COL FB: Fla State 19, Virginia 14

Oct. 18, 2003 at 11:40 PM
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Xavier Beitia kicked four field goals Saturday as No. 7 Florida State held off Virginia, 19-14, and Bobby Bowden finally caught Penn State's Joe Paterno.

Bowden recorded his 338th career victory, tying Paterno for the most among Division I-A coaches. Penn State is off this weekend.

Beitia kicked field goals of 34, 38, 47 and 39 yards for the Seminoles (6-1).

But the Seminoles were kept out of the end zone after Chris Rix's 79-yard touchdown pass to Craphonso Ellis just 3:19 into the contest.

Rix completed 12-of-25 passes for 189 yards while Greg Jones rushed for 96 yards on carries.

The Cavaliers (4-3) closed to 16-14 on Matt Schaub's pass to tight end Heath Miller in the third.

Schaub completed 39-of-53 passes for 326 yards and two TDs, but the Cavaliers were held to minus-five yards rushing.

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