UVA Football: ‘Hoos face ODU in Saturday-night matchup

uva footballGame Notes, TV and radio information and AFP pre-game coverage for #21 UVA vs. ODU in college football action Saturday night in Charlottesville.

Setting the Scene

#21 UVA (3-0, 2-0 ACC) vs. ODU (1-1, 0-0 C-USA)
Series:
First meeting,
ESPN2: Kevin Brown (play-by-play), Andre Ware (analyst), Ed Aschoff (sideline)
Line: Virginia -29

Game Notes

  • Virginia is playing its fourth night game of 2019. It marks the first time in program history in which UVA opened a season with four-straight night games. The Cavaliers are 62-47-1 all-time in night games, including 38-18-1 at Scott Stadium. Under Bronco Mendenhall, UVA is 6-4 in night contests.
  • Virginia and Old Dominion are meeting for the first time in program history. There are 10 Division I football teams in the Commonwealth of Virginia and after Saturday UVA will have faced seven of them.
  • ILB Jordan Mack leads the nation’s linebackers with 4.0 sacks (No. 8 overall). He has at least 0.5 sacks in five-straight games dating back to the 2018 Virginia Tech game. He has 6.0 sacks during his current streak. Mack is one of two active FBS players (only linebacker) to have an active streak of five games with at least 0.5 sacks. Ohio State’s defensive lineman Chase Young also has a five-game streak with a total of 9.0 sacks over OSU’s last five games.
  • TB Wayne Taulapapa leads the ACC with four rushing touchdowns, which ranks No. 8 nationally.
  • WR Hasise Dubois and WR Joe Reed are on the verge of becoming the 40th and 41st Cavaliers in program history to record 1,000 career receiving yards. Dubois needs 33 receiving yards and Reed needs 39 receiving yards to reach the 1,000-yard career receiving yard plateau.
  • The Virginia defense is tied for No. 1 in the ACC (Clemson) and tied for No. 2 in the nation (Clemson, Ohio State) in sacks with 14.
  • Since 2000, UVA’s 14 sacks through the first three games is the most by a Cavalier team. Last year UVA only had five sacks through three games.

AFP Pre-Game Coverage

         
 

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Feedback from buyers: “Got the Book in the Mail Saturday, and could not put it down! Great read and great photography as well! Love all of the books I’ve received, but hands down, this is my favorite!” – Russell

Buy here.


augusta free press news
augusta free press news
augusta free press news


Comments