Virginia and Mike London got a big program win last night with their 28-21 win over Miami. The win marked the first ACC road win for Virginia since 2009, and only their second win all time in the state of Florida.
The first quarter this season has really set the tone for the Virginia defense. Last night marked the 7th time in eight games that the Cavaliers have held their opponent scoreless in the first quarter. Southern Mississippi was the only opponent to score in the first quarter so far this season.
As we noted yesterday, a win by Al Golden would have brought the two friends to 32 wins each. London's win brought his win total to 33, while Golden stayed at 31 wins as a head coach. The loss marks the fourth time this season that the Hurricanes have lost by 8 points or less.
UVA is now 5-3, 2-2 in the ACC on the season.
Houston's offensive staff put together an impressive performance last night
Houston's offensive staff helped the Cougars offense put up some ridiculous numbers last night as they beat Rice 73-34 to stay undefeated. The Owl's owned the time of possession category by a large margin (38:35 to 21:25), but the story of the night was the efficiency of the Houston offense.
Offensive coordinator and receivers coach Jason Phillips and quarterbacks coach and play caller Kliff Kingsubry led the way for the offense as they churned out 656 yards in the rain. Case Keenum set the FBS career touchdown mark on his way to 534 yards and 9 touchdowns for the night (Keenum was 24 of 37 (65%) on the night and averaged 14.4 yards per completion). Phillips, and inside receivers coach Tony Levine, also got an impressive performance from Patrick Edwards with 7 receptions for 318 yards and 5 touchdowns, an average of 45 yards per reception.
Offensive line coach B.J Anderson and running backs coach Clarence McKinney helped keep the pressure off Keenum and the ground game rushed for 122 yards.