No blocking, no championship.
Unimpressive but I think this team needed this. If there is a silver lining, it seemed like the team
was buying into the hype and perhaps this will refocus them.
Defense wins tough games, and our D came up big when it needed to. Obviously a lot of work to do with our O. Hundley had a ‘fair’ day and still ended up with 281 total yards and a gritty TD run to seal it. I’ll take the win under tough conditions against an underrated UVA team.
It’s true that the Offensive Line looked lost, Mazzone (or whoever calls the plays) didn’t adjust, and the Defensive Backs were beaten several times, but Virginia definitely looks like they’re going to cause trouble for a lot of teams.
Having your starting center out for this game definitely caused communication problems for the OL, and the numerous dropped passes stalled a drive or two. …..they’ll be fine, although the running game was a little spotty and the WR’s seem to lack a speedster. …
(Not to mention the penalties.)
Good win for USC today.