UVa Downs UNC in ACC Opener

By: Jed Gamber Email
By: Jed Gamber Email

October 3, 2009

It wasn't pretty but it got the job done. Virginia football, known for their struggling offense, managed to not turn the ball over and walked away victorious in a convincing 16-3 win over North Carolina.

Robert Randolph held the Cavs in it through three quarters, connecting on three of three field goals to head into the final quarter of play with a 9-3 lead. From there, the Cavalier defense took over and pressured UNC quarterback T.J. Yates into his first of two interceptions on the day.

Mikell Simpson then punched it in for a touchdown on the ensuing drive and wound up with 100 yards on 20 carries on the day. A desperate UNC team tried to inch closer late in the fourth, till the Cavalier defense brought the pressure once more and forced Yates to through interception number two to Chris Cook to seal the deal.

Virginia is now 1-3 overall and 1-0 in the ACC. They return home to take on non-conference foe Indiana on Oct. 10th at Scott Stadium.

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