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Virginia defense sets the tone

Virginia's defense has made a statement early that the Cavaliers aren't in awe of USC, its stadium, tradition or atmosphere. They came to play.

A forced fumble gave the possession back to the Hoos, and Virginia is very much in this game. The Cavaliers had a chance to score on their first possession, but missed a field goal.

They had a chance to score on the second, but Marc Verica threw an interception in the end zone.

Based on what the defense has done so far, Virginia can win this game if it doesn't beat itself.