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Saturday, October 11, 2008
1Q update: Virginia 7, ECU 6


Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Virginia has shown the two elements that will make it a contender again in the ACC -- Cedric Peerman on offense and a gritty defense led by cornerback Ras-I Dowling and linebacker Clint Sintim.

If Virginia eliminates the turnovers, it can win this game. Marc Verica has already thrown two interceptions (the first wasn't his fault, the second was a poor decision). But Peerman is a difference-maker, and the Cavaliers' defense can keep them in this game.