Sunday, October 16, 2005
Great night of football
Unlike Chad, 63,000 of my closest friends and I went to the big game in Charlottesville last night, and saw Virginia beat Florida State 26-21. They got the big touchdown right before the half to build a 23-10 lead and held on in the second half, with the aid and comfort of many costly Seminole penalties and giveaways. The much-maligned Marques Hagans out-dueled Drew Weatherford, as both threw more than 35 times and for over 300 yards, but Weatherford gave up three interceptions, including the clincher in the final minute to end Florida State's last possession. As Virginia ran out the clock, a mob swarmed over and through the shrubbery behind the North end zone onto the field, past the out-numbered security forces. As I left, they were climbing the goalposts. The gang in section 127 were almost beyond speech, in part because you can't say much when your grin is too wide to move your lips and your throat too hoarse to be heard anyhow.