On this TURBO we recap Saturday night’s UVA football matchup against the Indiana Hoosiers. Missed the game? Want to relive all of the action? Look no further than this post-game TURBO for all of the best news on your 2018 Hoos!
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Hoos vs Hoosiers- A Big Showing Against a Big Ten Opponent. I’m Robb Dehney and this is Turbo.
The Hoos drove down the field at Indiana’s Memorial Stadium late in the fourth, but the squad’s efforts were for nought as time expired and Indiana scraped out a 20 to 16 victory. Led by an absolutely MONSTER game from running back Stevie Scott, the Hoosiers offense worked efficiently and effectively all night. Hoosier quarterback Peyton Ramsey picked apart the Wahoo defense to the tune of 150 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns and one interception, courtesy of Juan Thornhill.
For as much success as Indiana had, Virginia showed exciting signs of growth too. Bryce Perkins is everything he was advertised to be AND MORE, as he found success with both his legs and his arms against one of the most formidable defenses UVA will face all season. Perkins’ speed plays at any level, whether the opponent is Richmond or Indiana. He turned 25 rushing attempts into 123 yards, including a 47 yard scamper in the opening drive of the game. Where this gets exciting is that he also punctuated that opening march down the field with a touchdown pass to Olamide Zaccheaus, AND hit Chris Sharp in the third quarter on a 20-yarder for his second passing touchdown of the evening. This game was a nail biter to the bitter end, and that can only be interpreted as a positive sign of things to come for the UVA football program. Increased effectiveness in the air will make Bryce Perkins a highly successful quarterback in the ACC this year, and he looks well on his way to balancing his ground based attack with a more effective aerial assault. Based off of what we’ve seen through the first two games of the season, there’s no one that I would rather see run the Wahoo offense than Bryce Perkins. Literally.