Cavalier Football Notes: Penn State
Virginia (6-3, 4-2 ACC)
at No. 19 Penn State (6-3, 3-3 Big Ten)
Saturday, Nov. 9
University Park, Pa.
VIRGINIA: The Virginia Cavaliers, picked to finish eighth in the ACC, have been one of the nation’s surprise teams, posting a 6-3 overall record. They are currently fourth in the conference with a 4-2 record.
The final month of the season sees Virginia facing the third-toughest schedule in the nation as the Cavaliers’ remaining opponents have a combined record of 30-7 (.818).
The Cavaliers are also looking for at least one more win in an effort to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2000.
PENN STATE: Penn State has turned things around this season and been ranked in the top 25 almost all season. The Nittany Lions are coming off an 18-7 win over Illinois last week and have a 6-3 overall record. They are ranked 19th this week by both the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN. Penn State has alternated between winning and losing the last seven weeks and hasn’t won consecutive games since starting the season with three straight wins.
TELEVISION: Saturday’s game is being televised on the ABC. Tim Brant calls the play-by-play, while Ed Cunningham provides the color commentary. Samantha Ryan is the sideline reporter.
RADIO: All Virginia games are broadcast on the Virginia Sports Network, originating at WINA/WWWV in Charlottesville. Mac McDonald calls the play-by-play. He is joined in the broadcast booth by Frank Quayle, the 1968 ACC Football Player of the Year and one of 50 players named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team. Jed Williams provides sideline analysis.