CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Jermaine Thomas ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and Florida State pounded Virginia 34-14 on Saturday.
The Seminoles (4-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 27-0 at halftime after outgaining Virginia 294-42. Thomas, who finished with 122 yards on 16 carries, scored on runs of 70 and 10 yards, and Christian Ponder hit Willie Haulstead with a 15-yard touchdown pass.
The Seminoles also sacked Marc Verica three times before halftime, and he missed several open receivers. He was 4 for 15 in the first half, and all four completions were to running backs.
Virginia (2-2, 0-1), which had beaten FCS schools Richmond and VMI and played well in a 17-14 loss at Southern Cal, viewed the game as a chance to see where it stands four games into the Mike London era, and many of the Cavaliers fans left after seeing the answer.