Virginia football's road woes continued on Saturday against Miami in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Cavaliers fell 27-21 to the Hurricanes, losing its 14th straight road game. In the loss to the Canes, the 'Hoos continued to have problems to convert in the red zone and remained undisciplined at times-picking up penalties that would extend Miami's drive or destroy the Virginia's momentum on offense.
The Cavs now have no room for error as they close out the season. With a record of 3-6, the Wahoos need to win the remaining three games to become bowl eligibile.
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GAME BALL: Brad Kaaya picked up the game ball after going 20 of 26 with 2 touchdowns and one interception. However for the Cavaliers Ian Frye made sure the Wahoos were never out of the game. The Virginia kicker went 4-for-4 against the Canes on Saturday.
THEY SAID IT: "Disappointed in the way that ended," said UVA Head Coach Mike London. "I thought we had some opportunities to close the game out
"It's been a season of close games back and forth, and you want to be on the other side of the positiveness of what happens when you're competing out there," he added. " We came out short today and they (the senior captains) talk about getting back to work tomorrow as soon as we get in."
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THEY SAID IT: "The message should be clear..the whole teams needs to get better," said UVA defensive end Trent Corney. "The main thing we have to stay resilient. Georgia Tech, I thought we were more resilient when big plays happened against us. We were more positive, today we were a little more negative on the sidelines when they started scoring. That can't happen."
"We got great leaders, we just can't fo anymore talking," added UVA running back Taquan Mizzell. "We just have to prepare and go play."
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BY THE NUMBERS: 14- UVA's road game losing streak extends to 14 straight. 3-red zone trips for the Cavs, 1 touchdown. 7- The offense made trips to Miami's territory seven times, only picked up 1 TD. 1- Darious Latimore made his first career interception. 11- the defense allowed 11 plays of 15 yards or more which included Miami's 67-yard TD catch.
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WHATS NEXT: Virginia football wil travel to Louisville on Saturday. Kickoff slated for 12:30 P.M. The 'Hoos will then host Duke and Virginia Tech to conclude the season. The Cavs need to win all three games to become bowl eligible.