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Richmond Vs. Virginia: Cavaliers Lead Spiders 22-6 At Halftime

The Virginia Cavaliers jumped out to an early 16-0 lead in their 2012 season opener against the Richmond Spiders, stretching the margin to 22-0 before the Spiders finally got on the board, with Richmond now trailing 22-6 at the half.

Virginia quarterback Michael Rocco was 14-23 in the first half, for 201 yards and a touchdown. Perry Jones has led the way on the ground for the Cavaliers, gaining 44 yards on eight carries, with fellow backfield mate Kevin Parks chipping in 32 yards and a rushing touchdown. Darius Jennings has been the beneficiary of Rocco's strong first half, catching four balls for 79 yards and a touchdown.

Richmond has been outgained 291 yards to 105 yards, and the Spiders' running game has been absolutely abysmal, amassing negative yards in the first half on 12 carries.

For more on Cavaliers football, be sure to visit the SB Nation Virginia blog Streaking The Lawn.