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Missed extra point in OT dooms Wyoming against Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A missed extra point in overtime by
Wyoming's Aric Goodman allowed Virginia to escape with a 13-12
victory over the Cowboys on Saturday.

The Cavaliers (1-1) went ahead on the first play of OT when
backup quarterback Kevin McCabe hit Kevin Ogletree for a 25-yard
touchdown. Chris Gould added the extra point.

Wyoming (1-1) pulled within one after Jacob Doss threw a 3-yard
TD pass to Chris Sundberg on fourth-and-1, but Goodman's
point-after attempt sailed wide right and the Cavaliers celebrated.

McCabe, who replaced struggling starter Christian Olsen on
Virginia's first possession of the fourth quarter, finished 8-of-13
for 85 yards. Ogletree had 10 catches for 95 yards.

The Cavaliers (1-1) sputtered again on offense, gaining only 206
yards after a 211-yard performance in the season-opening loss to
Pittsburgh.

Wyoming (1-1) had 313 yards, but 60 of those came on two fake
punts in the first quarter.

John Wendling took the direct snap and ran 29 yards on the first
fake, and the same play clicked for 31 yards on fourth-and-12 from
the Cowboys' 15 on their next possession.

Wendling's first run kept alive a 13-play, 73-yard drive that
ended with Goodman's 23-yard field goal with 8:53 left in the first
period. A 17-yard pass from Doss to Wynel Seldon on third-and-7 and
a 20-yard run by Devin Moore were other big plays in the drive.

Wendling's second long gainer moved Wyoming to its own 46, but
the drive ended five plays later when Marcus Hamilton, a senior
cornerback, recorded his 11th career interception and returned it
29 yards to the Virginia 33.

Virginia finally scored when Gould kicked a 29-yard field goal
with 6:33 left in the second quarter.

Wyoming reached the Virginia 1 on its first possession of the
second half, but Seldon fumbled as he tried to leap over the line
and Hamilton recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchback.

The Cowboys got the ball right back when Dorsey Golson
intercepted a Christian Olsen pass at the Virginia 22, setting up
Goodman's 39-yard field goal with 6:40 left in the third period.

Josh Zidenberg blocked a punt to set Virginia up at the Wyoming
14 late in the third quarter, but three plays lost 3 yards and the
Cavaliers had to settle for Gould's 34-yard field goal on the final
play of the period to make it 6-6.

The victory was Virginia's first in three tries this decade over
teams from the Mountain West Conference. The Cavaliers lost to BYU
in 2000 and to Colorado State in 2002.