WDBJ7 Sports Reporter
5:40 PM EDT, September 17, 2012
Saturday was about as bad as it gets for the Commonwealth's two ACC schools. After Virginia Tech got whipped in Pittsburgh, UVA gave up 56 points to Georgia Tech, the most since the 1999 season.
The Cavaliers were hit with repeated haymakers on Saturday as Georgia Tech gouged them for 594 yards. There is little time to heal from those wounds though as another road trip is up next. UVA travels to Texas Christian this weekend to face the 17th- ranked Horned Frogs.
"I'm always a positive guy. I understand that there are things that we have to fix and things that we have to do. But you have to approach the players in a positive manner when you're going on to the next game,” Wahoos coach Mike London said.
Virginia senior defensive end Ausar Walcott said, "Our captains talked to us and they told us you can either do two things. You can run or you can stand up and fight. And I think that a lot of players want to stand up and fight."
Zachary Swanson is one of two Virginia players from Texas.
“TCU, when you really look at them, they are a great team,” Swanson said. “All the stuff that they've done in the past two years. Their reputation is that they fight. They've been underdogs with the BCS thing. I admire them because they are a hard-working team. I like their coaching staff and I like the way that their players play the game."
Saturday's game will be the third-ever meeting between TCU and UVA.
Gary Patterson has done a superb job leading the Frogs in his 12th season. He's up to 111 career wins and set a new school record earlier this season. That total includes a victory over UVA in Charlottesville in 2009.
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