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Virginia Football reaches more historic low statistics in blowout

UVA lost to an unranked, non-power conference opponent at home by 42 points by committing 5 turnovers with no takeaways. Yea, that's rare.

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In the 56-14 drubbing by Boise State, the Virginia Cavaliers set some historically low statistics. UVA committed five turnovers while not causing any takeaways. This is the first time in at least 15 years that the Hoos have done that. Currently Wake Forest and UVA are the only two teams in the FBS (out of 128) without a takeaway. Only one team in the country (Cincinnati) has a worse turnover margin than Virginia's -9.

It was the 36th time that UVA had lost by 42 points in their history, but was the first time to a non-power 5 conference foe since 1975. A 61-10 blowout to East Carolina in 1975 was the only time since WWII the Hoos had lost that badly to a smaller conference opponent until Friday. Once you include the two 59-10 losses to Oregon and Clemson in 2013, Virginia has had a rough recent history of blowouts.  In their last 17 home games, UVA has lost by 42 or more three times. It had only happened once in their previous 180 home games. At least the last four times the Hoos were blown out this bad at home it was against a ranked opponent and even in the top ten. Boise State was the first unranked team to beat Virginia at home by 42 or more points since VT in 1983. Here is a list of UVA home blow outs by 42 or more points.

UVA Home Blowouts

Let's hope there are no more such games to add to this list this season.