Remembering the Virginia Tragedy, Along with Games Played

Ken Cross

November 22, 2022 at 2:39 pm.

At the beginning of this week’s ACC “Fab Five”, we continue to lift the memory of three Virginia football players – Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis, Jr., and De’Sean Perry – along with their families in prayer as they were tragically murdered last weekend. As two others were injured, teams and schools across the country found different ways to recognize the players and the Virginia community in what has emerged as one of the most deplorable actions in the history of the country.

With that, we try to move forward and acknowledge these three young men, as well as running back Mike Hollins and student Marlee Moran, who were also injured by the shooter. We try to keep them in our thoughts and prayers and acknowledge our ACC “Fab Five” from last Saturday with Virginia at the forefront.

A University of Virginia football player speaks during a memorial service for three slain University of Virginia football players Lavel Davis Jr., D Sean Perry and Devin Chandler at John Paul Jones Arena at the school in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Photo: Steve Helber/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports)

Coastal Carolina @Virginia – Both schools canceled Saturday’s game. The University of Virginia had a Memorial Service for the three young men at 3:30 p.m., which was the scheduled time for the game to begin. Chanticleers head coach Jamey Chadwell and many players sent prayers, thoughts and condolences to the University of Virginia and Charlottesville.


Georgia Tech 21 @North Carolina 17 – One of college football’s biggest upsets occurred in Chapel Hill as the Yellow Jackets trailed 17-0 on a one-yard scoring run by Tar Heels running back Elijah Green with 3:13 remaining in the first half.

Georgia Tech took the 21-17 win when running back Hassan Hall scored on a six-yard run with 11:08 remaining.

North Carolina had a chance to reclaim the lead when Josh Downs dropped a go-ahead touchdown pass from quarterback Drake Maye with 4:10 left in the game.

It was a tough game for Maye, who has been a stellar quarterback in his freshman season. He completed 16-of-30 passes for a season-low 202 yards. Going into the game, he had passed for under 300 yards in just three other games.

Maye has currently completed 68.8 percent of his passes for 3,614 yards which combined 34 TD tosses with only four interceptions this season. The loss eliminated the Tar Heels as contenders for the College Football Playoff final four teams.

“Very disappointing for us,” said North Carolina head coach Mack Brown. “Uncharacteristically, we really played poorly on offense. We dropped passes; we gave up six sacks; we were 4-of-14 on third downs, 2-of-4 on fourth downs, which we’ve been so good at.”


@Clemson 40, Miami 10 – The spiral downward continued for Hurricanes football as the Tigers outgained Miami in total yardage, 447-98, and the game was never in doubt.

Hurricanes coach Mario Cristobal has a major rebuilding job on his hands with the program where he won two national championships as an offensive lineman in 1989 and 1991.

Tigers quarterback DJ Uiagalalei passed for 227 yards and two touchdowns, while Will Shipley and Kobe Pace put the game away in the fourth quarter with a pair of touchdown runs. Uiagalalei also rushed 17 times for 89 yards and a score.

“Knowing that when we dig deep and we come out and we’re ready to battle and to fight like we did in the second half, we showed some life and we showed the ability to turn things in our favor,” said Cristobal.


@Louisville 25, NC State 10 – This turned out to be a battle of backup quarterbacks between Brock Domann of Louisville and NC State’s Ben Finley, but Louisville’s Jahwar Jordan was the story.

Jordan returned a kickoff 98 yards and carried the ball 16 times for 105 yards and a score in leading the Louisville offense to move the Cardinals to a 7-4 record.

Domann and Jordan provided for a balanced offense as Domann passed for 153 yards while Louisville rushed for 193 yards.

Finley threw for 201 yards for NC State, but the Wolfpack had only 77 yards rushing on 31 carries.

Cards quarterback Malik Cunningham was out after a shoulder injury last week against Clemson.

“The run game I thought was hard-fought yards and I thought they did a really, really good job with that,” said Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield. “It was hard to throw the ball. I think both teams struggled with that I think with the wind we had as well.”


@Wake Forest 45, Syracuse 35 – Demon Deacons quarterback Sam Hartman passed for 331 yards and four touchdowns as he hit wide receiver A.T. Perry with three of those scores.

Syracuse led Wake Forest, 21-10, midway through the second period before Perry caught touchdown passes of 29 and 10 yards to pull the Deacons into a 24-21 lead at halftime.

Brendan Harris capped off three second-half Wake Forest touchdowns as he took a Garrett Shrader interception 36 yards for a touchdown and a 45-21 advantage with 12:30 remaining in the game.

Shrader passed for 324 yards for the Orange, while Sean Tucker posted 106 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns for Syracuse.

Hartman has 102 touchdown passes in his five-year career and needs four this week at Duke to break the ACC career record.

“He’s extremely gracious and has become very humble,” head coach Dave Clawson said of Hartman, who played his last home game Saturday evening. “The whole thing he went through in August, those setbacks often give you a different perspective.”