CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Moments after walking off the field at Lane Stadium, senior running back Jordan Ellis told reporters this loss to Virginia Tech will test the Cavaliers as they look to finish the season on a high note.
"This is life, you just got to move on," Ellis said, "Life is going to throw you things that you necessarily don't want and it's basically just going to test your character and your resolve."
Despite the loss Virginia's season has one more chapter as the Cavaliers will make their second straight bowl appearance. The team will have to wait till Sunday to find out their destination, but one more game gives players like senior H-back Olamide Zaccheaus something to work for.
"It's kind of a sour taste in my mouth right now," Zaccheaus said after the 34-31 overtime loss to Virginia Tech, "But like you said we have one more, we got one more."
Before the season began Virginia set two goals for the team and after coming close to beating their in-state rivals, the Wahoos will turn their focus to their other goal of winning the program's first bowl game since 2005.
"If this were the last game it would hurt a little more, but we have another game to play," Ellis said, "So we'll watch the film and correct the mistakes and get ready for the bowl game, wherever we are and we'll be ready for the bowl game."