CHARLOTTESVILLE, SEPT. 15 -- Never one to savor even the most satisfying of performances, Virginia quarterback Shawn Moore played down his Herculean efforts after leading the 11th-ranked Cavaliers to a 56-14 victory over Navy.

In a refrain characteristic of a team mindset of perfectionism, the Cavaliers' Heisman Trophy candidate shrugged off compliments. Moore, who was puzzlingly disappointed after Virginia's 59-10 victory at Kansas two weeks ago and who graded himself a "C-" last week in Virginia's first win over Clemson, was still searching for perfection here today, though some thought he'd achieved it before leaving the game in the third quarter.

"It was all right, it was an average game," Moore said. "I'm still hoping to put one together."

If he wasn't perfect, he still was breathtaking, throwing for four touchdowns and rushing for two, tying the ACC record for touchdown responsibility set by North Carolina's Kelvin Bryant in 1981 and tied by Duke's Steve Slayden in 1987. He eclipsed Scott Gardner's team career total yardage mark of 6,059 and tied Gardner's 16-year-old record of four touchdown passes in one game. "As long as he keeps us winning, it's fine with me," Virginia Coach George Welsh said. "It's not the time for records."

Moore completed 13 of 22 passes for 250 yards and ran seven times for 38. The first quarter showcased his versatility as he connected with Herman Moore for a 45-yard touchdown pass, and high-stepped his way to a 23-yard touchdown run -- the longest of his career -- on the Cavaliers' ensuing possession.

After Navy punted, Moore threw his second touchdown pass, a 55-yarder to Derek Dooley on first down. Moore added a 26-yard touchdown pass to Terry Kirby, and a one-yard plunge to finish the first half with five touchdowns. With each score, he adds to his ACC record of touchdown responsibility, which now stands at 65 -- 42 passing, 23 rushing.

The only blemish was a first-half interception by Darrell Graham that ended Moore's school-record streak of pass attempts without an interception at 125. Graham headed up the sideline with only Moore in his way, but Moore dragged Graham out of bounds. "I had to give him that extra push to let him know that I was mad," said Moore half-jokingly. "I tried to wring his neck a little bit."

Virginia is touting Moore, the only Division I-A quarterback last year to pass for 2,000 yards and rush for 500, for the Heisman Trophy. He finished second in an informal sampling of Heisman voters by one publication this week, runner-up to Brigham Young quarterback Ty Detmer, who led the Cougars to an upset of then-No. 1 Miami last week.

"He did everything a quarterback can possibly do today," Virginia's Jason Wallace said. "I don't think there's anything he can't do right now. He may not have the statistics of Ty Detmer, but we don't throw the ball 50 times a game. Statistics carry a lot of weight in the Heisman, but they should look deeper into what Shawn does for our team."

Moore earned his undergraduate degree in psychology, and competes as a fifth-year senior by virtue of being redshirted in 1986. His predecessors, Don Majkowski and Scott Secules, both play in the NFL.

"Nothing Shawn does surprises me anymore, he can do it all," Kirby said. "If we keep winning and doing the things we're capable of, he could definitely be in the {Heisman} running . . . . And he may very well win it."