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Wake Forest vs. Virginia 2012: Host Cavaliers remain winless in ACC, lose 16-10 to Demon Deacons

Despite outgaining the Demon Deacons in Charlottesville on Saturday, the Virginia Cavaliers fell 16-10 to visiting Wake Forest, due to three cost turnovers.

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Wake Forest defeats Virginia, 16-10

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-3, 2-3) defeated the Virginia Cavaliers (2-6, 0-4) in an ACC clash, 16-10.

Wake Forest jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter. After being setup with excellent field position following a 60-yard punt return by Lovell Jackson, Josh Harris rushed for a 16-yard touchdown, putting the Demon Deacons up, 7-0.

Virginia bounced back and tied the game with 20 seconds left int he second quarter, when Phillip Sims connected with Tim Smith on a 13-yard touchdown pass.

Unfortunately for the Cavaliers, Wake Forest marched right down the field, and added a field goal with just three seconds left before halftime.

Wake Forest would not relinquish the lead.

The Demon Deacons managed to come away with the win, despite converting just 1-of-15 third-down opportunities. Wake Forest was outgained by Virginia in total yards, 301-213, but still managed to hang on for the victory.

Box Score Hero: Chad Hedlund, Wake Forest. Hedlund converted three field goals on three attempts, including a 44-yarder.

Rankings Ramifications: Neither team will factor into the latest rankings.

But Did They Cover? Virginia entered the game as 3.5-point favorites, and failed to cover.

Next Week's Schedule: Virginia has a bye week and will face the N.C. State Wolfpack Nov. 3, while Wake Forest will take on Clemson at home in a Thursday-night matchup Oct. 25.

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Virginia trails Wake Forest 10-7 at halftime

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons currently lead the Virginia Cavaliers at halftime, 10-7.

Wake Forest jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter, when running back Josh Harris ripped off a 16-yard touchdown run. Wake Forest punt returner Lovell Jackson set up the Demon Deacons with excellent field position, rattling off a 60 yard punt return, and giving Wake Forest's offense the ball at Virginia's 16 yard line.

It took just one play for Wake Forest's offense to score.

Virginia responded late in the second half, when Phillip Sims completed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Tim Smith, evening the game up at 7-7.

Wake Forest added a field goal with just three seconds left to go in the half.

The Cavaliers will need a stronger effort from their running game in the second half. Virginia has carried the ball 17 times for 21 yards. Running backs Perry Jones and Kevin Parks have combined to run the ball 11 times for 11 yards.

Virginia's defense has held Wake Forest to just 114 total yards in the first half.

The Demon Deacons will receive the ball to open the second half.

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