Peerman Inspires Cavaliers

By: Marc Davis Email
By: Marc Davis Email

October 27, 2008

At the beginning of the season, things were shaping up to be a two man show in the Cavalier backfield, as Cedric Peerman and Mikell Simpson both were coming off solid seasons. Eight game in, Peerman is making his case to be Virginia's feature running back.

The senior has exploded since returning from injury on October 4 against Maryland. In the last four games, Peerman has averaged more than 111 yards per game and scored six touchdowns. He has also averaged over 18 carries per contest as well, and eclipsed the 100 yard mark in three of the four games.

Peerman put together another big day this past Saturday in Virginia's 24-17 win against Georgia Tech. He posted 118 yards on 25 carries and scored the game winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. On the Cavaliers' game-winning fourth quarter drive, Peerman carried the ball six times for 46 yards, and also added a reception.

The Cavaliers will hope Peerman's solid play continues as Miami visits Scott Stadium on Saturday. Click on the above video link to hear Al Groh's thoughts on his senior running back.

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