sophomore wide receiver Darius Jennings says, "It's my job as a receiver just to go get the ball, wherever it is."
Virginia will be back at home next week, as they host Maryland at three o'clock.
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