Virginia wins after Penn State misses four field goals

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Penn State is still looking for its first win under coach Bill O’Brien. The Nittany Lions might not get more chances than they had against Virginia.

Penn State linebacker Gerald Hodges reacts after a missed field goal in the final seconds.  ANDREW SHURTLEFF/ASSOCIATED PRESS
ANDREW SHURTLEFF/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Penn State linebacker Gerald Hodges reacts after a missed field goal in the final seconds.

Cavaliers quarterback Michael Rocco hit Jake McGee on a 6-yard touchdown pass with 1:28 to play Saturday, and Penn State kicker Sam Ficken’s fourth missed field goal of the game – from 42 yards at the gun – preserved Virginia’s 17-16 victory.

NO. 15 VIRGINIA TECH 42, AUSTIN PEAY 7

In Blacksburg, Va., Virginia Tech used two big plays in the punt return game to overcome a lethargic offensive start.

Kyshoen Jarrett’s 46-yard punt return set up a 2-yard touchdown run by Michael Holmes to give the Hokies a 7-0 lead.

Still not clicking on offense, especially in the running game, Virginia Tech (2-0) got a momentum-building punt block by Tony Gregory midway through the second period. Five plays later, Logan Thomas scored on a 1-yard sneak.

NO. 21 KANSAS STATE 52,  MIAMI 13

In Manhattan, Kan., Collin Klein threw for 210 yards and ran for 71 more, accounting for four touchdowns and leading Kansas State to a rout of Miami.

WAKE FOREST 28, NORTH CAROLINA 27

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Tanner Price scored on a 1-yard sneak with 2:09 left to help Wake Forest rally past North Carolina.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 10, CONNECTICUT 7

In East Hartford, Conn., Mike Glennon threw a 46-yard third-quarter touchdown to receiver Bryan Underwood and the Wolfpack held on to beat the Huskies.

MARYLAND 36, TEMPLE 27

In Philadelphia, Perry Hills threw two touchdowns and ran for one to lead Maryland.

BOSTON COLLEGE 34, MAINE 3

In Boston, Chase Rettig threw three touchdown passes, and Spiffy Evans caught one score and ran a punt back 82 yards for another as the Eagles overcame a pair of early fumbles to beat Maine.

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