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THE COLUMN: Virginia vs. North Carolina Complete Preview

121st installation of the South’s Oldest Rivalry

In case you didn’t know, Virginia and North Carolina football games go way back. To be exact, the two schools first squared off in 1892. Virginia won that matchup 30-18 in Charlottesville.

Of recently, the Tar Heels have been the more consistent football program. Last year, they went to the ACC Championship Game and gave Clemson a run for their money. The AP Poll had them ranked #22 in their preseason poll and they remain at that same spot right now.

This Saturday, UNC will come into Scott Stadium for the next installation of the South’s Oldest Rivalry. Virginia is now 2-4 on the season after dropping their game against Pittsburgh last week. Once again, turnovers hurt the Hoos as a painful pick six at the end of the second half seemed to switch all of the momentum to the Panthers.

This week, Virginia will look to earn a key win on the season and beat their first ranked opponent since 2014. Let’s break it down in THE COLUMN: