Virginia aims for rebound performance vs. Wake Forest

It is too soon for one setback to derail Virginia’s plans for the season.But the Cavaliers would be wise for a strong bounce-back outing when Wake Forest visits for Friday night’s Atlantic Coast Conference game in Charlottesville, Va.Wake Forest (3-0, 1-0 ACC) certainly has big plans after three convincing outcomes. The Demon Deacons are 3-0 for the fourth time in a six-season stretch.”We’re going to need more of this as we move forward toward a very good Virginia team,” Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson said.Virginia (2-1, 0-1) is reeling after a 59-39 setback at No. 21 North Carolina, a result that came despite quarterback Brennan Armstrong’s school-record 554 passing yards Saturday night.”The clock is ticking,” Cavaliers coach Bronco Mendenhall said. “It’s a fast turnaround.”Armstrong has thrown for 11 touchdowns with two interceptions this season. He’s the first Virginia quarterback to throw for at least 300 yards in three consecutive games.”We needed to give him more support defensively,” Mendenhall said.The problem for Virginia in the North Carolina game was that it allowed 699 yards of total offense.”Put it behind us and go attack this week,” Virginia linebacker Nick Jackson said.Yet the Cavaliers, who never before lost an ACC opener under Mendenhall, don’t see all their goals off the board.

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