September 6, 2009
The Virginia football team lost its season opener to William & Mary Saturday by a final score of 26-14. It was Virginia's first loss to an FCS opponent since 1986.
The Cavaliers turned the ball over seven times in the loss. Jameel Sewell threw three interceptions, the last of which was returned for a touchdown to seal the game for the Tribe.
It was also a lackluster debut for the new spread offense. While the Cavaliers did score on their opening drive, they were shut out for the entire second half. All three quarterbacks played, but none were effective, and all three had at least one turnover in the game.
Virginia has now lost four straight season openers. The Cavaliers will try to get back on track Saturday when they host #17 TCU.