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What can UVA football do to jumpstart anemic running game?

UVA football averaged 137.8 yards per game on the ground in 2014, 99th nationally among 128 FBS teams, and that was with senior tailback Kevin Parks, who finished his career ranked fifth in program history with 3,219 rushing yards, getting the bulk of the carries.

Postgame: Interviews with UVA coach Mike London, players following Miami win

Interviews with UVA football coach MIke London and Cavs players following Virginia’s 30-13 win over Miami on Saturday.

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Game Review: Inside the UVA 34-20 loss at #2 Florida State

Greyson Lambert had probably his most efficient outing as the UVA starting quarterback, with a passer rating of 132.5 to show for his 20-for-35, 220-yard, three-touchdown effort.

Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with reporters on Monday. Virginia (4-5, 2-3) travels to Tallahassee, Fla., to take on #2 Florida State (8-0, 5-0 ACC0 on Saturday at 6:30 p.m..

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Press Conference: UVA football players talk after UNC loss

Interviews with UVA football players Quin Blanding, Greyson Lambert, Kevin Parks, Anthony Harris and Darius Jennings after the Cavs’ 28-27 loss to North Carolina at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday.

Another devastating loss: The end of the Mike London era?

For the fourth time this season, UVA lost a game in which it outplayed its opponent statistically. Which suggests that there is talent in the program. And suggests that the problem isn’t on the field, but with the guys in headsets.

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UNC rallies, deflates UVA on Homecoming, 28-27

For the umpteenth time, UVA dominated an opponent statistically. For the fourth time this season, an opponent outplayed statistically walked away with the W.


Jump pass lifts Duke to 20-13 win over UVA in ACC Coastal clash

A 3-yard touchdown pass from backup Thomas Sirk to tight end David Reeves broke a fourth-quarter stalemate and lifted Duke to a 20-13 win over UVA on Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C.

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Next step in UVA rebuilding process: Learning how to win

UVA had a commanding 24-3 lead at the half Saturday night against Pitt. Scott Stadium was buzzing. A blowout win over an ACC rival was in the making. The Cavs had the ball to start the second half. Build on the strong second quarter showing with a successful first drive, put some more points on the board, and the game was over.

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Postgame: Inside the UVA locker room after 24-19 win over Pitt

Highlights from the postgame interviews with UVA coach Mike London and Virginia players following the Cavs’ 24-19 ACC win over Pitt.

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Video: UVA-Pitt highlights

UVA holds off a late surge to beat Pittsburgh by a final score of 24-19. UVA senior running back Kevin Parks had a monster game, ripping off 169 yards rushing, which included a season-long 48-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

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UVA holds off late Pitt rally, wins 24-19, improves to 2-0 in ACC

UVA raced out to a 24-3 halftime lead, but Pitt hung around until the late stages before finally falling, 24-19, before 43,307 in Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday night.

UVA does what it needs to do in blowout win over Kent State

UVAhad come into its game with Kent State as 27-point favorites, but they were outplayed in the first half by the Golden Flashes, whose most recent effort was a 66-0 pasting at the hands of Ohio State.

UVA overcomes sloppy first half, dominates Kent State, 45-13

UVA was outplayed in a sloppy first half by heavy underdog Kent State, but took control in a dominant third quarter and ultimately coasted to a 45-13 win in front of just 33,526 fans at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday.

Notebook: Inside the UVA win over #21 Louisville

Running game looks a lot better: You wouldn’t know it by looking at the quickie stats, which had UVA gaining 114 yards on 40 attempts, not even three yards per.

Video: Interviews with UVA players Ian Frye, Kevin Parks and Kelvin Rainey

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks with UVA players Ian Frye, Kevin Parks and Kelvin Rainey after the Cavs/. 23-21 upset of #21 Louisville on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.

Upset! UVA rallies late, knocks off #21 Louisville, 23-21

UVA converted a late Louisville turnover into a 42-yard Ian Frye field goal with 3:42 to go, and the ‘Hoos defense put up a last-drive stand to complete the 23-21 upset of #21 Louisville on Saturday at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va.

Video: Highlights from UVA’s 45-13 win over Richmond

UVA head coach Mike London looks to two quarterbacks as he takes on his old team at Richmond.

Video: Interview with UVA quarterback Matt Johns

UVA quarterback Matt Johns talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 28-20 loss to seventh-ranked UCLA in the teams’ 2014 season opener.

#7 UCLA holds off upset-minded UVA, 28-20

Three defensive touchdowns gave #7 UCLA a 21-3 second-quarter lead, and but unranked and unrespected UVA took the game to the final series in a 28-20 loss in the 2014 season opener for both teams in Charlottesville, Va.

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Marquee games put pressure on UVA football early

If you’re UVA football, and you’re on a nine-game losing streak, and your coach is on the hot seat, and you’ve got road trips to BYU, Florida State and Virginia Tech to look forward to, maybe you want to start the season with a layup, to huild some confidence.

