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UVA Loses 5th Straight Game; Falls 27-20 Against Maryland

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The Virginia football team lost its 5th game in a row as they fell to ACC rival Maryland 27-20 at Scott Stadium.

Trailing 27-13 with just 6 minutes left in the game, UVA junior Michael Rocco replaced Phillips Sims at quarterback, and led the 'Hoos to a 10 play, 81 yard drive.

Tight end Jake McGee capped off the drive with the touchdown from Rocco to cut the deficit to seven.

The Cavaliers would get the ball back, but Rocco couldn't convert on 4th down with 90 seconds left to play.

The Terps came out guns blazing on the opening kick off, as freshman Stefon Diggs took the ball out of the endzone and raced 100 yards downfield for a touchdown, and Maryland led 17-3 at halftime.

Virginia was trailing 17-3 in the 3rd quarter when Phillip Sims connected with E.J. Scott for a sliding catch in the endzone.

The Cavaliers held Maryland to minus-2 rushing yards on 29 attempts.

UVA Head Coach Mike London says, "Not enough good things happened for us today, particularly towards the end of the game. Great effort by the guys, but again, a great effort doesn't end in the result of a 'W.' It's still a loss and we need to get better at that."

Kevin Parks had 17 carries and rushed 129 yards for the Wahoos.

Parks says, "It hurts it really hurts because each week you put in all you have at practice to feel good about what comes out at the end of the week on Saturday. That 'L' at the end of the column, it hurts."

LaRoy Reynolds picked up a game high 12 tackles for the Cavaliers, and says, "We played to the best of our ability but its still the little things its always the little things. Its the big plays that get us."

Virginia will be back at home against Wake Forest next Saturday at 12:30.

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