Virginia football had to claw back at home against Old Dominion, but survived and moved to 4-0 on the season. What’d we learn?
No. 21 Virginia was not as sharp as they would have liked on Saturday night against cross-state foe, Old Dominion, but rallied in the second half to defeat the Monarchs 28-17 at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville.
Old Dominion jumped out to a 17-0 lead early in the game, sucking the life out of the home crowd supporting the Cavaliers. However, Virginia would bounce back in a big way to take control of the game.
The Cavaliers were held scoreless throughout the first quarter and a half, but finally scored a second quarter touchdown on a Bryce Perkins 4th down scramble to cut the ODU lead to 17-7.
Virginia went on to score 21 additional unanswered points in the second half to seal the comeback victory.
While it was an uneasy night for many Virginia fans in attendance, the Cavaliers moved to 4-0 on the season and remain in the Coastal Division driver’s seat here as the first month of the 2019 campaign winds down.
As Virginia heads to South Bend next weekend to take on Notre Dame in another tough non-conference tilt, here’s what we learned after UVA’s narrow escape on Saturday.