STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 01: The Penn State Nittany Lions football team run to huddle up before playing the Ohio Bobcats at Beaver Stadium on September 1, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Player names are now displayed on the team jerseys as of this season. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Penn State Vs. Virginia: Nittany Lions Lose 17-16, Fall To 0-2

A late drive by Virginia beat Penn State on Saturday.

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Penn State Vs. Virginia 2012: Nittany Lions Lose, 17-16

For the first time since 2001, the Penn State Nittany Lions have started their season at 0-2 with a loss to Virginia on Saturday, 17-16.

A 12-play, 86-yard touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter gave UVA the lead, which Penn State had held for most of the game.

Michael Rocco found Jake McGee for a 6-yard touchdown pass, and the point after gave the Cavaliers a 17-16 lead. Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin battled a banged-up elbow from being hit on consecutive drives in the first half.

McGloin made his return on in the third quarter and led the Nittany Lions to another touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. But the 12-play drive that ended with McGee in the end zone gave Virginia its lead.

It was a horrible day for place kicker Sam Ficken, who replaced one of Penn State's transfers over the summer, Anthony Fera. Ficken had multiple chances to add points for the Nittany Lions, but missed four of his five field goal attempts.

For more on Penn State, head over to Black Shoe Diaries. For Virginia, check out Streaking the Lawn.

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Matt McGloin Injury Update: Penn State QB Returns

Penn State quarterback has returned to the Virginia game in the third quarter after leaving for the locker room before halftime with an apparent elbow injury. McGloin had been hit on his throwing elbow in consecutive drives.

Freshman Steven Bench came in for McGloin in the one play he was out for the first collision, then again later in the next drive. But on 3rd-and-10 in the Nittany Lions' first possession of the third quarter, McGloin was back on the field and converted the first down with a 23-yard pass to Alex Kenney.

The two connected again on a 3rd and long play with Virginia's blitz in pursuit. With the Nittany Lions in striking distance, they had to settle for a field goal attempt from 20, which was wide right.

Virginia leads Penn State, 10-7 with under five minutes to go in the third quarter.

For more on Penn State, head over to Black Shoe Diaries. For Virginia, check out Streaking the Lawn.

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