UVa Football Ends Spring Practice with Orange-Blue Game
A young fan wanted a 'selfie' with David Watford after the spring game
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -
The Virginia football team wrapped up spring practice with its annual Orange-Blue game Saturday at Scott Stadium.
The quarterback position remains an on-going battle.
Rising sophomore Greyson Lambert had the best performance Saturday, completing 18-of-31 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns.
Both Lambert and incumbent starter David Watford were intercepted twice.
Lambert says, "From the start of spring until now, we've just tried to be consistent. Performance and production is what's written on our doors. Every time we go out on the field, that's what we seek. Up until today, that's what we've been. Today had it's up's and down's, but we've been able to put some consistent practice together."The rising junior Watford threw for 31 yards on 4-of-14 passing.
"Greyson, he's done a hell of a job," says Watford. "I'm probably playing catchup right now, but I wouldn't want it any other way. That's only going to make me better, and it's going to make him better as well."
Rising sophomore Matt Johns was 6-of-19 for 43 yards.
Lambert led the Cavaliers offense on two touchdown drives, including one in the final two minutes of the game.
Head coach Mike London says, "It was good that you end on a positive note, in seeing what we can do. Quarterbacks making throws, receivers making catches. I thought we had too many drops out there today. But at the very end right there, some clutch catches, contested catches, which is important, and the big thing is seeing an overall improvement as you end the game."
The Virginia defense had nine sacks in the game, with Max Valles, Eli Harold, and Kirk Garner all getting to the quarterback three times.
Henry Coley had a team high 12 tackles.
UVa rushed for 149 yards on 62 carries.
Nine different players carried the ball at least twice.
Rising sophomore Taquan Mizzell led the team with 28 yards on nine attempts.
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