Virginia vs. NC State final score: Cavaliers' defense shines in 33-6 win

Nov 3, 2012 Raleigh, NC, USA; Virginia Cavaliers receiver Darius Jennings (6) is tackled by North Carolina State Wolfpack cornerback Dontae Johnson (25) after a first half reception at Carter-Finley Stadium. - Rob Kinnan-US PRESSWiRE

Virginia's defense forced five N.C. State turnovers, as the Cavaliers cruised to a 33-6 win over the Wolfpack to notch their first ACC win of the season.

The Virginia Cavaliers (3-6, 1-4) notched their first ACC win of the 2012 season on Saturday, with a dominating 33-6 win over the N.C. State Wolfpack (5-4, 2-3).

Virginia jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Both members of Virginia's tag-team quarterback duo scored in the first, as Phillip Sims rushed for a 1-yard touchdown, before Michael Rocco connected with Darius Jennings on a 17-yard touchdown strike at the end of the quarter.

Virginia added a safety in the second quarter, and entered halftime with a 16-0 lead.

Sims helped put the game out of reach early in the third quarter, when he completed a 38-yard touchdown pass to Tim Smith, giving the Cavaliers a commanding 23-0 lead.

Virginia's defense was nothing short of dominant, forcing five Wolfpack turnovers. N.C. State quarterback Mike Glennon was just 23-of-46 passing for 197 yards, with a touchdown and three interceptions.

N.C. State was held to just 19 rushing yards on 24 carries.

Virginia outgained N.C. State, 446-216, in total yards.

Box Score Hero: Kevin Parks rushed for 115 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown for the Cavaliers.

Rankings Ramifications: Neither team will factor into next week's rankings.

But Did They Cover? N.C. State was favored by 11.5, and failed to cover, as the Cavaliers pulled off the upset win.

For More On This Game: For more on Hoos football, visit Virginia blog Streaking The Lawn. For more on Wolfpack football, visit N.C. State blog Backing The Pack.

Next Week's Schedule: Virginia plays host to the Miami Hurricanes next Saturday, while the Wolfpack hosts the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

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