Boxscore
Virginia 43, Richmond 19
Saturday, September 1, 2012 3:00 PM
Location - Scott Stadium
Attendance - 50081

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Richmond 0 6 6 7 19
Virginia 16 6 7 14 43

Recap


Virginia 43, Richmond 19: Kevin Parks ran for two touchdowns and Michael Rocco led an efficient passing attack as the host Cavaliers cruised past the Spiders.

Parks scored the first touchdown of the game and Rocco threw a 51-yard scoring pass within a 62-second stretch in the first quarter that helped Virginia (1-0) jump out to an early 16-0 advantage.

Rocco finished 25 of 37 for 311 yards before giving way to Phillip Sims early in the fourth.

Drew Jarrett added a pair of field goals to increase the margin to 22-0 midway through the second quarter before Kendall Gaskins scored on a short touchdown reception for Richmond (0-1) right before intermission.

Parks added another short scoring run in the third quarter as Virginia continued its assault on the ground, finishing with 184 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

Tim Smith caught six passes for 96 yards for the Cavaliers, giving coach Mike London three wins in as many season openers - the first Virginia coach to accomplish that feat since Rice Warren in 1913.

John Laub threw for 178 yards and a score for the Spiders, who were held to just 28 yards rushing.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Rocco is the nephew of the Spiders' new coach, Danny Rocco. ... Parks, a sophomore, scored three times in his college debut last season, giving him five touchdowns in the Cavaliers' last two season openers. ... Virginia has won each of the last nine games of this series.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:35
Virginia   TD  Virginia 7 - Richmond 0
1st Quarter - 8:51
Virginia   S  Virginia 9 - Richmond 0
1st Quarter - 8:33
Virginia   TD  Virginia 16 - Richmond 0
2nd Quarter - 12:48
Virginia   FG  Virginia 19 - Richmond 0
2nd Quarter - 6:51
Virginia   FG  Virginia 22 - Richmond 0
2nd Quarter - 2:55
Richmond   TD  Virginia 22 - Richmond 6
3rd Quarter - 8:21
Virginia   TD  Virginia 29 - Richmond 6
3rd Quarter - 5:03
Richmond   TD  Virginia 29 - Richmond 12
4th Quarter - 13:16
Virginia   TD  Virginia 36 - Richmond 12
4th Quarter - 5:23
Virginia   TD  Virginia 43 - Richmond 12
4th Quarter - 0:35
Richmond   TD  Virginia 43 - Richmond 19
TEAMS

Team Records

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

Team Stats

  Richmond Virginia
Score 19 43
First Downs 16 28
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-15
27%
8-for-16
50%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-3
67%
2-for-3
67%
Total Yards 266 545
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 21-28 42-184
Average/Rush 1.3 4.4
Passing
Comp-Att 24-43 30-43
Passing Yards 238 361
Average/Pass Play 5.5 8.4
Penalties-Yards 3-25 3-26
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 22:31 37:29

PLAYER STATS

Richmond (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Laub 17/35 178 1 0
M. Strauss 7/8 60 1 0
Virginia (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Rocco 25/37 311 1 0
P. Sims 5/6 50 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Gaskins 4 38 9.5 0
J. Laub 6 17 2.8 0
J. Smith 4 9 2.2 0
J. Green 4 4 1.0 1
M. Strauss 1 -1 -1.0 0
C. Boyer 1 -26 -26.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
P. Jones 14 52 3.7 1
K. Shepherd 10 52 5.2 1
K. Parks 14 49 3.5 2
L. Battle 1 22 22.0 0
M. Rocco 3 9 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Edwards 6 59 9.8 0
S. Barnette 4 56 14.0 0
K. Finney 4 50 12.5 0
D. Miller 3 34 11.3 0
S. Fisher 3 14 4.7 1
R. Ponder 2 13 6.5 0
R. Diggs 1 9 9.0 0
K. Gaskins 1 3 3.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Smith 6 96 16.0 0
D. Jennings 5 84 16.8 1
E. Scott 3 54 18.0 0
K. Parks 5 26 5.2 0
P. Jones 1 24 24.0 0
J. McGee 2 23 11.5 0
D. Terrell 2 13 6.5 0
P. Freedman 1 12 12.0 0
K. Shepherd 1 12 12.0 0
C. Phillips 2 10 5.0 0
Z. Swanson 2 7 3.5 0
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