Rocco threw four touchdown passes and Virginia (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its second in a row after a six-game losing streak. It was the Cavaliers' third straight win against the Hurricanes.
The victory kept the Cavaliers' slim bowl hopes alive. Virginia still has to beat North Carolina and Virginia Tech to become bowl eligible.
Miami (5-5, 4-3) lost despite three touchdown passes from Stephen Morris and a brilliant performance by Duke Johnson. The freshman ran for 150 yards, returned a kickoff for a touchdown and threw a TD pass. The victory also cost the Hurricanes control of the Coast Division title race.
But in the end, it was Miami's defense that let the Hurricanes down.
Oklahoma moved up to No. 3 behind Clemson and Alabama and the Big Ten placed three teams in the top six of the new Associated Press college football poll.
Stanford, USC, Cal and Oregon were among the Pac-12 programs with key recruits in on Rivalry Week.
Georgia's recruits reacted quickly and sharply to Sunday's news that Mark Richt would step down after 15 seasons with the Bulldogs.
After failing to crack the top 100 nationally in total offense over the past two seasons, John Donovan was fired as offensive coordinator at Penn State.
Here is a list of the FBS head coaching changes made during the 2015 season.
Oklahoma State and West Virginia were among the Big 12 programs that had key recruits on campus this weekend.