Charlottesville, Va. • Virginia's Kevin Parks took a handoff, ran through a crease, broke two tackles and completed a 13-yard run for the winning touchdown in the final three minutes Saturday night.
That play was stunning, if only because the Cavaliers' longest running play until then had gone for only 6 yards. Parks' burst, coming on the first play after an interception, lifted Virginia to a 19-16 victory at Scott Stadium.
The Cavaliers' other touchdown drive covered 16 yards, after a blocked punt. Virginia's only first-half points came via a 53-yard field goal, after the offense moved 42 yards in the last minute. So Virginia's 19 points resulted from 71 yards of offense. The BYU's defense's momentary lapses and the mistakes on offense and special teams that created adverse situations spoiled a night when the Cougars allowed only 223 total yards.