Scores

Final

BYU 16

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Virginia 19

(1-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: ESPNU

3:30 PM ET, August 31, 2013

Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA

1 2 3 4 T
BYU 0 7 0 916
UVA 0 3 9 719

Top Performers

Passing: T. Hill (BYU) - 175 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Williams (BYU) - 33 CAR, 144 YDS

Receiving: D. Jennings (UVA) - 7 REC, 62 YDS, 1 TD

Parks' late TD lifts Virginia past BYU, 19-16

Associated Press

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Kevin Parks ran 13 yards for a touchdown with 2:36 to play Saturday night and Virginia beat BYU 19-16 in a wild, rain-drenched season-opener that had a 2-hour weather delay.

Parks' run came one play after Anthony Harris intercepted a tipped pass from Taysom Hill and then flipped the ball to teammate Henry Coley, who was running alongside and carried it to the 13.

BYU got the ball back and drove quickly from its 8 to its 41, but Hill threw four consecutive incompletions, badly overthrowing his receiver on the final one, and the Cavaliers held on.

Only minutes earlier, Hill seemed like the hero when he dove one yard for a go-ahead touchdown, capping a 92-yard, 11-play drive against a new-look Virginia defense that had been solid.

Jamaal Williams gained 144 yards on 33 carries for BYU while Hill was 13 for 40 for 175 yards with an interception.

The game was delayed and the stadium was cleared for 2 hours, nine minutes at the end of the first quarter when lightning was reported in the area. The storm eventually brought a heavy downpour, too.

By halftime, as the team returned to the locker rooms, more rain began falling, building up to another heavy downpour, and many in the announced crowd of 53,310 headed for cover again. Then, perhaps realizing they were already drenched, many returned, creating one of the liveliest crowds at Virginia in years.

All the fireworks came after the delay.

David Watford, making his first start for Virginia, threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Darius Jennings to give Virginia a 10-7 lead, and a safety gave Virginia a 12-7 lead later in the third quarter.

Anthony Harris set up the score when he blocked a punt, giving the Cavaliers possession at the Cougars' 16. The Cougars had punted a play earlier, but had to kick again because of a penalty.

Watford finished 18 for 32 for 114 yards with an interception. Parks ran for 65 yards on 20 tries.

JD Falslev's 17-yard punt return gave the Cougars the ball at Virginia's 32 in the second quarter, and the Cougars needed just five plays to lead 7-0. Hill finished the drive with a 4-yard pass to Falslev.

Virginia countered with a 53-yard field goal by Ian Frye to end the half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BYU
UVA
1st Downs2114
Total Yards362223
Passing175114
Rushing187109
Penalties7-436-41
3rd Down Conversions7-236-20
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers12
Possession25:5134:09

Passing Leaders

BYUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hill13/401754.411
VirginiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Watford18/321143.611

Rushing Leaders

BYUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams331444.4021
Hill11423.8113
VirginiaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Parks20653.3113
Shepherd5183.606

Receiving Leaders

BYURECYDSAVGTDLG
Apo25929.5052
Falslev33210.7124
VirginiaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jennings7628.9120
Swanson3217.0011

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERBYUUVA
TD05:12JD Falslev 4 Yd Pass From Taysom Hill (Justin Sorensen Kick) 70
FG00:00Ian Frye 53 Yd 73
THIRD QUARTERBYUUVA
TD12:28Darius Jennings 11 Yd Pass From David Watford (Ian Frye Kick) 710
SF02:38Team Safety 712
FOURTH QUARTERBYUUVA
TD06:26Taysom Hill 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1312
FG05:02Justin Sorensen 36 Yd 1612
TD02:36Kevin Parks 13 Yd Run (Ian Frye Kick) 1619