After success in the mid-2000s, Virginia has missed a bowl in four of the last five seasons. They really played better than their 4-8 record might indicate, however, as last year’s Cavaliers had a tough schedule. Quarterback Michael Rocco left the program, unhappy being platooned with Phillip Sims. Sims or David Watford will play quarterback this season. Kevin Parks returns for his junior year at running back, where he’s been remarkably consistent over the last two years. They’ll need him to get over 1,000 yards and wide receiver Darius Jennings to continue to be reliable, as UVA was just 95th in the nation in points scored last year. Help comes from the recruiting class, which includes two strong outside linebackers, quarterback Corwin Cutler, and running back Taquan Mizzell. As Virginia looks to relive its success in making 17 bowls between 1984 and 2007, a daunting home schedule stands in the way. A second-week matchup against Oregon should prove difficult, but the rare matchup is one that you’ll want to see.
The Virginia Cavaliers are based in Charlottesville, Virginia at the University of Virginia. The Cavaliers are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Since the team’s first season in 1888, the Cavaliers have had 11 Consensus All-Americans, 7 ACC Player of the Years, and 3 players that went on to be NFL Hall of Famers. The last bowl appearance that Virginia made was in the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl where the Auburn Tigers defeated them. Scott Stadium has been the home of the Cavaliers since 1931 and has an official capacity of 61,500. Virginia also has a number of rivalries with schools including Virginia Tech, North Carolina, and Maryland. Don’t miss out on the action—Gold Coast Tickets has the best seats to see UVA football!