Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on 11/09/2019.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, V.A. (WVIR) - Bryce Perkins accounted for 364 total yards and two touchdowns leading Virginia to a 33-28 win over Georgia Tech Saturday at Scott Stadium.
Perkins has 106 yards rushing with one touchdown and had 258 yards passing with another touchdown.
Perkins now has back-to-back games of over 100 yards rushing. He racked up a school record 490 total yards last week at North Carolina.
“It’s offensive line improvement. That’s allowed Bryce [Perkins] to run more effectively to have more protection, to throw more effectively," says UVa head coach Bryce Perkins. "Our offensive front has trended upwards for about the last six weeks. It’s been incremental, it’s been slow, it’s been sometimes less visible to the outside world but I’ve seen it. That’s the biggest difference which then has allowed Bryce to be who he really is as he has also become healthier.”
Wayne Taulapapa had 37 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
Terrell Jana caught nine passes for 108 yards, leading Virginia in receiving for the second straight game.
Virginia improves to 7-3 overall and 5-2 in the ACC and still controls its own destiny for a Coastal Division title. Virginia's final ACC game is against rival Virginia Tech in Charlottesville.
The Cavaliers are a perfect 5-0 at home this year and now have a bye week before playing host to Liberty.