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#9 Clemson Rolls Over UVa Football 59-10

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Tajh Boyd and Clemson had 610 yards of total offense Tajh Boyd and Clemson had 610 yards of total offense

The Virginia football team lost its sixth game in a row Saturday, as UVa fell 59-10 at home against #9 Clemson.

The Cavaliers have a six game losing streak for the second year in a row, and they're now 2-7 overall, and 0-5 in the ACC.

The Wahoos trailed 14-7 with under five minutes to play in the first half, but back-to-back UVa turnovers helped the Tigers (8-1, 6-1 ACC) score three straight touchdowns to blow the game open.

Head coach Mike London says, "You almost have to play a perfect game in order to play an excellent team like Clemson.  I was proud of the guys in that first quarter, then in the latter part of the second quarter, things unraveled for us."

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd completed 24-of-29 passes for 377 yards and three touchdowns, and also ran for a score.

David Watford connected on just 16-of-35 passes for 130 yards, after setting school records for completions and attempts last week against Georgia Tech.

True freshman Keeon Johnson led Virginia with five catches for 77 yards.

UVa has lost 15 of its last 19 games.

The Wahoos lost 59-10 for the second time this season, after losing by the same score to #2 Oregon in the second week of the season.

Virginia is mathematically eliminated from bowl consideration with the defeat.

Defensive tackle David Dean had seven tackles and a sack against the Tigers.

"It's definitely tough," says Dean.  "These next few games will definitely reveal the character of our team.  We just have to keep working hard, and fighting our tails off each game from here on out."

They have three games remaining this season, beginning next Saturday at 12:30 at UNC. 

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