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Virginia Football Loses ACC Opener at Pittsburgh 14-3

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The UVa football team turned the ball over twice in the first quarter which directly led to two Pittsburgh touchdowns and that was all the Panthers needed to beat the 'Hoos 14-3.


UVa defensive tackle David Dean said, "Its frustrating but I mean, sometimes the game of football goes that way so all we can do is just looking forward."

Virginia only had 188 total yards.   UVa sophomore quarterback David Watford completed 15-36 passes for 136 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions.   The Cavaliers only had 66 rushing yards led by Kevin Parks' 35 yards.   The 'Hoos were just 4-18 on third downs.

"As an offense we shot yourself in the foot today and its something I don't really know what to pinpoint on right now, but defense played great," said Virginia tight end Jake McGee. He added, "They really stopped them the whole game and the only points they did score were off turnovers."

Head coach Mike London said, "If you play good defense, don't shoot yourself by making mistakes on offense and take care of the special teams by where you field the ball. Where they start, where you start, you can be a good team and we gotta make sure we strive to get that done."

Virginia's defense played well giving up just 199 yards to Pittsburgh.

UVa safety, Anthony Harris said, "We gotta stay together through a time like this and as a defense we've gotta look to help the offense improve and just look and see where we can improve ourselves."

Virginia's record drops to 2-2, 0-1 ACC.   The 'Hoos next game is Saturday at home against Ball State.

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