Last week UVA faced a highly touted QB making his first ever college start in UCLA's Josh Rosen. Conventional wisdom would say that the young QB would struggle and the Virginia Cavalier's defense would rattle him. Unfortunately UVA's blitzes were ineffective and Rosen scorched the Hoos for over 300 yards with 3 TDs and 0 interceptions. Here is a list of QB's who have matched those numbers against Virginia since 2000.
Rosen went for 351 yards with an 80% completion percentage though, better than every QB on that list until Philips Rivers, who is a 5-time NFL Pro-Bowler.
To put those QB numbers into perspective, UVA has only had five QBs ever reach that 300 yard, 3 TD, 0 INT plateau in a game.
If you match the criteria of 350+ yards and 80% completion percentage, then Dan Ellis's 1999 game against Buffalo is the only time a Cavalier QB can match Rosen's performance on Saturday. That is over 1,200+ games in the 127 year history of the program.
So either UVA's defense is going to be in for a long, long season or Josh Rosen is the greatest thing since sliced bread.