Virginia held its annual spring game, err football festival on Saturday, and some supporters of the Hoos had a conundrum on their hands. Watch the Cavaliers' final spring practice or attend the Foxfield Races. And as Streaking the Lawn noted, the Hoos managed to take an L during their spring game too.
Though many fans expressed their frustration on Twitter that the "spring game" was scheduled on the same day as Foxfield, head coach Bronco Mendenhall has previously stated that the spring football festival is treated just as another practice, rather than a showcase or pep rally type of event.
"You saw a very similar format to what we've been doing the entire spring today," Mendenhall said after the game. "We didn't alter it much for our last practice. That gives us one more chance to evaluate our team, our depth, and area of our team that are strong [as well as] some areas that need improvement."
The Richmond Times-Dispatch estimated Scott Stadium attendance of a "few thousand" people, while Streaking the Lawn capped the crowd at a "couple thousand". The Hoos' spring game had similar turnouts in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.