The Cavaliers reached the nine-win mark for the first time since 2007 and will go into the postseason seeking a 10th victory for the first time since 1989.
Perkins threw for 311 yards and ran for another 164 including 2 first half touchdowns that boosted the Cavaliers to a 13-6 halftime lead. The Hokies are favored by 2.5 points in the latest Virginia Tech vs. Virginia odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 47.5. Later in the first, Perkins added another rushing touchdown, this time from 67 yards, and the Hokies looked like they were in big trouble.
Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins led the Cavaliers, accounting for 475 yards of offense. Former Cavalier All-American and All-NFL star Ray Roberts, watching the game at his home in Seattle, said on "The Jerry Ratcliffe Show" on Saturday that he was doing "The Bronco Dance" in his living room, right along with Mendenhall, as Virginia broke the streak.
Virginia Tech's secondary really opened up in the second half and Perkins took advantage. You'll want to see the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model before laying any Virginia Tech vs. Virginia picks down. Each one of those drives ended in points for Virginia. Virginia is tied for eighth with 3.36 per game, and the Hokies are 12th with 3.18 per game. The Hokies were backed into a third and 19 after taking two false start penalties giving an obvious passing situation.
Tech then drove into Virginia territory on its next possession, but the drive ended when UVA's Noah Taylor intercepted a Hendon Hooker pass at the Virginia 35 with less than 5 minutes remaining. Virginia Tech has a 21-3 record against Virginia with Foster as coordinator.
Robinson's return of 35 yards at the end of the second quarter established a 26-yard field goal by Brian Johnson.
Virginia: Perkins started slowly throwing the ball but used those two huge draw play runs to cause the Hokies to have to adjust. He has also registered 4.5 sacks, defensed one pass and forced two fumbles. Delaney also kicked a 25-yard field goal for Virginia, and his last kick made up for a missed extra point early.
With Perkins at the controls, Virginia moved the ball just far enough to get into range for kicker Brian Delaney. Virginia's defense, however, could smell the blood in the water and swarmed Hooker three times. A bruising runner who continues to get better and better as a passer, Perkins had one of his best games on Friday against a defense that had posted back-to-back shutouts in its previous two games. Eli Hanback would recover the fumble for the defensive touchdown.