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THE COLUMN: Virginia vs. North Carolina Complete Preview

The 120th installation of the "South's Oldest Rivalry". Will UVa record it's first win since 2009?

In case you missed it, Virginia beat Syracuse in a 3OT thriller last week.  The Cavaliers are now 2-4 (1-1 in the ACC) and travel this week to Chapel Hill to square off against the Tar Heels.

This will be the 120th installation of the "South's Oldest Rivalry", a tradition that desperately wishes both teams were nationally relevant.  Believe it or not, next year, UVa-UNC will be the second oldest FBS rivalry (behind Wisconsin-Minnesota).  These two teams first faced off in 1892 in Charlottesville (a contest that UVa won 30-18).  UVa and UNC have played annually since 1919 and UNC has dominated of recently, beating Virginia every year since 2009.

UNC currently sits at 5-1 and is coming off of a 50-14 drumming of Wake Forest last week.  The 'Hoos will hope to continue the momentum gained from their win into Chapel Hill and come away with an upset.

Will Virginia get a W?  How many times will Steve Fairchild call a screen?

Let's break it down in THE COLUMN.