UVA turns the page to Miami
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- The Virginia Cavaliers were teeming for a signature moment after a year of ups and downs. They just had no idea it would come against the 10th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels.
The team overcoming 24-point odds to pick up their first road win over a AP Top 10 opponent in program history Sunday after James Jackson sealed the game with an interception with 26 seconds remaining in the game.
"Coach [Chris] Slade said this after the game so I'm going to piggyback on it," UVA head coach Tony Elliott said. "This was a blue dot game meaning on your phone you had a lot of blue dots from text messages where you get a bunch of those after a win, but after a loss, maybe mom, maybe your wife, maybe your child."
The recognition not only coming from the family, but the nation is a whole. The team was named the Cheez-It National Team of the Week and Elliott was named the National Coach of the Week for both the Dodd Trophy and On3.
"With me, I make sure that on Saturday night and Sunday to respond to those who took it, but after that, I'm focused man I focused on the game," he said.
Their next opponent is the Miami Hurricanes who are coming off a 28-20 victory over reigning ACC champion Clemson without starting quarterback Tyler Van Dyke.
"I like to believe that the confidence is always there," junior safety Jonas Sanker said. "It's just not letting the losses bring it down, but not letting the wins bring it up too much. Being a steady team. I think that's what we're really trying to emphasize -- having the same energy, the same goal every week just to go 1-0."