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Is Greyson Lambert the answer at quarterback for UVA?

A big factor in UVA football’s stunning collapse the past two seasons has been inconsistent play at quarterback. The revolving door of quarterbacks in 2012 and 2013 had Virginia just 84th in the nation in pass efficiency in 2012 and 122nd (of 124 FCS teams) in 2013.

UVA football players rally behind embattled head coach

Mike London doesn’t have the support of a large segment of the UVA football fan base. But he has the solid support of the young men he brought in to represent the orange and blue on Saturdays.

Firing squad: Writers unleash on embattled UVA football coach Mike London

The first question for UVA football coach Mike London at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro on Monday was sort of friendly fire, from long-time Daily Progress sports columnist and London supporter Jerry Ratcliffe. What do you think you’ve got to do this year, Ratcliffe asked London, still getting settled at the big, round table surrounded by writers, to keep your job? Some friendly fire, that.

Press Conference: UVA football coach Mike London

UVA football coach Mike London talks with members of the news media at the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.

Clemson Press Conference: Vic Beasley

ACC Football Kickoff interview with Clemson defensive standout Vic Beasley.

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UVA tailback Kevin Parks named to Doak Walker Award Preseason Watch List

UVA running back Kevin Parks was named to the 2014 preseason Doak Walker Award Watch List, PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced Thursday.

UVa. football’s Luke Bowanko selected by Jacksonville in 2014 NFL Draft

Virginia senior center Luke Bowanko (Clifton, Va.) was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars during Saturday’s sixth round of the National Football League Draft. Bowanko was the 205th overall pick.

UVa. football wraps up spring practice

During Saturday’s annual Orange & Blue Spring Football Game, UVa. football head coach Mike London announced the recipients of the team’s spring football awards and the captains for the 2014 seasons.

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Lethargic Virginia loses big at North Carolina, 45-14

North Carolina jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead, and broke away with a pair of return touchdowns, en route to a 45-14 thrashing of reeling Virginia on Saturday. UNC (4-5, 3-3 ACC) won its third straight in 2013 and its fourth straight in the series with UVa., which has now dropped seven in a row this season after a promising 2-1 start.

Mike London on first half fiasco: ‘This team is 2-5’

Why did Mike London flub the end-half scenario that left at least three points on the field after a Virginia drive that got stopped at the Georgia Tech 1 as the first-half clock expired?

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Georgia Tech holds off UVa., 35-25

An inexplicable sequence that left Virginia without points at the Georgia Tech 1 to close the first half said it all. The Yellow Jackets maintained a tenuous 14-10 lead despite committing four first-half turnovers, and pulled away in the fourth quarter to post a 35-25 win over the hapless Cavs Saturday in Charlottesville.

Chris Graham: Explain this one, Mike London

The endhalf sequence Saturday against Georgia Tech is why Mike London is not the right coach for Virginia.

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Live Blog: #UVavsGeorgiaTech

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will be live from Scott Stadium with coverage of today’s ACC football clash between the University of Virginia (2-5, 0-3 ACC) and Georgia Tech (4-3, 3-2 ACC) (hashtag #UVavsGT).

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Press Conference: UVa. football coach Mike London

UVa. football coach Mike London talks with the news media about his team’s upcoming game at home on Saturday against Georgia Tech.


Duke storms back, stuns demoralized UVa., 35-22

Virginia led Duke 22-0 with 5:49 left in the second quarter. Games aren’t won and lost in the second quarter. The Blue Devils scored in the final minute of the first half to get back to within hailing distance, and then dominated the ‘Hoos in the second half in a 35-22 win that only adds fuel to the fire for a UVa. fan base that wants to see fourth-year coach Mike London gone.

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Six UVa. football players named to Phil Steele Midseason All-ACC team

At the midpoint at what is shaping up to be another losing season for UVa. football, six Cavs players were named to the Phil Steele Midseason All-ACC team.

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Missed kick, red zone struggles doom UVa. in 28-27 loss at Maryland

Virginia, trailing by a point, had a first down at the Maryland 27 with 1:11 to go. Three conservative running plays later, it was up to backup placekicker Alec Vozenilek to win it.

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Ball State lays the smack down on Virginia, 48-27

Three third-quarter Virginia turnovers turned into 17 Ball State points, and allowed the Cardinals to pull off a 48-27 upset in Charlottesville on Saturday.

VaSportsOnline.com: London-Choices to make at running back

A hundred twenty teams in I-A. Virginia was 118th in total offense in 2009. A key reason for that – the Cavs were 112th in the nation in rushing (99.1 yards a game) and 114th in yards gained per rushing attempt (2.9 yards per attempt). Remember the old line about three yards and a cloud […]

London: Choices to make at running back

A hundred twenty teams in I-A. Virginia was 118th in total offense in 2009. A key reason for that – the Cavs were 112th in the nation in rushing (99.1 yards a game) and 114th in yards gained per rushing attempt (2.9 yards per attempt). Remember the old line about three yards and a cloud […]