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U.Va. escapes William and Mary 35-29

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Two rapid-fire, long-distance touchdowns early in the third quarter lifted Virginia to a harrowing 35-29 victory over William and Mary on Saturday.

The margin was the smallest in the Cavaliers’ seven wins versus Championship Subdivision opponents under coach Mike London. The previous six were by at least 21 points.

Virginia appeared to be in control with a 35-20 third-quarter lead. The Cavaliers had not punted and had forced four consecutive Tribe three-and-outs.

But as the clock moved inside three minutes, and with both teams out of timeouts, W&M moved inside Virginia’s 40 trailing only 35-29. Micah Kiser’s 8-yard sack of Steve Cluley derailed...