"You could see they were kind of wearing out a little bit," London said.
Which is precisely what should happen when a Bowl Subdivision team faces a FCS opponent.
Next Saturday at Southern California? Doubtful. The Trojans have beaucoup athletes on offense and will be playing their first home game under Lane Kiffin and first since an offseason turned rancid by the Reggie Bush affair.
VMI? The Keydets' victory over Lock Haven on Saturday notwithstanding, they're no match for Virginia.
Florida State? The Cavaliers upset the Seminoles the last time the teams played in Charlottesville, in 2005, but the talent gap five years later is wider than Morgan Moses.
That brings us to Oct. 9 and 16, when Virginia plays consecutive games against Coastal Division rivals, at defending ACC champ Georgia Tech and home against perennial disappointment North Carolina.
The Cavaliers have won five of their last seven against the Yellow Jackets, including a 2008 upset in Atlanta. The Tar Heels haven't prevailed at Scott Stadium since 1981 and are hip-deep in allegations of academic fraud and improper benefits.
Those are fair fights and will leave Virginia halfway through a 12-game season.
As expected, the 2010 Cavaliers won't ever be world beaters. But for the first time since November 2008, Virginia has a winning record.
Enjoy it, fans, while you can.
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