Saturday, September 8, 2012
Instant analysis: Virginia 17, Penn State 16
By Heather Dinich
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Here's a quick look back at Virginia's come-from-behind 17-16 win over Penn State:
It was over when: With about 90 seconds left in the game, on third-and-goal from Penn State's 6-yard line, Virginia quarterback Michael Rocco found tight end Jake McGeeopen in the end zone for what would be the game-winning touchdown. The Hoos marched 86 yards on 10 plays in 6:36. Penn State kicker Sam Ficken would then miss a 42-yard field goal with no time remaining.
Gameball goes to: Jake McGee. He had four catches for 99 yards and a touchdown, including the game-winner. He also had a terrific catch in double coverage to exted UVa's final scoring drive. On third-and-16, he caught a 44-yard pass from Rocco for the first down.
Stat of the game: Virginia's defense held PSU to minus-17 yards and no points after its three turnovers. PSU, which missed its first three field goals, didn't score any points off of UVa's turnovers until Ficken's 32-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.