Charlottesville, VA (WWBT)- 2009 saw William and Mary upset Virginia to open the season and Saturday the Tribe hoped history would repeat itself. The Cavaliers, however, had other ideas, and put together their best opener in quite some time.
Virginia held William and Mary to 169 yards of total offense and posted its most lopsided season-opening win since 1990, topping the Tribe, 40-3. Redshirt freshman Kevin Parks scored a second quarter touchdown to start a big night for him to make it 10-0 and Robert Randolph kicked his second of four field goals to give the Wahoos a 13-0 lead heading into halftime. Parks would add two more touchdowns in the third quarter and Virginia would open up a 30-0 lead, cruising to the 40-3 win.
William & Mary was unable to cross midfield until eight minutes remained in the game. The Tribe used three quarterbacks who combined to complete only 11 of 34 passes for 121 yards and one interception.
Parks had a spectacular debut, finishing the night with 114 rushing yards and the three touchdowns. Michael Rocco started for Virginia at quarterback, completing his first eleven passes and finishing the night 21-of-29 for 174 yards.
Virginia will head to Indiana on Saturday, while William and Mary will travel to VMI.