UVa. pulls away late to post 48-21 win over Eastern Michigan
It was uncomfortably close uncomfortably late – 17-14 Virginia at the half, and 24-21 midway through the third quarter after the second of two 50-plus-yard touchdown runs by Eastern Michigan running back Javonti Green.
A 70-yard kickoff-return TD by Terence Fells-Danzer changed the momentum, and another special-teams score, on a fake-punt pass by punter Jimmy Howell to Trey Womack, early in the fourth provided some much-needed breathing room as the Cavs dominated late in what turned out to be a 48-21 win Saturday night.
“It feels good to win a game and be able to celebrate with the players on what this team can do and can accomplish,” said UVa. coach Mike London, whose team posted its first win over a I-A opponent in 2010, though Eastern Michigan was hardly a formidable I-A foe, entering the game on Saturday with a 1-6 record in 2010 and a 1-18 record over the past two seasons.