Charlottesville - UVa's Anthony Harris intercepted Taysom Hill's pass with less than three minutes left, then Kevin Parks scored on the very next play for a go-ahead score as the Virginia Cavaliers came from behind to beat BYU 19-16.
Harris picked off the pass, returned it six yards, then pitched the ball back to teammate Henry Coley who took it another 27 yards down to the BYU 13.
"This win is the biggest thing we could ask for, especially in the fashion that we got it," right guard Luke Bowanko said. "It's good to get that confidence that no matter what the situation is, we have the ability to come through it."
Head Coach Mike London had little voice left for the post-game news conference, saying he left it out on the field.
Jamaal Williams gained 144 yards on 33 carries for BYU while Hill was 13 for 40 for 175 yards with an interception. He surely would have benefited from the presence of 6-foot-4 wide receiver Cody Hoffman, the leader among all Bowl Subdivision players with 28 career TDs, but Hoffman was a late scratch with a hamstring injury.
The game was delayed and the stadium cleared for more than two hours at the end of the first quarter with lightning in the immediate area.
All the fireworks came after the delay.
David Watford, making his first start for Virginia, threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Darius Jennings to give Virginia a 10-7 lead, and a safety gave Virginia a 12-7 lead later in the third quarter.
Harris set up that score, too, when he blocked a punt, giving the Cavaliers possession at the Cougars' 16. The Cougars had punted a play earlier, but had to kick again because of a penalty.
Watford finished 18 for 32 for 114 yards with an interception. Parks ran for 65 yards on 20 tries.