Maurice Canady made his first career start against NC State in 2012; the last time Virginia football won a road game. UVA has lost 13 straight road games, but the senior cornerback knows the Wahoos are close to ending the streak.
“All about playing a complete game,” said Canady. Once we are able to play a complete game, we will be tough to beat.”
According to Canady, the ‘Hoos are very similar to the Cavalier team that beat the Pack three years. Virginia has “a great defense,” that simply needs to play “all four quarters.”
The defense has come alive since the bye week, and since their blow out loss to Boise State. One big reason for the change is UVA defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta’s move from the press box to the field.
“It feels like he gives us the extra energy and extra push we need. “
It certainly shows. The Cavs did not record one takeaway in their non-conference schedule, but I have recorded at least one takeaway in all ACC games, and in the last four games.
“That goes back to practice,” said Canady. “Coach Tenuta puts an emphasis on creating turnovers.”
With Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya possibly returning to the lineup on Saturday, the sophomore signal caller will have plenty of targets that can extend the field.
“Miami is known for their great athletes, they will be a challenge for us. “
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