1. Virginia is 6-3 on the season and 4-2 in ACC play.
The Cavaliers are coming off a 23-13 loss to Pittsburgh last Friday night, a loss that dropped UVA out of the top 25.
2. Bronco Mendenhall is in his 3rd season as head coach at Virginia.
He has a 14-20 record with the Wahoos, and has them bowl eligible for the 2nd consecutive year. Prior to UVA, Mendenhall was BYU’s head coach from 2005-2015.
3. Olamide Zaccheaus became Virginia’s all-time career reception leader earlier this season.
He has 217 career catches, and is #3 among all active FBS players in that category. Zaccheaus is the only active player in the country with at least 2,000 career receiving yards (2,416) and 500 career rushing yards (531).
4. QB Bryce Perkins is 2nd in the ACC and 21st in the country in points responsible for.
The JUCO transfer has 134 points with his 16 passing touchdowns, 6 rushing touchdowns, and 1 2-point conversion.
5. This is the first ever meeting between the two in-state FBS rivals.
The Flames and Hoos are scheduled to meet 6 times over the next 12 seasons beginning this year. The Flames will travel to Charlottesville again in 2019 and 2020. Virginia is scheduled to make trips to Lynchburg in 2027 and 2029.