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Virginia vs. Virginia Tech 2012: Cavaliers make 'comedy of errors'

Virginia closed out the 2012 season with another loss, this time to Virginia Tech.

Geoff Burke

A very underwhelming season has finally come to an end for the Virginia Cavaliers, after losing 17-14 in the final seconds against the Virginia Tech Hokies. The winning points came on a 29-yard field goal by Cody Journell with time expiring.

Virginia finishes the season 4-8 and now heads towards an uncertain future with the quarterback situation a complete mess. Michael Rocco and Philip Sims both look very questionable. Rocco started and played most of the season, but was pulled in many of the contests due to ineffectiveness.

Over at Streaking The Lawn, Brian Schwartz talks about missed opportunities.

On a cold, windy, Blacksburg afternoon, the Virginia Cavaliers ended their 2012 campaign much the same as they started: The team played well enough to win, but were held back by a comedy of errors that kept the game barely out of UVA's reach. Virginia's losing streak against the Hokies stretched to 9 games when Cody Journell's 29 yard field goal sailed through the uprights as time expired, giving Virginia Tech a 17-14 victory.

In Saturday's game against Virginia Tech, Rocco was average, completing 14-of-29 passes for 177 yards including one touchdown and an interception.

However, neither quarterback was helped against the Hokies by the running game. The Cavaliers only picked up 30 yards on the ground with 20 attempts.

It was a challenging day all around for the Virginia offense, which only had the ball for 22 minutes and 30 seconds.