Lots of good news for the Virginia Cavaliers in recent days. We covered Tony Bennett and the men’s basketball team landing elite prospect Carson McCorkle, and detailed every angle from UVA football’s dominant win over Louisville on Saturday, including Bryce Perkins’ insane hurdles over two Cardinals defenders.
Cavaliers becoming a big-play offense (Daily Progress)
Of the many positives to come out of this weekend's game, Ron Counts of The Daily Progress noted how UVA's offense continued to find explosive gains. After Joe Reed's 44-yard catch and run on Saturday, 10 of the team's 16 touchdowns have now come on 20 yards or more.
Bryce Perkins proving his worth in Charlottesville (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Through four games, Perkins has electrified Virginia’s offense. While he's shown the ability to throw, its really been his legs that has transformed the team's entire dynamic. As Bronco Mendenhall said, "If you try to tackle him in the open field, and you're by yourself, good luck with that."
The college section of Pro Football Focus recognized UVA senior DB Juan Thornhill for his stellar performance on Saturday. Thornhill allowed zero receptions on the day.
Juan Thornhill was targeted 3 times in coverage against Louisville – and did not allow a single reception pic.twitter.com/bDaadv0adZ— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 22, 2018
After falling to Clemson on Thursday, No. 4 Virginia women’s soccer beat 12th ranked Duke on the road yesterday afternoon, 2-1. Rebecca Jarrett’s goal in the 77th minute was the difference.