Virginia earn national attention after upset win over North Carolina
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- It's safe to say that the Cavaliers have caught the attention of the country after their upset win over No. 10 North Carolina on Saturday.
The team earned a number of national awards and recognition Monday after they earned their first road win over a Top 10 opponent in program history against the Tar Heels. The team was named Cheez-It National Team of the Week and head coach Tony Elliott was named Coach of the Week by both On3 and Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation.
In addition to that, junior linebacker James Jackson and Malik Washington earned ACC weekly honors this week for their performances last week. Jackson sealed the game with an interception late in the fourth quarter and Washington put the Cavaliers in front midway through the fourth quarter with a 14-yard touchdown catch.
Jackson finished the game with six tackles and two quarterback hurries and Washington collected his fifth 100-yard receiving game of the season, catching 12 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown. Washington was also recognized as the East West Shrine Bowl Breakout Offensive Player of the Week by the game’s representatives on Monday (Oct. 23). The honor goes to an all-star game eligible offensive player that displayed the most NFL traits that week.