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2-3 UVa Football Team Aims to Pick Up the Pieces After Ball State Loss

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The Virginia football team suffered a tough upset yesterday as they fell 48-27 to Ball State.

"We had a lot of guys sitting on the bench including myself," said UVa quarterback David Watford. He elaborated, "I sat on the bench sometimes when I should've got up and got my guys up and into the game."

At the end of the day, no matter how heartbreaking the loss was, the Cavaliers know they have a lot of football left to play.

Watford said, "As a team we just have to hold each other up no matter what's going on. On the sideline we have to be more vocal we have to be more supportive." 

The 'Hoos had 13 penalties, two touchdowns called back and gave up 500 yards to the Cardinals.

Head Coach Mike London said, "I don't know how many led to scores. We'll look at that and critique that more. You've gotta have poise in those situations and we just didn't play very smart today."

Defensive Tackle, Brent Urban said, "Dumb mistakes over and over again myself included, I got a penalty too. It's things like that really hurt you especially on third down." 

To add salt to the wound, the Cavs had four turnovers while Ball State had none.

Running back Kevin Parks said, "I gotta do a better job of taking care of the ball and if they try to strip me I have to hold on to the ball."

Virginia will hit the road next Saturday to face 25th ranked Maryland. The guys say they aren't throwing in their towel just yet.

Watford said, "We can lay down and quit or we can keep fighting. He (London) asked us did anyone want to quit? Everybody said know. We have a fighting spirit we just gotta keep pushing."

"We're really just trying to stick together as a team," said Urban. He added, "nothing matters outside of this we just gotta keep getting better. We can only go up from here really."


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