Joe Reed Making an Impact at Receiver for UVa
Joe Reed had four receptions for 119 yards and two touchdowns against the Hokies, and the junior receiver has scored in three consecutive games.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (WVIR) - The Virginia football team lost its fifteenth game in a row against Virginia Tech on Friday night, as the Cavaliers fell 34-31 in overtime in Blacksburg.
After struggling in the first half, the Wahoo offense came alive in the second, as they scored all 31 of their points in the final 30 minutes.
Quarterback Bryce Perkins had three TD passes against the Hokies, and the junior became the program's single-season leader in total touchdowns with thirty-one.
Bill Dudley (1941), Shawn Moore (1990) and Matt Schaub (2003) all shared the previous record with 29.
Wide receiver Joe Reed has scored a touchdown in three-consecutive games.
The junior had two TD receptions in the third quarter against the Hokies.
The first was a one-handed grab on a 29-yard pass, and the second was a 75-yard catch and run.
"It was just a short pass, and I was thinking, 'Make something happen,'" says Reed. "We also talk about breaking tackles, and that's what happened. We were down (in the 1st half). We talked as an offense, had to make something happen, so that's what we did."
Head coach Bronco Mendenhall adds, "The last three games, he has really emerged, and that's helped our point production, offensively, significantly. When you add Bryce (Perkins) to Olamide (Zaccheaus) to now Joe (Reed), that helps a lot."
Reed had four receptions for 119 yards in the game.
Bowl selections will be announced next Sunday.