Last week, former Virginia defensive end Chris Long informed U.Va. defensive end Clint Sintim there was no way Sintim was going to surpass Long's single-season school record of 14 sacks. Long may have to re-evaluate his statement if Sintim continues at his current pace. Sintim had two sacks Saturday in U.Va.'s 35-20 win against East Carolina and has an ACC-best seven sacks on the season.

"He's going to hear it," Sintim said regarding his intentions to call Long and tell him his sacks record is in jeopardy.

Sintim has 24 sacks in his career, which puts him tied for fourth in school history with Patrick Kerney. Sintim entered Saturday's game with more sacks than any other current college linebacker in the nation. His total puts him second all-time at U.Va. for sacks by a linebacker. Former U.Va. linebacker Darryl Blackstock, a former Heritage High player, had 27 sacks from 2002-04.

RARE FAKE

Quarterback Scott Deke's 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end John Phillips in the fourth quarter on a fake field goal was U.Va.'s first fake field goal since the '03 season.

It was Deke's first touchdown pass. He has completed 4 of 9 passes in his career.

"It feels unbelievable and well worth all of the wait," said Deke, a senior. "To get the chance to come back and help the team out, I think that is what means the most."

ECU coach Skip Holtz was upset at himself for not recognizing the fake.

"They were running guys in, running guys out and it was real rush-rush," Holtz said. "I should've smelled a rat and called a timeout. I should've called a timeout. That's not on the players."

Former U.Va. quarterback Matt Schaub completed the last fake field-goal pass in '03 when he found tight end Heath Miller for a 10-yard touchdown to help U.Va. on its way to a 35-21 win against Virginia Tech.

NOT ENOUGH WEAPONS

Holtz didn't try to sugarcoat why his team came up short. He indicated he doesn't believe ECU, which was 6-of-16 on third-down conversions, has the personnel to beat faster, stronger teams on a week-by-week basis.

"We don't execute on first down consistent enough," Holtz said. "We don't execute on second down consistent enough. We don't do anything as consistent enough as we need to, and we don't have the home run player we had a year ago (graduated tailback Chris Johnson). We don't have a receiver who's going to run by anybody. We don't have a tailback that's going to outrun everybody."

ODDS AND ENDS

U.Va.'s 202 rushing yards were a season-high, surpassing last weekend's total of 201 in a 31-0 win against Maryland. ... Kicker Yannick Reyering struggled with tendonitis Saturday, and U.Va. ended up debuting two kickers. Redshirt freshman Chris Hinkebein and true freshman Robert Randolph played for the first time, becoming the 21st and 22nd U.Va. players to get playing time for the first time this season. ... Linebacker Antonio Appleby led U.Va. with 11 tackles, including a sack. ... U.Va. linebacker Jared Detrick, a Woodside High graduate, forced ECU kickoff returner Dwayne Harris to fumble on a second-quarter return, but Harris recovered it. ... RB Cedric Peerman became the first U.Va. player since John Papit in 1948 to have two runs of 60-plus yards in a game. Peerman also was the first Cavalier since Barry Word in '85 to have two runs of 50-plus yards in a game. Peerman's 79-yard TD run was the longest run of his career.