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COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 5

No. 10 Virginia Rolls Over Overmatched San Jose State

October 04, 1998| Associated Press

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Keeping the ball on the ground was the simplest of game plans for No. 10 Virginia on Saturday, and it worked to near-perfection as the Cavaliers' offense rushed for 446 yards and had 556 total in a 52-14 nonconference victory over San Jose State.

"The past couple of weeks we've been hearing that we weren't able to put points on the board, that we were struggling," Virginia tailback Thomas Jones said. "But we know what we can do. We know if we come out and everybody does what they have to that we can score points and we wanted to prove that today."

No one proved it more than Jones, who carried 23 times for 203 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yard score that tied the third-longest run in Virginia (5-0) history.

Antwoine Womack added 142 yards in 17 carries against San Jose State (2-3).

"The offensive line was just jamming it down folks' throats," said Womack, who scored another of Virginia's six rushing touchdowns on a 13-yard run. "As long as they do it like they did it today, the sky's the limit."

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