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Michael Rocco's career day propelled UVA to a comeback win over Miami. 
Photo: Matt Riley/UVa Media Relations

Late-game heroics shock Miami, keep postseason hopes alive

Rumors of Virginia’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. With their backs placed squarely against the wall, the Wahoos staved off bowl ineligibility in magical fashion Saturday, coming from 10 points behind to edge Miami, 41-40. Michael Rocco orchestrated an epic 16-play, 87-yard drive that gave UVA a signature win in a topsy-turvy 2012 campaign. Rocco […]

UVA junior quarterback Michael Rocco drops back to pass against Maryland. Photo: Ron Dressel

Virginia’s quarterback platoon a dicey proposition

Phillip Sims had thrown for 83 yards, one touchdown, and nary an incompletion when he was replaced by Michael Rocco in the first quarter Saturday against N.C. State. Virginia does not have a controversy at quarterback, but a timeshare – an unorthodox arrangement still waiting on its first sustained success story. “They were both going […]