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Virginia Beats Louisville, 23-21

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Strong defensive effort propels Hoos to upset win

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia beat the #21 Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, 23-21. The win was Virginia's first in ACC play since 2012.

The Hoos' defense led the way, forcing three first-half turnovers and holding Louisville's offense inside its own 25-yard line for the entire third quarter.

Kicker Ian Frye was clutch for Virginia, kicking three field goals. His 47-yarder set a new season long, and his 42-yarder with under four minutes to play gave Virginia a lead it would never relinquish.

The win puts the Hoos at 2-1 on the year heading into the season's first road game next week at BYU.