Virginia Cavaliers 2013 Football Schedule Released


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The Virginia Cavaliers’ 2013 Football Schedule was released earlier today with some exciting opponents on the program:

Nov 24, 2012; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers quarterback Michael Rocco (16) at the line scrimmage during the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports Images

Aug. 31 BYU

Sept. 7 OREGON

Sept. 21 VMI

Sept. 28 at Pittsburgh


Oct. 12 at Maryland

Oct. 19 DUKE



Nov. 9 at North Carolina

Nov. 23 at Miami


The Cavaliers look like they have their work cut out for them later this year, but many of these matchups will also provide great entertainment. Wahoo fans are definitely looking forward to the matchup against powerhouse Oregon on September 7th. Oregon capped off their 12-1 season last year by winning the BCS Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Oregon undoubtedly had one of the most prolific offenses just a year ago, but questions about whether they can continue their success without their former coach, Chip Kelly (now Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach), will likely loom over the team’s head. Nevertheless, UVA will need to make drastic improvements to their defensive play if they want to even compete with Oregon in September.

Looking further ahead, the game against Pittsburgh will be the first matchup between the Cavaliers and the Panthers as ACC rivals. Although Pitt is coming off a tough 6-7 season, they will likely be motivated, seeing as this year will be their first season in the ACC. A couple weeks after a new ACC rivalry is introduced, an old ACC rivalry will come to an end, as UVA and Maryland will play for the last time as conference rivals. Maryland will be leaving the ACC for the Big 10 and the Cavaliers will want to beat up on their rivals from the north one final time as a going away present.

UVA will then have the opportunity to avenge losses to Duke and Georgia Tech as the Blue Devils and Yellow Jackets will both make trips to Scotts Stadium in October. The Cavaliers struggled to stop the Yellow Jacket’s triple option offense last year, but they will have another shot at it and this time in front of a home crowd. UVA will then play host to a Clemson team that had a phenomenal 11-2 season behind their senior quarterback Tajh Boyd and junior wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Although the Tigers will lose the services of both these offensive machines, the Cavaliers should not take Clemson lightly. After a three game home stretch, UVA will be on the road against UNC and Miami before returning home for the game that everyone looks forward to every year. Virginia Tech will be coming into what will be a surely packed Scott Stadium with fans that will be cheering on their Wahoos to victory. If the Cavaliers hope to win their final game of 2013, they will have to stop Tech senior quarterback Logan Thomas who might even be up for Heisman nomination by that point in the season. For continuing coverage of everything UVA football leading up to the season opener, stay tuned to FanSided!