Sunday, October 18, 2009

IT COULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD BASKETBALL GAME…OH, NO, IT COULDN’T

First up, we feel sorry for the fans who sat in the cold rain to watch this one. But, at least the Wahoo fans went home with another win.

Virginia defensive end Nate Collins scored on a 32-yard interception return to help the Cavaliers beat Maryland 20-9 in a cold, steady rain on Saturday.

It was the third straight victory for Virginia (3-3, 2-0 ACC). The Cavaliers trailed 9-3 late in the third quarter before scoring 10 points in a 19-second span.

After Robert Randolph kicked a 31-yard field goal, linebacker Darren Childs deflected a pass by Maryland quarterback Chris Turner . The 290-pound Collins latched onto the ball, broke to his left and took it down the sideline into the end zone.

Maryland's Nick Ferrara missed field goal tries of 44 and 37 yards in the fourth quarter. Then, after Turner threw an incomplete on a fourth-and-17 from the Maryland 2, Rashawn Jackson scored for Virginia with 1:43 left.

The Terrapins (2-5, 1-2) have lost four of five.

Maryland fumbled four times, losing two, and Turner was intercepted twice.

Virginia played the fourth quarter without quarterback Jameel Sewell , who left with an undisclosed injury. The Cavaliers finished with 67 yards rushing, the first time in 16 games since 1957 that Virginia beat Maryland when rushing for fewer than 100 yards.

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