Parks, Hamm Lead Virginia Past VMI, 49-0

Parks, Hamm Lead Virginia Past VMI, 49-0

Saturday September 21, 2013


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP and VirginiaSports.com) - Kevin Parks and freshman backup Daniel Hamm both ran for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns as Virginia tuned up for the start of its Atlantic Coast Conference schedule with a 49-0 victory over VMI.

VMI (1-3), of the FCS Big South Conference, had lost nine in a row to Virginia - mostly by lopsided margins - and were coming off a loss to Division II North Greenville.

Hamm had 136 yards and Parks 135 to become the first Virginia running back duo to exceed 100 yards since 2005. Parks' 61-yard TD run was a career long.

Watford had TD passes of 28 yards to Tim Smith and 4 yards to Jake McGee.

With the outcome of the game practically a foregone conclusion, the priority for the Cavaliers was simply to get better heading into their first ACC and first road game next Saturday against Pittsburgh.