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Cavs Lose 6th Straight; Fall 16-10 Against Wake Forest

Posted: Updated: Oct 20, 2012 11:37 PM EDT

The University of Virginia football team lost its 6th straight game Saturday, falling 16-10 at home against Wake Forest.

Trailing by six with 1:59 left, Virginia had a chance to get the ball back and try for the win after forcing the Demon Deacons to punt, but the ball hit returner Khalek Shepherd near the shoulders and bounced away, and Wake Forest recovered the ball.

The miscue allowed Wake to run out the clock, and capped off another tough day on special teams for the Wahoos.

Head Coach Mike London says, "It's very demoralizing. We've been working on the special teams, and open field tackling, and staying in your lanes, and taking on the double team block, and how to read the blocks that come in front of you as you're running. We spent a lot of time doing that, and it's very disappointing that at a time that it occurred that it led to a quick score for them."

The Demon Deacons came into the game allowing more than 206 rushing yards and 31 points. Saturday they limited the 'Hoos to 48 yards and 32 carries.

Virginia never led in the game, but Phillip Sims completed 22 of 39 passes for 253 yards and one touchdown.

The sole touchdown came in the second quarter when Sims dumped off a short pass to Tim Smith that tied the game at 7-7.

Sims says, "As an offense, when you move the ball up and down the field, you feel like you're doing a pretty good job executing the offense. But to not get points out of those drives, to not get touchdowns out of those drives, is a little disappointing. But you have to put it behind you, and just try to come out the next drive and do the same thing, but finish it off, and we just weren't able to do that enough today."

The Cavaliers will be off next week and they play at N.C. State on November 3.

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