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Quarterback Bryce Perkins Breaking Records in First Season at UVa

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Bryce Perkins is breaking records in his first season with the Wahoos Bryce Perkins is breaking records in his first season with the Wahoos
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

The Virginia football team finished the regular season by losing three of its last four games, as the Cavaliers fell 34-31 in overtime against Virginia Tech in the Commonwealth Clash on Friday Night.

The Wahoos have not beaten their biggest rival since 2003.

Despite the loss, first-year starting quarterback Bryce Perkins is etching his name in the UVa record books.

Perkins threw for 259 yards and three touchdowns against the Hokies.

He also led both teams in rushing yards (112) and carries (24).

"I think he's really tough, and he's a great leader," says head coach  Bronco Mendenhall.  

Perkins now has 3,314 yards of total off this season, which breaks the record Kurt Benkert set last year (3,144 yards).

The junior QB also has 31 total touchdowns, which is the most in a single season in UVa program history, and tops the record of 29 previously shared by Bill Dudley (1941), Shawn Moore (1990), and Matt Schaub (2003).

Perkins rushed for over 100 yards four times this season,. which ties Dudley's 1941 record for most 100+-yard rushing games by a Cavaliers quarterback.

Virginia (7-5, 4-4 ACC) will learn its bowl opponent and destination on December 2nd.