(Saturday, October 10th)
Final Score: Virginia 47, Indiana 7
Charlottesville, VA (Sports Network) - Mikell Simpson ran for 83 yards and four touchdowns, as the Virginia Cavaliers rolled past the Indiana Hoosiers, 47-7, in non-conference play at Scott Stadium.
Quarterback Jameel Sewell also had a big game for the Cavs (2-3), converting 20-of-30 tosses for 308 yards and a score. He also had 29 rushing yards and a score on the ground, as Virginia won its second game in a row.
Indiana (3-3) dropped its third straight game and was paced by Tandon Doss, who caught nine balls for 76 yards. Ben Chappell hit on 22-of-33 pass attempts, but he had no touchdowns and one pick in the setback.
The Cavs dominated the Hoosiers throughout the first half of action, scoring 30 straight points, which began with a five-yard touchdown run by Simpson early in the opening frame.
Sewell connected with Vic Hall just minutes later for a 21-yard touchdown, giving the Cavs a 14-0 edge.
Touchdown runs of five and three yards by Simpson extended Virginia's lead to 27-0 and a Robert Randolph field goal of 37 yards with just seconds remaining in the second quarter pushed the Cavs lead to 30-0 at the break.
Simpson continued to pound the Hoosiers in the third quarter, as the tailback plunged into the end zone from one yard out, giving Virginia a comfortable 37-0 advantage.
Virginia capped off a 12-play, 77-yard drive late in the third frame with a one-yard run by Sewell.
The Cavs lead was pushed to 47-0 when Randolph connected on a 31-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter.
The Hoosiers finally got on the scoreboard midway through the final quarter when Bryan Payton rumbled into the endzone on a 12-yard run, but it was far too late for Indiana to mount any type of comeback.
The Cavs, who gained 536 yards in the win, entered the day averaging a mere 272 yards per game for the season. It marked the first time Virginia has finished with over 500 yards of offense since 2004.
10/10 21:16:57 ET