CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Wali Lundy ran for four touchdowns
and Jason Snelling ran for two more as the Cavaliers beat Temple
Lundy, slowed for much of the season with a foot injury,
finished with 113 yards on 19 carries. Snelling ran for 126 yards
on 17 carries.
In six previous games, Lundy gained 191 yards.
The Owls managed 7 yards rushing and 167 yards of total offense,
most of it coming against Virginia's backups after the game was out
Virginia, coming off a bye week after a 7-5 loss to North
Carolina, amassed 449 yards of offense and likely would have gained
much more, but it started six of its first 10 possessions in Temple
The Cavaliers (5-3) need one win in their final three games to
be eligible for a bowl game. They finish the season with home games
against Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech and a road game against
Temple (0-10) must win Nov. 19 at Navy to avoid its first
winless season since 1959. Temple technically finished 0-11 in 1986
but only because they had to forfeit six wins due to an ineligible
Senior Mike McGann replaced freshman Joe DeSanzo at quarterback
for the Owls in the second half, but it didn't help. McGann threw
an interception on his first pass, and running back Georg Coleman
fumbled on the second possession of the half. Both turnovers
resulted in touchdowns for Virginia and a 41-0 lead early in the
DeSanzo finished with seven completions on 16 attempts for 69
yards, while McGann, playing mostly against backups, was 9-of-20
for 91 yards.
The Owls avoided a shutout when Ryan Lux made a 30-yard field
goal midway through the fourth quarter.
Temple's only offensive highlight, a 72-yard touchdown run by
Coleman in the second quarter that would have made it 24-7, was
nullified by offsetting personal fouls.
Cavaliers quarterback Marques Hagans, who played into the third
quarter, finished 10-of-18 for 132 yards with an interception.