UVa Loses 27-26 at Maryland on Missed Field Goal

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Jake McGee had 8 catches for 114 yards and a TD Jake McGee had 8 catches for 114 yards and a TD

Virginia junior Alec Vozenilek missed a 42-yard field goal try with 10 seconds left, and the Cavaliers lost 27-26 at Maryland.

Vozenilek is the Cavaliers punter, and was filling in for the injured Ian Frye for the second week in a row.

"I got a chance to win the game with a field goal, and I missed it," says Vozenilek.

The junior was a perfect 4-for-4 on field goals before the final try, though all of those kicks were from 28 yards or less.

The Terps Caleb Rowe connected with Dave Stinebaugh on a 12 yard touchdown to give Maryland the lead with 5:14 to go.

Virginia (2-4, 0-2 ACC) allowed the sophomore to complete 18-of-34 passes for 332 yards.

UVa sophomore David Watford was 27-of-44 for 263 and a touchdown.

Tight end Jake McGee hauled in eight catches for 114 yards and a TD.

Kevin Parks led Virginia with 112 yards rushing, while Khalek Shepherd added 81.

Watford says, "We just have to capitalize on those short yardage opportunities, and kick less field goals, and score more touchdowns."

"It's been the theme a little bit, down the stretch," says senior center Luke Bowanko.  "You have to take advantage of those opportunities, they don't come up very often."

Head coach Mike London adds, "I'm very proud of the effort.  Obviously it wasn't good enough to win the game.  a lot of things that went on that we improved upon. that's what we're looking, that's the aim, that's the goal.  but obviously we got to do better."

Virginia will host Duke next Saturday at 3:30 pm.