DALLAS (FWAA) – The Virginia Cavaliers
snapped a 15-game losing streak in the Commonwealth Cup series,
scoring twice in the final two minutes for a 39-30 win over Virginia
Tech that also gave them the ACC's Coastal Division title for the
first time. For earning a ninth regular-season win for only the
eighth time in school history, Virginia (9-3) earned the
Reveal Suits National Team of the Week honor for games
of the weekend of Nov. 30.
The announcement came on "Playbook" on ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM.
Each Monday during the season the Reveal Suits National Team of
the Week will be unveiled during the program, which airs weekdays
from 1-4 p.m. ET. The FWAA's All-America Committee selects the weekly
winner and all Division I FBS and FCS schools are eligible to be
This is the first time for Virginia to earn the Team of the Week
honor, and the Cavaliers are the first ACC school to win it since
Pitt won in the final week of the 2017 season after upsetting No.
Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins accounted for 475 of the Cavaliers'
492 total yards, rushing for a career-high 164 yards and his team's
first two touchdowns to go with 311 passing yards. The 164 rushing
yards are the third-best mark for a quarterback in school history,
much of which came on a career-long 67-yard touchdown run that gave
UVA a 13-3 first-quarter lead. Hasise Dubois led the team with 139
Big plays were the catalyst for Virginia, which posted its 492
total yards despite only gaining 14 first downs. The Cavaliers'
defense also came up with big plays, forcing two fumbles, including
one in the end zone that was recovered for a touchdown to seal the
win. The Cavs also had two interceptions, eight tackles for loss
and six sacks for minus-45 yards.
The other National Team of the Week nominees for the weekend
of Nov. 30 were:
• Auburn (9-3): The Tigers returned two
interceptions for touchdowns, Anders Carlson kicked four field
goals and Auburn pulled off a 77-yard game-winning drive late
for a wild 48-45 win over Alabama in the Iron Bowl. One of Carlson's
field goals was a controversial 52-yarder at the end of the
first half when one second was put back on the clock after a
booth review following a running play. Alabama missed a game-tying
30-yard field goal with two minutes remaining.
• Central Michigan (8-4): The Chippewas
hammered Toledo 49-7 to win the MAC's West Division and advance
to the MAC Championship Game for the first time since 2009.
CMU, which gained 552 total yards, has won six of its last seven
overall and went undefeated at Kelly/Shorts Stadium for the
first time since 1980.
• Ohio State (12-0): The Buckeyes beat arch-rival
Michigan for an eighth straight year by a 56-27 count as J.K.
Dobbins broke loose for 211 rushing yards on 31 carries with
four touchdowns. His 260 yards of total offense is now the most
by an Ohio State player in the 115-game series. Justin Fields
had four passing touchdowns in another 300-plus-yard day (14-of-25,
The Football Writers Association of America has named a national
team of the week since the 2002 season. In addition to the members
of the FWAA All-America Committee, one fan vote from Twitter decides
the weekly honor.
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Founded in 1941, the Football Writers Association of America consists of 1,400 men and women who cover college football.
The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key
executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas
that include game-day operations, major awards and its annual All-America team.
For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve Richardson