The Virginia Cavaliers suffered a blowout loss, 56-20, to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in Atlanta on Saturday, but that result may be more of an outlier in the big picture, rather than a predictor of of the future. The Cavaliers were dominated on both sides of the ball, but in the end it just counts as one loss.
Brian Schwartz of SB Nation's Steaking the Lawn tried to calm the masses and put the loss into perspective:
Before we bother talking about the game, I want to try to head off any "SKY IS FALLING" comments, surely unsuccessfully. Coaches always stress having "high highs and low lows." Thankfully, we haven't had to worry about those highs this year. However, this game doesn't change my opinion of this year's team - it isn't great, but it is good and will win plenty of games this year. We're playing an inexperienced team, which was bound to put up a stinker somewhere. I don't mean to minimize how colossally terrible this game was; I just don't think we can project this performance on the rest of the season.
The loss drops the Cavaliers to 2-1 on the season and 0-1 in ACC conference play. Virginia will have a chance at a quality win on the road next Saturday when they travel to Fort Worth, Texas, to take on the TCU Horned Frogs. TCU is in their inaugural season as a member of the Big 12, and introduced themselves to the league with a victory over Kansas on Saturday.