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1-3, 6th in ACC - Coastal

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Does the name Andrew Brown ring a bell? To help jog your memory, Brown was the fifth-ranked player in the 2014 class and No. 1 defensive tackle, and he's finally emerging into a star, surpassing his career totals in sacks and TFLs in just four games for Virginia. "He continues to be just completely disruptive and teams that don't have some kind of plan to chip or double him, we end up sacking the quarterback pretty early and pretty often," coach Bronco Mendenhall said.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

ACC quarterbacks had a monster Saturday. Here's how they stacked up compared to the rest of the country...

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke, Wake Forest, Syracuse and Virginia were all underdogs by a combined 36.5 points. They went 4-0 with a combined 29-point margin of victory. Good day for the ACC, which is 7-0 in non-conference play, pending Louisville's trip to Marshall tonight.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia showed major grit in a 49-35 win over Central Michigan -- its first victory of the season. After blowing a 28-0 lead, the Cavaliers refused to fold. Quarterback Kurt Benkert threw three fourth-quarter touchdown passes to secure the win. Benkert threw for a school-record 421 yards and coach Bronco Mendenhall picked up his 100th career victory.


Virginia has breathing room

QB Kurt Benkert throws a 5-yard TD pass to Albert Reid to give the Cavs a 42-28 lead over Central Michigan in the fourth quarter.


Virginia reclaims lead with 82-yard score

Virginia QB Kurt Benkert rolls to the left and goes deep to Olamide Zaccheaus for a go-ahead 82-yard TD. The Cavs lead Central Michigan 35-28 in the fourth quarter.


Central Michigan erases 28-point deficit

Cooper Rush found Corey Willis for a 14-yard touchdown to help erase Virginia's 28-0 lead. Central Michigan, which beat Oklahoma State two weeks ago, has tied it up in the first minute of the fourth quarter.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Central Michigan has scored 21 unanswered points to climb back into the game against Virginia, trailing 28-21 in the third quarter. The Chippewas have found their groove on offense, with two touchdowns in the final four minutes of the first half. Then Amari Coleman returned an interception for a score. Virginia has not scored since the 10:34 mark of the second quarter.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Going into its game against Central Michigan, ESPN Football Power Index gave winless Virginia a 22.7 percent chance to lose out. But the Cavaliers are taking it to Central Michigan 28-0 early and show no signs of slowing down. This is a team that made improvements in all three of its losses and has finally put everything together -- at least for a half.


What has happened to Central Michigan?

Virginia's Taquan Mizzell runs for a 4-yard TD to give the Cavs a 28-0 lead over Central Michigan. The Chippewas are 3-0 with a controversial win over then-No. 22 Oklahoma State.

Virginia continues to dominate with 4-yard score (0:21)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Winless Virginia is up early on Central Michigan 15-0 because it has set the tone on the offensive and defensive lines. The physicality and intensity has allowed the Hoos to break off some big plays in the run game, while holding the Chippewas to no productivity on offense.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite an 0-3 start, Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall says his team remains encouraged. "There's probably more optimism now than there was in the offseason that this program and this team is capable," he said. "We're gaining momentum rather than losing momentum." Mendenhall has never started a season 0-3. "It's uncharted territory. A tangible result would be helpful, but I'm looking for simple successes as well."


UConn holds on to beat UVa 13-10

Walk-on kicker Alex Furbank missed a 20-yard field-goal attempt for Virginia as time expired and UConn held on to beat the Cavaliers 13-10 on Saturday.

Team Stats

Passing Yards280.333rd
Rushing Yards129.8106th
Points For26.387th
Points Against32.396th

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