NCAA Game Summary - Virginia at North Carolina|
(Saturday, October 3rd)
Final Score: Virginia 16, North Carolina 3
Chapel Hill, NC (Sports Network) - Mikell Simpson ran for 100 yards and a
touchdown, as the Virginia Cavaliers upended the North Carolina Tar Heels,
16-3, in ACC play at Chapel Hill.
Simpson also made four catches for 45 yards for the Cavs (1-3, 1-0 ACC), who
had opened the season with three straight losses, including a surprising home
setback to William & Mary. Virginia's defense made a big impact in this one,
holding UNC to just 174 total yards and forcing three turnovers.
T.J. Yates had a rough one under center for UNC (3-2, 0-2), completing 20-
of-36 pass attempts for just 135 yards and two picks. Greg Little had eight
catches for 63 yards for the Tar Heels, who were knocked out of the Top 25
following last week's loss to Georgia Tech.
Neither team had much success moving the ball in the first half, as Virginia
gained just 129 total yards compared to an even less 67 yards by UNC. Robert
Randolph kicked a 36-yard field goal early in the second quarter and a 38-
yarder on the last play of the half to give Virginia a 6-0 lead at the break.
Things didn't change a whole lot in the third quarter except for UNC finally
got on the board with a 39-yard field goal by Casey Barth.
The Cavs responded less than two minutes later, as Randolph connected on a 43-
yard field goal attempt for a 9-3 advantage.
Virginia put the game away for good with just over five minutes remaining, as
Simpson scurried eight yards to paydirt.
On the day, the Cavs committed no turnovers and outgained the Tar Heels 106-39
on the ground. Virginia has now won 10 of the last 12 meetings against its
10/03 15:57:42 ET