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Virginia beats Eastern Michigan 48-21

Oct 24, 2010 - 2:00 AM CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Marc Verica threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns and punter Jimmy Howell also had a passing score as Virginia beat Eastern Michigan 48-21 on Saturday night.

Off a fake punt, Howell found Trey Womack for a 56-yard touchdown pass to give the Cavaliers (3-4) a 38-21 lead in front of a crowd of 36,600 at Scott Stadium - the lowest attendance since a game against Duke in 1997.

On the next possession for Eastern Michigan (1-7), Virginia cornerback Chase Minnifield picked off an Eagles quarterback Alex Gillett pass and returned the ball to the EMU 15. Two plays later, Keith Payne ran 15 yards around the right end to give the Cavaliers a commanding 45-21 lead.

Payne led Virginia with 69 yards rushing on 12 carries.

Eastern Michigan freshman Javonti Greene had his first 100-yard game of his career, gaining 155 yards on the ground and two touchdowns on eight attempts.

The Eagles trailed 14-0 in the first quarter, but answered with a 55-yard scoring run down the right sideline by Greene to cut the lead in half. Two possessions later, Gillett scored on a 31-yard touchdown run tie the game at 14-14 with 5:18 to go in the half.

Virginia was able to take a 17-14 lead into halftime after a 24-yard field goal by Robert Randolph.

Virginia took a 10-point lead early in the third quarter when Verica, who completed 18 of 31 of his passes, found an open Terence Fells-Danzer in the end zone for a 3-yard touchdown pass.

Greene, on an almost identical play as his first-half score, took off for a 53-yard touchdown, this time around the left side of the field.

But Fells-Danzer answered by returning the ensuing kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown to make it 31-21.

Virginia took the opening kickoff and went on a 10-play, 81-yard drive that was capped by a 4-yard run from Payne. One possession later, the Cavaliers took a 14-0 lead after Verica hooked up with tight end Paul Freedman on a 21-yard strike.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 7 7 7 0 21
    VIRGINIA 14 3 14 17 48 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: VIRGINIA - TD, KEITH PAYNE 4 YD RUN (ROBERT
    RANDOLPH KICK), 4:20.
    VIRGINIA 7-0
    VIRGINIA - TD, PAUL FREEDMAN 21 YD PASS FROM
    MARC VERICA (ROBERT RANDOLPH
    KICK), 10:22. VIRGINIA 14-0
    EAST

    Oct 23 9:06 PM


  • NCAAF
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 21
    VIRGINIA 48 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Oct 23 9:06 PM


  • NCAAF
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 21
    VIRGINIA 48 2:56 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eastern Michigan 21, Virginia 48  4th - 2:56Oct 23 8:59 PM


  • NCAAF
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 21
    VIRGINIA 45 13:07 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eastern Michigan 21, Virginia 45  4th - 13:07Oct 23 8:38 PM


  • NCAAF
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 21
    VIRGINIA 38 14:07 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Eastern Michigan 21, Virginia 38  4th - 14:07Oct 23 8:31 PM


  • NCAAF
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 21
    VIRGINIA 31 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Oct 23 8:25 PM


  • NCAAF
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 21
    VIRGINIA 31 7:37 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Eastern Michigan 21, Virginia 31  3rd - 7:37Oct 23 8:08 PM


  • NCAAF
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 21
    VIRGINIA 30 7:37 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Eastern Michigan 21, Virginia 30  3rd - 7:37Oct 23 8:08 PM


  • NCAAF
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 21
    VIRGINIA 24 7:47 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Eastern Michigan 21, Virginia 24  3rd - 7:47Oct 23 8:05 PM


  • NCAAF
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 14
    VIRGINIA 24 9:37 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Eastern Michigan 14, Virginia 24  3rd - 9:37Oct 23 7:59 PM


  • NCAAF
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 14
    VIRGINIA 17 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Oct 23 7:28 PM


  • NCAAF
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 14
    VIRGINIA 17 0:27 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eastern Michigan 14, Virginia 17  2nd - 0:27Oct 23 7:26 PM


  • NCAAF
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 14
    VIRGINIA 14 5:18 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Eastern Michigan 14, Virginia 14  2nd - 5:18Oct 23 7:11 PM


  • NCAAF
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 7
    VIRGINIA 14 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Oct 23 6:44 PM


  • NCAAF
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 7
    VIRGINIA 14 3:33 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eastern Michigan 7, Virginia 14  1st - 3:33Oct 23 6:36 PM


  • NCAAF
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 0
    VIRGINIA 14 4:38 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eastern Michigan 0, Virginia 14  1st - 4:38Oct 23 6:31 PM


  • NCAAF
    EASTRN MICHIGAN 0
    VIRGINIA 7 10:40 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Eastern Michigan 0, Virginia 7  1st - 10:40Oct 23 6:14 PM