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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- There is no quarterback controversy at Virginia. None whatsoever.
That doesn't mean Michael Rocco has the job secured for the rest of the season, because if the read on Phillip Sims' breathtaking potential is accurate, he will eventually learn the playbook enough to justify a more viable shot, especially if Rocco struggles.
Rocco struggled some in Saturday's 17-16 victory over Penn State at Scott Stadium. Enough so that coach Mike London replaced him with Sims with 1:22 remaining in the third quarter. In Rocco's previous possession, he fumbled the snap, giving Penn State the ball at UVa's 29-yard-line, its fourth worst starting position of the day.
The other three were also courtesy of turnovers, one of which was an interception thrown by Rocco in the first half. Redshirt juniors can't get away with making such mistakes for long, and that had to go through London's mind when he decided to give Sims a chance.
Sims transferred t...
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Michael Rocco took his benching in stride, then returned and left no doubt that he's Virginia's quarterback.
The junior hit Jake McGee on a 6-yard touchdown pass with 1:28 to play Saturday, giving Virginia a 17-16 lead against Penn State that held up when Nittany Lions kicker Sam Ficken's missed his fourth field goal of the game - from 42 yards.
Virginia's Michael Rocco hit Jake McGee on a 6-yard touchdown pass with 1:28 to play Saturday, and Sam Ficken's fourth missed field goal of the game - from 42 yards at the gun - preserved the Cavaliers' 17-16 victory over Penn State.
The loss in new coach Bill O'Brien's first road game hurt the Nittany Lions just as much, if not moreso, than their defeat last...
The Virginia Cavaliers edged out Penn State in a tightly-contested thriller. Andrew Jones offers his grades.
Virginia's Michael Rocco hit Jake McGee on a 6-yard touchdown pass with 1:28 to play Saturday, and Sam Ficken's fourth missed field goal of the game — from 42 yards at the gun — preserved the Cavaliers' 17-16 victory over Penn State.
The start of the Bill O’Brien era has been one to forget for the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Virginia quarterback Michael Rocco led a last minute drive that produced a touchdown to Jake McGee to put the Cavaliers up 17-16 before a last second field goal attempt by Penn State’s Sam Ficken that sailed wide left to give Virginia the win.
For the second time in two weeks, Penn State...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. --- As Sam Fickens fourth missed field goal attempt of the afternoon sailed wide of the goalposts with no time left on the clock, Virginias football team poured out onto the field in celebration of a 17-16 victory over visiting Penn State.
Virginia won, but it didnt really deserve to. But neither did Penn State.
Both clubs were self-destructive all afternoon...
Another Saturday, another game for the Penn State Nittany Lions. For many players on the team, taking a trip away from State College was just what they needed with their stress filled season. Upon arriving at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, VA, most players were fully prepared for their game against the University of Virginia. On Penn State's opening drive, there were visions...
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Slowly Gaining Respect.
Let’s face it the ACC has a long way to go before changing their national football perception. Years of poor performances in BCS games, and the lack of a nationally elite team for over decade will do that. With that said, there are subtle signs the tide may be slowly turning...