UVA drops to 2-6 (US Presswire)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Chad Hedlund
kicked three field goals and Wake Forest returned from an open week with
a much-improved defense and beat mistake-prone Virginia 16-10 on
Saturday, the Cavaliers' sixth consecutive loss.
The Demon Deacons (4-3, 2-3
Atlantic Coast Conference) 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.
The Cavaliers (2-6, 0-4) had driven to the Demon Deacons' 36 before those two plays.
On its previous drive,
Virginia reached the Wake Forest 34 and faced second & 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.