BOISE, Idaho (AP) After losing 20 of its last 21 road games coming in, Virginia had a festive vibe in its locker room following a 42-23 dismantling of Boise State on Friday night with plenty of players excited about the 2,400-mile flight home.
"It's going to be a fun trip back," Virginia quarterback Kurt Benkert said, whose team was a 14-point underdog. "We see what people say, and it's expected after what kind of season we had last year. But we know what we're capable of and how much better we are.
"Now, people have to take us seriously. We're building momentum now, and we're excited to see how it plays out."