Mistake-prone Virginia fell 16-10 to Wake Forest on Saturday, for the Cavaliers' sixth consecutive loss. Wake Forest's Chad Hedlund kicked three field goals and the Demon Deacons returned from a bye week with a much-improved defense.
The Deacons came in allowing more than 206 rushing yards and 31 points, but limited the Cavaliers to 48 yards on 32 carries. They also stymied a late Virginia drive with a 6-yard loss on second down and an 11-yard sack of Phillips Sims on third down.
On its previous drive, Virginia reached the Wake Forest 34 and faced second-and-1 when Sims tried to float a pass to 5-foot-11 wide receiver Darius Jennings near the end zone. Instead, Demon Deacons 6-1 cornerback Kevin Johnson got inside position on the throw and intercepted, ending the possession. Johnson also recovered a fumble earlier.
The Cavaliers are now 2-6 overall and 0-4 in the ACC.