Cavalier Corner

December 2018

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snapshot CLEARING HURDLES Third-year quarterback Bryce Perkins showed off his raw athleticism and playmaking ability early and often this season, hurdling defenders on two separate plays during a 27-3 win over Louisville Sept. 22. ESPN ranked the effort as the No. 2 top play from college football in week four. "There was an amazement factor today," head coach Bronco Mendenhall said. "I've seen him hurdle, but maybe not that high. It was at least waist level, it was more number level. "I think we've all seen a number of players hurdle someone below the waist. That might have set a re- cord." Perkins went on to become just the second Cavalier to pass for 200 or more yards and rush for at least 100 in the same game, doing so against North Carolina Oct. 27. The Chandler, Ariz., native finished with 217 passing yards and 112 more on the ground during the Cavs' 31-21 win. That wasn't the only record Perkins set this year while helping the 7-5 Cavaliers to back-to-back bowl appear- ances for the first time since 2004-05. He set single-sea- son school records for total offense (3,314 yards) and total touchdowns (31), while his four 100-yard rushing games are also tied for the most ever by a quarterback in one season at UVA. At the conclusion of the regular season, he ranked No. 1 in the ACC and 16th nationally with 188 points responsible for, and was sec- ond in the league and 18th nationally in total offense. PHOTO BY MATT RILEY/COURTESY UVA

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