Virginia's Kurt Benkert threw one of the worst interceptions of the season

Virginia quarterback Kurt Benkert threw one of the worst interceptions you’ll see all season in the first half against Boston College.

The Cavaliers, off to a surprising 5-1 start this season, were trailing BC 24-0 early in the second quarterback and had a third-down play near midfield. Benkert faced heavy pressure and rolled left toward the sideline. As a right handed quarterback, Benkert was in a bad spot. But instead of just throwing the ball away or running out of bounds, he did this:

What was he thinking? There wasn’t even a receiver who had a chance to get to that ball. However, there were two Boston College defenders right there and BC’s Will Harris was able to get a foot inbounds for an interception.

Yeah, that’s pretty bad, but not as bad as the two-handed soccer-style pick six North Carolina’s Chazz Surratt threw earlier this season.

Virginia and quarterback Kurt Benkert (6) are off to a 5-1 start this year. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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