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Virginia Cavaliers vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Game Thread


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How to watch the Virginia Cavaliers vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Charlottesville, VA | Scott Stadium (61,500)
TV & Online Streaming: ESPN 2
Radio: Virginia Sports Radio Network; Sirius 81 | XM 81
Latest Sportsbook Odds: Virginia is favored by 7.5 points.

Virginia’s 4-1 in the Coastal Division. You know what Pitt is? 3-1. There’s a lot on the line on a Friday night as the Hoos are looking to stake their claim of the division.

Here are five storylines from UVA:

  • The series between UVA and Pitt began in 1953, but until the Panthers joined the ACC in 2013, these two teams only met twice in the regular season between 1956 and 2012.
  • This week Virginia is ranked No. 23 in the nation by the Associated Press and No. 22 by the USA Today Coaches Poll. It is the first time the Cavaliers have been ranked in either poll since Nov. 20, 2011. That week UVA was No. 24 in the AP poll and No. 25 in the coaches poll. Ranked Bronco Mendenhall teams are 29-9 all-time.
  • QB Bryce Perkins is only the second Cavalier quarterback to pass for 200+ yards and rush for 100+ in the same game after he recorded 217 passing yards and rushed for 112 yards against North Carolina last time out. Bob Davis was the first Cavalier to accomplish the feat in 1965 against Georgia Tech when he passed for 252 yards and rushed for 124 yards.
  • With a 17-yard reception on the final play of the third quarter against UNC last Saturday, Olamide Zaccheaus passed Billy McMullen (210) to become UVA’s all-time reception leader.
  • Zaccheaus is the only active player in the nation with at least 2,000 career receiving yards (2,385) and 500 career rushing yards (526). There is no other active player that even has 1,500 career receiving yards and 450 career rushing yards.

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