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UVa Crushed 59-10 By #2 Oregon

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Junior Khalek Shepherd scored UVa's only TD Junior Khalek Shepherd scored UVa's only TD

The Virginia football team lost 59-10 against #2 Oregon Saturday at Scott Stadium.

The Ducks were the highest ranked team to play at Scott Stadium since #1 Florida State in 1999.

UVa (1-1) is now 2-18-1 all-time against teams ranked in the Top 5.

Cavaliers Head Coach Mike London said, "Very disappointing, this game. We played an excellent football team, who you can talk about are #1 or #2 in the country, but that's an outstanding football team. They got on us early and in every phase."

Virginia tight end Jake McGee had 8 catches for 53 yards.

"We would have had to have been clicking on all cylinders to win today," says McGee.  "So it's 1-1.  You're not happy with 1-1, but it's something we can build off of."

The 59-points are the most allowed by the Wahoos since Illinois' 63 in the 1999 Micronpc.com Bowl, and are the 6th most allowed in program history.

Oregon controlled the game from the start, and jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the 1st quarter.

They outscored the Cavaliers 31-0 in the 2nd half.

UVa safety Anthony Harris says, "We gave up some big plays early, got our team behind. Picked it up a little bit in the second and third quarter, but I think we need a little more consistency."

Harris had eight tackles against the Ducks.

Khalek Shepherd scored the Wahoos only touchdown on a 45-yard run with 45 seconds remaining in the 1st quarter.

Ian Frye booted a 37-yard field goal late in the 2nd quarter.

The Ducks had 557-yards of total offense, compared to 298 for Virginia.

Cavaliers sophomore quarterback David Watford completed 29-of-41 passes for 161 yards and three interceptions.

Watford said, "These are two of the best defenses in the nation that we just played against the past two weeks. It's only gonna help us and give us confidence that we can play with anybody. You know the speed of Oregon, the physicalness of BYU. If we can play with those guys, we can definitely play with anybody."

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota was 14-of-28 for 199 yards and two touchdowns.

He also rushed for 122 yards, including a 71-yard TD run to start the scoring.

De'Anthony Thomas scored three touchdowns and rushed for 124-yards on eleven carries for the Ducks.

UVa is off next weekend, and returns to action September 21st at home against VMI.

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