Boxscore
Virginia 34, Richmond 13
Saturday, September 4, 2010 6:00 PM
Location - Scott Stadium
Attendance - 54146

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Richmond 7 3 3 0 13
Virginia 7 7 7 13 34

Recap

Senior tailback Keith Payne rushed for 108 yards and four touchdowns as Virginia pulled away from visiting Richmond, 34-13, and made a winner of new head coach Mike London in Saturday’s season opener for both teams at Scott Stadium.

The Cavaliers erupted for 20 unanswered points in the second half in notching their first season-opening victory since 2005.


Payne, a fifth-year senior who missed all of 2009 after quitting the team prior to last year’s season opener, accounted for three of his touchdowns in the second half as Virginia. (1-0) broke open what had been a close game.

Senior quarterback Marc Verica, who entered the game with just eight career touchdown passes to 17 interceptions, finished 24 of 35 for 287 yards and a touchdown without an interception to help his team total nearly 500 yards of offense.

The hosts, who play at Southern California next week, might have enjoyed a larger early lead, but two missed field goals help keep the Spiders close.

Richmond (0-1) had clawed to within 14-13 following a Wil Kamin 41-yard field goal with 11:04 left in the third period.

With eighth consecutive win over the Spiders, Virginia improved to 26-2-2 all-time against Richmond, dating back to 1893.

 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:46
Virginia   TD  Virginia 7 - Richmond 0
1st Quarter - 7:21
Richmond   TD  Virginia 7 - Richmond 7
2nd Quarter - 10:29
Virginia   TD  Virginia 14 - Richmond 7
2nd Quarter - 1:23
Richmond   FG  Virginia 14 - Richmond 10
3rd Quarter - 10:46
Richmond   FG  Virginia 14 - Richmond 13
3rd Quarter - 8:42
Virginia   TD  Virginia 21 - Richmond 13
4th Quarter - 13:36
Virginia   TD  Virginia 28 - Richmond 13
4th Quarter - 6:30
Virginia   TD  Virginia 34 - Richmond 13
TEAMS

Team Records

  Richmond Virginia
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Richmond Virginia
Score 13 34
First Downs 13 22
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-15
33%
7-for-14
50%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 333 488
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-144 35-205
Average/Rush 4.8 5.9
Passing
Comp-Att 19-33 24-35
Passing Yards 189 283
Average/Pass Play 5.4 7.9
Penalties-Yards 9-40 5-57
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 31:22 28:38

PLAYER STATS

Richmond (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
No Passing
Virginia (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Verica 24/35 283 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
No Rushing
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Payne 16 114 7.1 4
P. Jones 9 73 8.1 0
R. Horne 5 19 3.8 0
D. Wallace 2 5 2.5 0
M. Milien 1 2 2.0 0
M. Verica 2 -8 -4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
No receiving
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Burd 7 122 17.4 1
D. Inman 7 88 12.6 0
J. Torchia 3 29 9.7 0
C. Phillips 1 12 12.0 0
T. Smith 1 8 8.0 0
R. Horne 1 8 8.0 0
M. Milien 1 7 7.0 0
P. Jones 2 6 3.0 0
K. Payne 1 3 3.0 0
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