A decade and a half of misery is over.
He gashed the Hokies for touchdown runs of 39 and 67 yards in the first half before hitting a bevy of explosive plays through the air in the second half. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history. Virginia moved to 9-3 overall, 6-2 in the ACC and won the league's Coastal Division for the first time.More news: ‘Doctor Who’: Premiere Date Set For Season 12, New Trailer Drops
To put how long that has been in perspective, 2003 was one year prior to Virginia Tech joining the ACC. This was the Hokies last loss since November 29, 2003 when the team lost 35-21.
The streak has finally come to an end. However, the Hokies won 34-31. They entered the field goal range where Brian Delaney connected in a 48-yard with 1:29 to play. Hazelton had a 20-yard catch, Keshawn King had a 10-yard run for a first attempt and Tayvion Robinson took a 16-yard short swing pass to the 1-inch line.More news: Motoring: Fiat Chrysler reaches tentative labor deal with United Auto Workers
Dubois had 139 yards on four catches for Virginia, which outgained the Hokies 492-483.
Perkins, who said after the game that he spent a night in the hospital with tonsillitis after Virginia's 55-27 win over Liberty, and then had a procedure on Monday to remove fluid from his tonsils, had a career game, throwing for 311 yards and a touchdown, and running for 164 yards and two scores on the ground. The change started when they switched to Hendon Hooker at quarterback - he's 6-0 as the starter - and includes back-to-back shutouts against bowl-bound Wake Forest (45-0) and Pittsburgh (28-0) in the past two weeks. Tre Turner had seven receptions for 134 yards and a touchdown. "We just could not dial in when they were going to run or when they were going to throw and so we were guessing the entire second half". The third sack of Hooker was a strip sack in the end zone that was recovered by Eli Hanback for a game-sealing and celebration-inducing touchdown. Perkins hit Tavares Kelly for nine yards before Delaney's kick. Wayne Taulapapa also scored on a two-yard rushing touchdown. After kicker Brian Delaney missed an extra point on Virginia's first touchdown, head coach Bronco Mendenhall admitted he thought that moment could prove disastrous. No, but the play was a big one because it reversed the field position. While Perkins is more risky when he tucks the ball to run, Hooker has also had success running and similar success would free things up for their other offensive weapons.More news: Mauricio Pochettino ready to get straight back to work after Tottenham sack