The Virginia Cavaliers outlasted a feisty Florida State Seminoles squad on Saturday, defending Scott Stadium with a 31-24 victory to advance to 3-0, including 2-0 in ACC play. Despite trailing for much of the game Saturday, the Hoos put together 21 points in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback, a feat that was not without drama and heroics.
Behind both the drama and the heroics was senior quarterback Bryce Perkins, who threw a season-high 40 passes, completing a season-high 75% of them. He threw for one touchdown and unfortunately two interceptions, but it was his dexterity and acrobatics in the two-point conversion that really stood out.
Watch again to see how Perkins magically tapdanced his way around the field and into the endzone to give the Hoos a seven point lead.
We still can't believe this play by Bryce Perkins pic.twitter.com/dxIYSqnbKm— ACC Network (@accnetwork) September 15, 2019
On the day, Perkins finished with 295 yards for an average of 7.4 yards per attempt. As is tradition following a Cavalier victory, one player is selected to “Break the Rock” after the game, and on Saturday, it was none other than Perkins.
There’s a lot of analysis to be had in the rock breaking video alone, including primarily De’Vante Cross yelling, “That’s my roommate! I live with him!” in excitement.
More concerning though is Perkins’s lack of appropriate eyewear protection and, equally concerning, that he did it barefoot. Player safety, y’all.