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Penn State Vs. Virginia 2012: Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

Virginia will look to improve to 2-0 Saturday with a victory over the new look Penn State Nittany Lions.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - SEPTEMBER 01:  Quarterback Michael Rocco #16 of the Virginia Cavaliers throws the ball against the Richmond Spiders at Scott Stadium on September 1, 2012 in Charlottesville, Virginia.  (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Michael Rocco #16 of the Virginia Cavaliers throws the ball against the Richmond Spiders at Scott Stadium on September 1, 2012 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)
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Penn State began a new era of Nittany Lions football in embarrassing fashion.

On Saturday, they'll look to rebound on the road against the Virginia Cavaliers in a Big Ten/ACC non-conference duel in Charlottesville.

While Bill O'Brien's team is coming off a loss to Ohio, the Cavaliers are coming off a 43-19 victory over of the Richmond Spiders, as the 2011 ACC Coach of the Year Mike London saw his current team rout his former one.

The challenge for Penn State against Virginia will be to limit their aerial passing attack. After watching their 14-3 halftime lead to the Bobcats slip away last weekend, it was clear the team had holes in their secondary. Now they'll have to limit the production of Cavaliers junior quarterback Michael Rocco, who threw for 311 yards, completing 25 of 37 passes after a 2011 campaign where he set a school record for most passing yards thrown by a sophomore.

But with that being said, the Cavaliers don't have the most experienced secondary either, meaning if Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin can get comfortable in the pocket, this could be a high-scoring, fun to watch football game.

Game Time: noon, ABC

Point Spread: Virginia (-10)

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