There were a lot of things that didn't go right today--Execution was bad, playcalling was inept particularly on 3rd down and the refs certainly didn't help us.
But there was one Drive that really defined the Game and set us up to lose...it contained all the elements above in one ugly package.
We start with 7:35 in 4th Q...
-1st Down -- McClease for 9 yds
-2nd Dn - - Hooker for 6 and easy 1st down
-1st Dn -- McClease for 21 yards.
This is where things go sideways.
-1st down - pass Drop by Turner (running was just working too well, apparently).
-2nd down - False Start - now 2nd and 15
-2nd&15 - slow-devloping Strech/Sweep to McClease that was blown up from the snap
-3rd&15 - False Start #2
-3rd and 20 - despite being insanely Conservative All Day Long on 3rd Down, we decide to go for an aggressive pass call into 8 man zone coverage for an INT.
Now, if we do what we had done all day long on 3rd down and run a QB Zone or QB Sweep, we Punt and probably gain 20+ yards of Field Position. Those 20 yards leave UVa well out of FG range.
So, through a combination of poor Execution, bad Penalties, and bad coaching decisions at the wrong time, we go from looking like we are going to get a TD lead to giving our opponent great field position to get the FG that essentially won the game for them.