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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.