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With Virginia unable to get much traction as it rotated Rocco (20-of-30, 240 yards, one TD) and Watford (10-of-20, 95 yards, one TD, one interception), the game stayed 14-6 until late in the fourth.

Punting from inside his 10, Jimmy Howell’s kick was blocked by Idaho’s Justin Hernandez. Daniel Micheletti picked it up and carried it four yards for a touchdown with 3:11 remaining. The Vandals tied the game with a two-point conversion pass.

Virginia had the ball first in OT. After an offensive facemask penalty left the Cavs with first and goal from the 27, Dominique Terrell took a screen pass from Watford and scored. Robert Randolph’s PAT made it 21-14.

Idaho’s score was almost as improbable — a 23-yard TD pass on third down. The Vandals went for two and the win. Quarterback Brian Reader, retreating under pressure, heaved up a pass to the end zone. McLeod had LaGrone blanketed, and the ball fell incomplete.

“At the end of the game, a W is a W,” Rocco said.

“But we’re going to go look at the film and fix a lot of things, get corrections made. The defense had a great game, [giving up] 14 points. So it’s our job to score more points.

“It’s frustrating. But a win’s a win. We’re excited to be 3-2 and have a bye week going into Georgia Tech.”

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