Colandrea continues to show growth under center
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Freshmen quarterback Anthony Colandrea continues to grow in front of our eyes and Saturday's win against Duke was the latest example of it.
The freshmen signal caller finished the game 21-for-30 with 344 total yards, three touchdowns and zero turnovers to win his first game as a starter at UVA.
"He's learning that you have to make the play required, UVA head coach Tony Elliott said after the game."
And it showed. The win was the first time all year that Colandrea didn't turn the ball over all season.
"I feel like I'm growing good," Colandrea said. "I feeling like I'm growing a lot. I mean it's really nice to see the defense on tape and in the game, everything comes to me so I love it."
Two of his three touchdowns were caught by senior receiver Malik Washington, who broke the UVA single-season receptions and receiving yards in the win, which was previously held by Dontayvion Wicks. Washington praised his quarterback for how much growth he has made this season.
"At some point, we got to stop calling him a freshmen," Washington said. "He's our quarterback. He's balling right now. He's been balling all season and man he grew up today. I think it will be really good to carry that into next week and next season. I'm proud of him."
His performance earned him national recognition Sunday where we was named Freshmen of the Week by the College Football Network.