Sunday, November 9, 2008

WAKE FOREST 28, VIRGINIA 17

Brandon Pendergrass rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown, Kevin Patterson returned an interception for another score and Wake Forest surged to the top of the jumbled Atlantic Coast Conference standings with a 28-17 win over Virginia on Saturday.

Behind a dominant defense that forced four turnovers and stymied the league's most accurate passer, the Demon Deacons ended years of futility against the Cavaliers, moved atop the Atlantic Division and became bowl eligible for the third straight year.

Riley Skinner threw touchdown passes to Ben Wooster and Devon Brown for Wake Forest (6-3, 4-2), which had lost 20 of 21 games to Virginia, including 10 straight at home.

Virginia (5-5, 3-3) could have moved into sole possession of first place in the Coastal Division with a win, but didn't reach the end zone until the fourth quarter and lost its second straight game.

(Aaron Curry hitss Marc Verica. Photo courtesy of WakeForestSports.cstv.com)

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