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'Hoos Lose 10th Straight to Hokies; Fall 16-6

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Virginia Tech has ten straight wins against UVa Virginia Tech has ten straight wins against UVa

The Virginia Tech football team beat Virginia for the 10th year in a row Saturday, as the Hokies won 16-6 at Scott Stadium.

The Cavaliers end the season on a nine-game losing skid, and finish with a record of 2-10 overall, and 0-8 in the ACC.

UVa is winless in the ACC from the first time since 1981, and lost ten games for the first time since 1975.

The Hokies finish the regular season with a record of 8-4, 5-3 in the ACC.

All the scoring was in the first half, and the only touchdown of the game came late in the second quarter when Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas found Trey Edmunds for a 29-yard touchdown.

Edmunds broke his right tibia in the second half, and will be out for the remainder of the season.

The freshman's surgery is set for Sunday morning at 8 AM.

Aside from Edmunds' touchdown, the remainder scoring in the game came on field goals.

True freshman Eric Kristensen had three field goals for the Hokies

Kristensen said, "The first field goal I was kind of nervous for but then it went through and I felt totally confident and comfortable and I was ready for the next one."

Kristensen is listed at 5'11" and 165 pounds.

"You kind of look at him and you say, 'What the heck is this? I'm gonna send you out to win this thing for me?'" said Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, with a laugh.  "He answered the bell, I'm proud of him."

Senior Linebacker Jack Tyler finished his career unbeaten against the Cavaliers.

"I don't know what the other side of this (rivalry) feels like," says Tyler.  "I'm glad I don't. You know it's something that growing up I always looked forward to playing in and hoping and wishing that one day I'd be holding (the Commonwealth Cup).  Dreams do come true."

Virginia quarterbacks David Watford and Greyson Lambert combined to complete only 17-of-40 passes for 176 yards. 

Lambert had an interception and was sacked three times.

Head Coach Mike London said, "You always want your guys to go out on a positive note and today we did not. Today wasn't good enough for us to win a game to give us an opportunity."

Junior tight end Jake McGee had a team-high four catches for 65 yards.

"It's tough," says McGee.  "2-10 and lost however many we've lost in a row.  I don't have a lot of answers for it. I'm sure we'll have to dig deep and look into things this offseason and see what we need to do to change it, because 2-10 is not gonna cut it."

UVa's sophomore Eli Harold had seven solo tackles, and sacked Logan Thomas three times.

Harold says, "We tried our best, but they came out on top. They didn't get the best of us, but they won the game."

Kevin Parks rushed for 105 yards in the game, and the junior ran for 1,031 this season.

Parks is Virginia's first 1,000 yard rusher since Alvin Peerman in 2004.

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