Michael Rocco’s third fumbled snap in three games pushed UVa. head coach Mike London. “At that point in time, right after the mucked snap, I just wanted him to get on the sideline and look at the game a little bit,” said London, explaining his decision to sit his starting quarterback for two series spanning the end of the third quarter and start of the fourth quarter Saturday at home against Penn State.
Virginia committed four turnovers, but Penn State missed four field goals, and the Cavaliers escaped with a 17-16 win on Saturday. UVa. (2-0) looked out of sorts from the get-go, particularly on offense, which in addition to the four turnovers managed to gain just 295 yards in total offense. Penn State placekicker Sam Ficken would prove to be the difference, though, missing on field-goal tries of 40, 38, 20 and 42 yards and then missing a fourth-quarter extra point.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today Virginia’s first three games of the 2012 football season will be televised and the game times are now set for those contests