Virginia defeats Virginia Tech, wins ACC Coastal Title

Virginia (9-3, 6-2 ACC) is the 2019 ACC Coastal Division Champions with a 39-30 win over No. 23 Virginia Tech (8-4, 5-3 ACC) on Friday afternoon at Scott Stadium.

It is the first time the Cavaliers have won the ACC Coastal, and the seventh different team in seven years.

QB Bryce Perkins (Queen Creek, Ariz.) accounted for 475 of 492 total yards for the Cavaliers. Perkins rushed for the first two touchdowns of the game. WR Hasise Dubois (Irvington, N.J.) had 139 receiving yards to lead UVA.

UVA’s defense forced two fumbles, including the game-winner in the end zone that was recovered for a touchdown, and had two interceptions. The Cavaliers had eight tackles for loss and six sacks for a loss of 45 yards.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

Perkins rushed for 70 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown rush on the opening drive of the game. Virginia Tech hit a field goal to make it 6-3. Perkins broke away once again, this time for a 67-yard touchdown rush to put the Cavaliers ahead 13-3. Virginia Tech hit another field goal to make it 13-6 at the half.

Virginia Tech scored back-to-back touchdowns to begin the second half and take its first lead of the game, 20-13. A 25-yard touchdown pass from Perkins to WR Billy Kemp tied the game again. Virginia Tech scored a touchdown with 48 seconds to go in the third quarter to lead 27-20. Virginia tied it up 27-27 after the Cavaliers drove the field and RB Wayne Taulapapa ran it in from two yards out. The teams traded field goals for another tie, 30-30. Virginia regained the lead with a 48-yard field goal by Brian Delaney (Chantilly, Va.). The Cavaliers tacked on a touchdown when DE Mandy Alonso forced a fumble and DT Eli Hanback recovered it in the end zone.