No one enjoys piling on when things go wrong. But nonetheless, we’ve got to call out the ACC players who were counter-productive in helping their teams grab a victory this weekend. On the bright side for them, they can always get off this list next week. And for their sake, let’s hope they do.
In his first collegiate start, Sims had his worst game Saturday, completing just 50-percent of his passes, for 268 yards and two interceptions. After being inserted into the starting role, the hope was that Sims could re-energize what’s become a stagnant Cavaliers offense. Instead, things looked to get even worse than they were under Michael Rocco, as UVa looked overmatched and inconsistent all day in their loss against Duke. Of course, Sims shouldn’t take all the blame. For this entire season thus far, Virginia’s play-calling has appeared uninspired, and the running game has lacked for any sort of rhythm. And of course, there’s the defense, which appears to be staunchly against covering receivers. Sims can potentially succeed as the Hoos’ starter, but given the myriad issues currently plaguing the squad, it may be a more difficult task than once thought.
Virginia Tech defense (allowed 48 points, 533 yards of offense — including 339 rushing yards)