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Saturday, October 23, 2010
Virginia wraps up Eastern Michigan

By Heather Dinich

That's more like it.

After getting a scare from Eastern Michigan, Virginia pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 48-21 win. The Cavaliers outscored Eastern Michigan 31-7 in the second half.

Virginia quarterback Marc Verica redeemed himself from three interceptions a week ago, throwing for 203 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. Keith Payne added two rushing touchdowns, and Virginia snapped a three-game losing streak with its first FBS win of the season. It was a small step, but an important one for Mike London and his team in this rebuilding year. The next step? Getting the first conference win of the season. With Miami looming next, the best shot is likely Nov. 6 at Duke.