Virginia escapes Idaho upset bid 21-20 in OT

Virginia escapes Idaho upset bid 21-20 in OT

Virginia escapes Idaho upset bid 21-20 in OT

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by Larry O'Dell/Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on October 1, 2011 at 5:58 PM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- A two-point conversion pass by Idaho's Brian Reader fell incomplete and Virginia escaped with a 21-20 victory in overtime Saturday.

Idaho's Daniel Micheletti ran in a blocked punt and Reader completed a two-point conversion pass to Marsel Posey to tie the game 14-14 in the fourth quarter and force overtime.

Virginia (3-2) got the ball first in the extra period and scored on David Watford's 27-yard pass to Dominique Terrell. Reader matched that with a 23 yard TD pass to Armauni Johnson.

But instead of kicking an extra point to force a second overtime, underdog Idaho (1-4) went for the win and came up short.

Virginia's Perry Jones scored two first-half touchdowns, and Idaho got a pair of field goals by Trey Farquhar..

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