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Virginia's four-game winning streak came to a crashing halt with a blowout loss at home to Boston College.

What Bronco Mendenhall said after Virginia’s embarrassing loss to Boston College

In one of the more surprising score lines in Week 8, Virginia was pummeled 41-10 by Boston College at home.

It was an uphill battle for the Cavaliers all day long as they were gashed for 512 yards of total offense, including 237 yards on the ground, while limping to just 247 yards of offense on their own. The Eagles came away with three takeaways and saw Anthony Brown throw for three touchdowns, dealing the Cavaliers a stunning loss to drop to 5-2 (2-1 ACC) on the year.

Bronco Mendenhall was understandably disappointed with his team’s performance on Saturday. Here’s what he had to say afterwards:

On whether the team lost sight of what got them to a 5-1 start before today’s loss: “I’m not sure we lost sight of it, but I’ve talked a lot about managing interference. I’ve tried to express week in and week out that we are just at the beginning of this program and what I want it to be. I think people want to skip ahead a number of chapters to  see how the story ends, but it’s word by word, and letter by letter, and page by page. And that was driven home today.”

On the team’s poor performance on third down offense and defense: “I think their plan (was the difference). I think offensively their plan was the best we’ve defended to this point. The thought was that this was going to be a physical game and a run-oriented game (but) the game took on a different context than what I had anticipated, and our adjustments weren’t effective as far as countermeasures.”