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Virginia Tech controls rivalry

Virginia tried, there's no doubt about that.

But for the second week in a row, the Cavaliers struggled to pass the ball, became one-dimensional, and faltered in the second half. Jameel Sewell couldn't have done much more, but Virginia Tech pulled away for a convincing 42-13 win in what is most likely the final game of coach Al Groh's career. Groh is a good coach who is respected by his peers, but it is time for a change, and with Virginia's season now officially over, there's no reason to prolong it.

The game went according to script, with Virginia hanging around early on Senior Day in Scott Stadium before the disparity between the two programs showed up in the second half. Virginia's defense couldn't stop Ryan Williams, who has played an outstanding rookie season and scored four rushing touchdowns for the second straight game. He should be a 2010 Heisman contender.