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Tracking Opponents: Last Week's Final Scores, Recaps and Analysis of UVa's Competition

Michael Shroyer

How the Hoos progress is only half the story. In this new weekly feature, we'll keep you up to date as to what each of UVA's 2014 opponents are up to.

UCLA (1-0; 28-20 W over UVA)

The Morning After, Part 1: Virginia - Bruins Nation
Unsurprisingly, UCLA fans did not get what they were hoping to see on Saturday. Still, Bruins Nation thinks that this will ultimately help their team in the long run "Holy crap, was it ugly. Bruin fans were shocked and outraged. That game raised more red flags than Moscow in 1917.  We certainly didn't see a top 10 national title contending team that we were expecting."

The "Eye Test": UCLA Defense 21, Virginia 20, UCLA Offense 7 - Bruins Nation
Bruins Nation takes a fine tooth comb to the UVA-UCLA game and gives themselves a C+ for their performance, lauding their defense but scoffing at their offensive playcalling.

Richmond (1-0; 55-10 W over Morehead State)

Rapid Recap: No. 20 Richmond 55 - Morehead State 10 — University of Richmond Collegian
Both former UVA quarterbacks Michael Strauss and Michael Rocco saw playing time last weekend, spreading the wealth among 11 different receivers. Richmond's Collegian was a bit disappointed in the team's defense, which failed to record a single sack or force a turnover.

Louisville (1-0; 31-13 W over Miami)

Louisville ground game, defense lead Cardinals to 31-13 win in ACC debut. - Card Chronicle
Louisville's offense was choppy at times but the defense was solid and a special teams touchdown helped spur a win in the Cardinals' first ACC game.

BYU (1-0; 35-10 W over UConn)

BYU vs UConn Breakdown: The Best and Worst of the Cougars' Season Opening Victory - Vanquish The Foe
In BYU football's 35-10 victory over the UCONN Huskies, Vanquish The Foe looks at the best (fast starts, new defensive coordinator, QB) and worst (3rd and long conversions, kicking, and PENALTIES) of the game.

Kent State (0-1; 17-14 L to Ohio)

Kent State University Athletics - Bobcats spoil opening night at Dix with late field goal
A late field goal gave Ohio University the 17-14 win over Kent State on Saturday. Their own athletics site calls their offense "one-dimensional," so there's that.

Pitt (1-0; 62-0 W over Delaware)

Pitt crushes Delaware in 62-0 win, Tyler Boyd injured in victory - Cardiac Hill
The Panthers racked up approximately 400 yards on the ground on their way to a dominant shutout.

Tyler Boyd Injury Update: Pitt wide receiver has dislocated finger but could play against Boston College - Cardiac Hill
After an injury off a punt return last weekend, wide receiver Tyler Boyd left the game for a dislocated finger, but is expected to return against Boston College this week.

Duke (1-0; 52-13 W over Elon)

Duke Smacks Elon, 52-13 - Duke Basketball Report
It was a pretty easy win for Duke this past weekend. But DBR writes that "losing was never a realistic scenario for Duke," which is true, but still something weird to read nonetheless.

UNC (1-0; 56-29 W over Liberty)

Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Liberty - Tar Heel Blog
After a 56-29 win over Liberty, Tar Heel Blog isn't yet 100% convinced on the team. While thrilled with the team's defense and punter, they're concerned over penalties and other mental mistakes.

UNC-Liberty Tar Heel Report Card - Tar Heel Blog
Overall, THB gave the Heels a B. But turnovers were a real problem this week.

Georgia Tech (1-0; 38-19 W over Wofford)

Georgia Tech Football: Wofford Postgame Summary - From The Rumble Seat
It was a tale of two halves for the Yellow Jackets Saturday in a 38-19 victory over Wofford.

Sunday Morning Quarterback: Georgia Tech Defeats Wofford 38-19 - From The Rumble Seat
Their quarterback Justin Thomas received a C- for the game, and their OL a mere D. But they're pretty high on wide receivers.

Florida State (1-0; 37-31 W over Oklahoma State)

Florida State survives Oklahoma State in opener - Tomahawk Nation
Florida State survived in its opening game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 37-31.

Miami (0-1; 31-13 L to Louisville)

Everyone To Blame In Loss to Louisville; Execution and Play Calling Both Below Par - State of The U
Falling 31-13 to Louisville on a Monday night, SOTU calls the loss "a total team effort." Miami never got their offense on track and the big play makers never figured into the game as Miami dropped their season opener at Louisville. Brad Kaaya, making his first collegiate start, was limited in the plays that were called for him.

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Louisville Edition - State of The U
Almost straight Ds for the team's performance on Monday, except for the C- caliber defense. Play calling on both sides of the ball was too predictable.

Virginia Tech (1-0; 34-9 W over William & Mary)

Virginia Tech Football: William & Mary Recap - Gobbler Country
Gobbler Country gives you the drive-by-drive summary of Virginia Tech's 34-9 win over William & Mary.

Virginia Tech Football: Hokies Must Clean Up Laundry To Win at The 'Shoe - Gobbler Country
Gobbler Country is unhappy with VT's penalties situation.