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Virginia scored over 40 points five times during the 1968 season, including 63 points against another Louisiana team, Tulane. Will the 1968 uniforms to honor ACC Player of the Year Frank Quayle bring any firepower to the Hoos' struggling offense?
In honor of the return of the NFL referees, the Virginia Cavaliers will be sporting retro uniforms this Saturday against Louisiana Tech. Wait, what's that?
This just in: in honor of former Cavalier great Frank Quayle , the Virginia Cavaliers will be sporting retro uniforms this Saturday against Louisiana Tech. Quayle, the 1968 ACC Player of the Year and member of the 2012 ACC Football Championship Game Legends Class, will be honored at halftime for his contributions to the 1968 class, as well as his 29 years of radio broadcasting.
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The uniforms, worn by the 1968 class, will also feature a special decal in honor of Quayle, whose No. 24 is one of just six numbers retired by Virginia. In addition to the ACC Player of the Year honors, he went on to earn the ACC Athlete of the Year Award.
The uniforms are actually pretty cool, and I wouldn't mind seeing Virginia go back to something like this in its regular rotation. I especially like the "WAH HOO WAH" on the pants. Does Virginia's old Oval-V look shockingly similar to the BYU logo to anyone else?
When Virginia last wore these uniforms in 1968, they broke 40 points on five occasions (in a 10-game season), finishing 7-3 on the year. That included a 50-20 victory over Duke (some things never change) and a 63-47 win over Tulane (hopefully the defense is stronger 44 years later).
What are your thoughts? Orange helmets notwithstanding, will Virginia's retro look bring a new spark of offense this week?
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