TE Jake McGee and UVA Defense Headline Win Over Penn State
The UVA football team has improved to 2-0 on the season after the Cavaliers snuck by Penn State 17-16 Saturday.
Cavalier tight end Jake McGee played a big role in the victory.
The 6'5", 235-pound sophomore caught four passes for 99 yards in the game, which are both career highs.
McGee led Virginia in receiving against the Nittany Lions and hauled in the game-winning touchdown with less than two minutes to go.
"He's another guy that we have to get the ball to," said UVA head coach Mike London. "We have to find ways to do that. I'm very proud of Jake for being a selfless player, and when his name is called upon, a lot of time, he delivers."
"Whatever they think is best for me, I'm definitely going to try to keep improving, and do whatever they ask of me, and continue to try and help this offense," said McGee.
The Nittany Lions missed four field goals in the game.
Penn State had the ball in the red zone five times and came away with points just twice.
The Lions ran 85 plays in the game, 24 more than Virginia, but the UVA defense held strong when it counted most.
Senior captain Steve Greer was all over the field for the 'Hoos, recording 15 tackles, including two and a half tackles for a loss and two sacks.
Greer says, "When you're pinned against the wall, and your back's against the wall, you can create the identity of your defense. We went out with that mindset every time, that we were going to bend, and not break. We knew we had to make some plays, and execute, and we did. I chalk that up to the identity and the guys we have on defense."
Virginia will play its first road game next week as the Cavaliers travel to face Georgia Tech Saturday afternoon at 3:30. ESPNU will televise the game.
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