Big day for the Virginia Cavaliers as they collect brand new hardware for the first time, and some hardware that hasn’t found its way home in approximately 5,479 days.
Breaking a 15-year losing streak to the Virginia Tech Hokies, Virginia picked up, for the first time ever, the ACC Coastal Division Champions trophy. You can see the anticipation and emotion in both the coaching staff and the players as they get their hands on a trophy
— Virginia Cavaliers (@VirginiaSports) November 29, 2019
WE’RE THE COASTAL DIVISION CHAMPIONS!!!#GoHoos | #TheStandard pic.twitter.com/huspnGSabk
Bryce Hall, who has been sidelined for most of the season due to injury, was as much a part of this as anyone else, and the coaches made sure that the emotional CB knew this.
Here’s Bryce Hall, as coaches tell him he’s a part of this. Lots of emotion on the UVA sideline. pic.twitter.com/mVpiL7BGQV— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) November 29, 2019
It’s been 5,479 days since the Hoos were able to taste the sweet nectar of the Commonwealth Cup, but that ended this afternoon:
Refreshing! #GoHoos | #TheStandard pic.twitter.com/ursmLnrjUZ— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) November 29, 2019
And the very emotional—and elated!—Bronco Mendenhall earned the rock-breaking honors:
HEY @UVACoachBronco, BREAK THE ROCK!!! #BeatTech ☑️#GoHoos | #TheStandard pic.twitter.com/wx43tvBF6h— Virginia Cavaliers (@VirginiaSports) November 29, 2019
And because you probably can’t catch enough highlights, here are a couple Bryce Perkins touchdowns early in the game: