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UVa Football Ends Season Struggling to Turn Turnovers Into Points

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DreQuan Hoskey had an interception against the Hokies DreQuan Hoskey had an interception against the Hokies

The season is over for the Virginia football team after they fell 16-6 at home against Virginia Tech Saturday.

The 'Hoos end the season on a nine-game losing streak, and they've lost ten in a row against the Hokies.

UVa had its chances against Tech.

The Wahoos defense forced two turnovers in the game with DreQuan Hoskey picking off a pass and Brent Urban recovering a fumble.

The Cavaliers sacked quarterback Logan Thomas five times, including three by sophomore Eli Harold.

The Virginia offense was unable to turn any of the opportunities into points.

That was a theme throughout the season, as UVa forced 20 turnovers this year but only scored 13-points off those turnovers.

"We talked about getting sacks and turnovers as an improvement this year," said Virginia head coach Mike London. "So we get them, and we don't convert the turnovers that we get into points.  It is disappointing that when you get the turnovers, the opportunity to get points, they aren't materialized."

UVa's Brent Urban had seven tackles against Virginia Tech.

Urban said, "It's unfortunate, you know?  We haven't always been able to capitalize on turnovers.  Even on defense, we've had trouble when our offense has given a turnover, and sudden change instances like that.  You always got to capitalize on that, and that's what will help you win games."

Virginia finishing the season with nine losses in a row, including the program's 10th straight defeat against the rival Hokies.

UVA did not win a game in the ACC for the first time since 1981, and the ten losses are the most since 1975.

Cavaliers head coach Mike London says he's already closed the book on this season, and is looking forward to next year.

"When I just ended the meeting in there with the team, that was last year's team," says London.  "As soon as the game was over.  I've addressed those guys, and fully intend to look forward to coaching, teaching, and getting next year's team prepared."

Senior center Luke Bowanko says, "There's a lot of guys out here who want to win.  They're going to work hard at it.  It's not far away."

"It's real tough," adds sophomore Eli Harold.  "It hurts.  I'm not used to losing.  Not a lot of guys are.  But it's just something you have to deal with.  It's life.  How are you going to respond?  You got to be resilient."
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