FOOTBALL: Central Michigan – Highlights

FOOTBALL: Central Michigan – Highlights


[MUSIC PLAYING] Hello, everybody
and welcome once against to Scott Stadium, where
today the Virginia football team, hoping that one more
week of continued improvement will at long last put the
Cavaliers into the win column. Today they play host to
the upstart Chippewas of Central Michigan who
are off to a 3 and 0 start in aiming for their
first 4 and 0 start since 1985. This last non-conference
game for Cavaliers does not figure to be a
particularly easy one. Straight drop back for
the senior quarterback. Pressure’s coming
and he’s going down. Andrew Brown right
there, once again, as he carries over the
momentum from a week ago. One receiver to his left. He’s go a pair to hi right. Makes the snap. Four man rush for
Central Michigan. Fires over the middle. Touchdown. Olamide Zaccheaus catches
it right in the heart of the endzone for the
first score of the day, as Kurt Benkert sends a 15
year dart to the endzone. Virginia strikes first. It’s 6 to nothing. That he’s got a receive
left, two the right. Takes the snap, looks left. Now hands off and [INAUDIBLE]
be a big gaping hole. Here goes Mizzell. Up the middle. Races ahead of the 30. He’s to the outside, to the 20. Down the far sideline to the 10. He is finally knocked
out of bounds all the way to the Central Michigan 4. Out of the pistol
on first and goal, Albert Reid slashing
his way right out through the heart
of the defense. Lunges to the endzone
for the touchdown. Virginia strikes again. One man in the back. Kidd with him now to his left. Takes the snap. Three man rush for
Central Michigan. Pass to the far side. Throws and completes. Doni Dowling down the
far sideline races ahead across the 20 down to the 17. Takes the direct snap
out of the shotgun. Fires to the endzone. Man open. Keeon Johnson makes
the catch in the middle of the endzone for
another Virginia touchdown and another big
hook up on third down. It’s now 21 to
nothing, Virginia. On third down and five,
here comes the blitz. Pressure coming
from the back side. He goes down again. Zach Bradshaw spins
into the deck. The second sack of the
day, and Virginia’s defense stands tall again. It’s a high formation now. Benkert under center. He’s got Mizzell, the
deep back, behind him. He hands it off to Mizzell,
cuts to the right side, looking for daylight. He’s got it. Touchdown. Virginia as Taquan puts a
little smoke on the run, as he took it around
the right side, and left the
defense in the dust. Where there’s smoke, there’s
got to be fire, Dave. Rush under center. They back it in tight. Double tight set. Toss sweep going
to the left side. Ward finds his block,
dives to the endzone. He is stopped just
shy by Zach Bradshaw. High formation. Two tight ends in the mix. The hand-off, going
up the middle. This time he squirts free of
the middle for the touchdown. Base package for Virginia. Three four look. Time to throw. Rush. Lobs this one to
the near-side line. Got a man wide open. Willis makes the over
the shoulder catch. It’s a foot race to the endzone. To the near sideline,
15, 10, 5, touchdown. Just like that. Trips to his left. One receiver to his
right on first down. Takes the hand-off. Quick pass over the middle. Throws and completes to Keeon
Johnson who shakes a tackle. He’s still running at the 40. Following a blocker
down the near sideline. All the way to mid field, to
the 48 of Central Michigan. Benkert in 10. Benkert out of the gun. Trips to his left,
one to the right. Quick screen. It’s intercepted. Taken the other way. Off and running,
it is Amari Coleman all the way to the endzone. He read the route and
took it to the house. It is now a one score game,
in the blink of an eye. Hayes dots the i
in the backfield. Takes the snap. Play action pass. Looking to throw. Lobs it, man open. Conklin makes the
catch over the shoulder on the far sideline for a first
down inside the Virginia 30. Spaulding dots the i in
the backfield on first, or rather second and 9. A play action pass
to the endzone. Willis makes the over
the shoulder catch. Touchdown. And now Central
Michigan is one PAT away from tying this game up. Benkert takes the snap. Rolls to his left. Time to throw. And he’s got a man open. Throws to Zaccheaus
down the far sideline, makes the over the
shoulder catch. He’s to the 25, 20. He’s to the 15. High steps to the 10. He is gone. Touchdown on an 83
yard touchdown pass. Kurt Benkert finds a Olamide
Zaccheaus for that long ball we were just talking about. Takes the snap, third and 5. Fires, it’s deflected at
the line of scrimmage. It was the freshman boy who got
a hand on it to bat it down. And Virginia’s defense with a
huge stop, with 8:43 to play. Mizzell to his left now. Switches out of the back. Feel pressure coming. He has to throw. His back foot goes to–
Dowling turns around, fights for the ball, and
makes the play on a big time catch at the 5 as Joe Ostman
was providing pursuit. Ellis lines up
behind Albert Reid. Reid the big back. Play action pass. Looks to throw it. He’s trying to leave–
Reid over the shoulder. He’ll make the catch to the
front corner of the endzone. Touchdown, Virginia. Great play call by Coach Anae. Great play call. Third down and 10
with 4:24 to go. Out of the shotgun,
Rush takes the snap. Blitz coming late. Throws as he’s hit, into
a crowd, intercepted. Kareem Gibson snatches it out
of the air back at his own 45. And that could be the dagger. Here is Mizzell, breaking away. Cut back for smoke. He needs one more block. Inside the 5. Touchdown. A smoke trail from smoke. 53 yards into the endzone as the
Cavaliers have done it again. Benkert takes the knee,
and Virginia is a winner for the first time in 2016. 49 to 35 as Bronco
Mendenhall picks up win number 100 in
memorable fashion here in Charlottesville.

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