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Virginia 22, Clemson 17

Oct. 12, 2002 at 6:11 PM   |   Comments

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Virginia scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter after failing to reach the end zone in the first three and rallied for its fifth straight win Saturday, a 22-17 decision over Clemson.

The Cavaliers (5-2, 3-1 ACC) won their third straight game when trailing at halftime and have won five in a row for the first time since a six-game streak bridging the 1997 and 1998 seasons.

Just 44 seconds into the final period, wide receiver Billy McMullen ran one yard for a touchdown on his only carry of the day to put Virginia in front for the first time since the second quarter, 13-10.

Matt Schaub connected with Heath Miller for a 15-yard touchdown that extended the lead to 22-10 following an interception by linebacker Rich Bedesem at the Clemson 17.

Schaub completed 23 of 32 passes for 208 yards, including 11 to running back Wali Lundy, who broke his own school record of nine catches, set earlier this year in a win over Wake Forest.

The Tigers took a 10-6 lead in the final minute of the first half when Tye Hill broke off a 32-yard run on the first play after Schaub was intercepted.

Clemson fell to 3-3, 1-2, despite outgaining Virginia, 412 yards to 288.

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