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Big Lead Disappears, but Virginia Still Gets Win

Bloomington, IN (WWBT)- The Cavaliers had never won a road game under second year head coach Mike London and entered Indiana looking to change that.  After the Hoosiers gave the Cavaliers a scare, Robert Randolph's right foot helped UVA and its fans breathe a sigh of relief.

Randolph's fourth field goal of the night came from 23 yards and as time expired, giving the Wahoos a 34-31 win over Indiana on Saturday night.  Randolph's 42 yard strike opened the scoring in the first quarter, before Indiana answered with an equalizer to tie the game at three in the second.  Randolph answered with a 44 yarder, before Kevin Parks scored the first touchdown of the night to give Virginia a 13-3 win.  After Virginia recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, Randolph came through again with a 23 yard field goal to give Virginia a 16-3 lead heading into the locker room.

The second half saw the Wahoos start out strong.  Parks scored his fifth touchdown in two games two minutes into the second half to give UVA the 23-3 advantage, but then it was the Hoosiers' turn to respond.  Indiana rattled off 21 straight points, taking a 31-23 lead with 6:34 remaining in the game.  Virginia, however, had an answer.  Perry Jones rushed for a touchdown with 1:36 remaining and Michael Rocco found Paul Freedman in the endzone for a two point conversion, tying the game back up at 31. 

Indiana began a hopeful final drive that would end in a win, but Cam Johnson stripped Hoosier quarterback Edward Wright-Baker of the ball and the Cavaliers recovered, setting up Randolph's winning kick.

Virginia improves to 2-0 for the first time since 2005.  The Cavaliers will travel to North Carolina for their ACC opener on Saturday.

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