The Streak Is Dead

Posted on November 29, 2019 in The Team by Hooamp.

"That streak is over."

And with that simple yet powerful sentence, an emotional Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall -- hugging heroic quarterback Bryce Perkins -- told the sideline reporter with words, but more importantly, tone of voice, what he thought of Virginia Tech's now-dead 15-game winning streak against UVa as Wahoo faithful rushed the field in glee following the Cavaliers' 39-30, come-from-behind-three-times win on Black Friday.

Perkins was magnificent, recording 475 total yards, the receivers made big plays, the offense woke up late -- Robert Anae even started calling some good plays -- Brian Delaney boomed a 48-yard go-ahead field goal (redeeming his earlier missed extra point), and the defense put the nail in the Hokies' coffin with a strip sack by Mandy Alonso. Fittingly, program stalwart Eli Hanback -- who's never missed a game in four years -- landed on the ball in the end zone, putting the emphatic stamp on the streak-killing W.

More to come from the Hoos Place gang as we break down the win and celebrate the Coastal championship. For now, though, enjoy being Commonwealth of Virginia champs!

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