Bryce Perkins Earns ACC Weekly Honors, 'Hoos Prepare for Old Dominion
The UVa football team will play it's fourth straight night game to start the season for the first time in program history when the 'Hoos host Old Dominion Saturday at 7pm.
Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins has been named the ACC Co-Quarterback of the Week. He completed 17-of-19 passes in the second half against Florida State leading the 'Hoos to a 31-24 win.
Perkins threw a touchdown pass and also had an amazing 2-point conversion run late in the game to give Virginia a seven point lead.
"He's like a magician," says UVa receiver Hasise Dubois about Perkins. "It's hard to get him down. Sometimes if you have him corralled he finds a way to get out of it."
Virginia is now 2-0 in the ACC rallying from a halftime deficit in both games.
"I think our will was greater than theirs," says UVa offensive lineman Dillon Reinkensmeyer. "We wore them down and kept doing our stuff. Keep fighting, keep eluding. Just go get the job done."
The student section at Scott Stadium was loud and crazy Saturday night. The crowd of 57-thousand plus fans was the largest crowd for a football game during the Bronco Mendenhall era.
"The atmosphere, the student section came out. It was a great atmosphere," says UVa linebacker Rob Snyder. "It reminded me of down South on those SEC games."
Virginia faces Old Dominion Saturday for the first time ever in football. It's no time for a letdown, after an emotional win.
"I work really hard with my team to be even," says UVa coach Bronco Mendenhall. "Not so up, not so down. For every one of those there's a recovery process. I think the team knows that matter of factly that Monday is Monday."