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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - David Watford
Trey Edmunds took a short pass 26 yards for a first-half touchdown and Eric Kristensen kicked three field goals as Virginia Tech beat Virginia for the 10th consecutive time, 16-6, on Saturday night.
Virginia QB David Watford was picked off three times in 45-26 loss to Miami.
The loss was the fourth in a row for Virginia (2-5, 0-3), which gained just 7 yards in the third quarter after a fast start that made it seem like it would finally snap its losing streak.
Rowe made his second career start in place of C.J. Brown, who sustained a concussion in last week's 63-0 loss at Florida State. Rowe went 18 for 34 and directed an offense that accumulated 468 yards.
Watford has just 18 yards in 18 carries, but first-year offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild has said Watford has the ability to tuck and run. Conservative play-calling to date has limited those opportunities.
De'Anthony Thomas ran for 124 yards and three touchdowns, Marcus Mariota threw for two touchdowns and ran 71 yards for another score and No. 2 Oregon started fast and manhandled Virginia 59-10 Saturday.
The Alabama transfer, once one of the nation's most highly rated high school quarterbacks at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, played in all 12 games for the Cavaliers last season, starting four.
Entering the first week of the season, college football coaches have to plan out which freshmen will redshirt and which will play. This year, Virginia coach Mike London will get a bonus decision.
A week of open practices came to a close at Virginia with a day of direct competition at several key positions.
Alabama quarterback Phillip Sims will transfer schools, and pending an NCAA ruling, he could be bound for the University of Virginia.
There are 139 days until Virginia kicks off its 2012 football season against Richmond, and the Cavaliers' secondary is going to want every last one of them.
Virginia's annual spring football game will kick off Saturday afternoon, though that's probably not an accurate term.
Greyson Lambert didn't even need to throw a pass to get the attention of his new teammates.
Minutes after a 28-21 victory against Miami, the Virginia football team was boarding a commercial jet that had been chartered for the occasion.
Michael Rocco has been sharing time at quarterback all season with true freshman David Watford.
"These are two of the toughest defenses in the nation, and we played them back-to-back," Virginia quarterback David Watford said following the Oregon game. "I'm just learning every week, and that's all I can do. I need to continue to grow and continue to learn and keep pushing."
"I'm just learning every week, and that's all I can do," Watford, a first-year starter, said.