Perkins leads Virginia past Louisville 27-3

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Bryce Perkins threw for 197 and two touchdowns and ran for another 78 yards and a score, twice hurdling opposing defenders, as Virginia opened ACC play with a convincing 27-3 win over Louisville on Saturday.

The Cavaliers are 3-1 to open the season for the second straight year. Louisville fell to 2-2.

Perkins, a junior college transfer in his first season at Virginia made the play of the game in the third quarter. He sidestepped a rushing Louisville defender and took off running up the middle, then hurdled a Cardinals defense back before going down after a 36-yard gain.

That set up a short touchdown pass to Chris Sharp.

Perkins wasn't done. He scored the Cavaliers' last touchdown on an 8-yard run where he hurdled a would-be tackler at the goal line.

Louisville managed just 214 total yards.