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Virginia Beats Kent State 45-13

The Virginia football team finished off its non-conference slate with a resounding 45-13 win over the visiting Golden Flashes

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The Virginia Cavalier football team won its third game of the season, defeating the Kent State Golden Flashes 45-13 before a sleepy crowd of 33,526 this afternoon.

QB Matt Johns started in place of the injured Greyson Lambert and went 17 of 28 for 227 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also was the Cavaliers' leading rusher with 65 yards because of a 42 yard scamper late in the game. David Watford had some mop up duty, going 2 of 3 for 39 yards.

Kevin Parks had 12 rushes for 61 yards and a touchdown on the ground to go with 4 receptions for 43 yards and a score in the air.

Canaan Severin was the Cavaliers' leading receiver, pulling in 5 catches for 60 yards.

Ian Frye was perfect on the day, making a field goal from 22 yards and going 6 for 6 on extra points.

The defense forced five turnovers on the day, including a Maurice Canady interception that he returned for a touchdown.

Overall, the Cavaliers out-gained the Golden Flashes 520-318. Only about 55 of Kent State's yardage came in the second half. Virginia outscored Kent State 31-3 in the second half.

The Cavaliers (3-2, 1-0 ACC) return to action next Saturday when they host Pitt (3-2, 1-0 ACC) at 7:30pm. Pitt has a road win over Boston College, but will head to Scott Stadium on a two game losing streak, having fallen to Iowa last week and, shockingly, the Akron Zips this week.