Close losses continue to plague Cavaliers
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Another week and another heartbreaking loss.
The Cavaliers' 29-26 loss at Miami Saturday was their fourth loss by less than a touchdown this season. Miami running back Mark Fletcher delivered the decisive blow in overtime, scoring on an 11-yard run.
"The belief is there," UVA quarterback Tony Muskett said. "We're playing hard. Trust me, we're playing hard. It's just a matter of finding a way to execute down the stretch and making the plays that are going to get us over the hump."
The Hoos executed on all sides of the by all afternoon, holding the Hurricane offense to a season-low 251 yards of offense. Mike Hollins continued his hot streak, scoring two touchdowns and Malik Washington caught 12 passes for 152 yards. They even had a chance to win the game late in the fourth quarter, but Washington came up short on a third down pass play.
"You can see the growth each and every week," Washington said. "I know those guys are going to compete until the end. I know those guys are talented and I know those guys are going to give everything they have. As long as we do that, we're going to keep getting closer and one day we're going to break through and it's going to carry out for the rest of the season."
The work begins Monday for the team's next contest Saturday against Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets were the last team the Hoos beat at home in ACC play, but they will be going up against a team riding high off of an upset win over North Carolina Saturday night.