Cavaliers Clash with Virginia Tech Saturday
Nov. 25, 2003
Charlottesville, Va. –
Virginia Tech (8-3/4-3 Big East)
at Virginia (6-5/4-4 ACC)
Saturday, Nov. 29
Carl Smith Center, Home of David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium
Cavaliers Close Regular Season with In-State Rival
The Cavaliers play their final regular season game Saturday afternoon at home against in-state foe Virginia Tech. This is the final time the schools will meet as non-conference opponents; the Hokies join the ACC next season.
Virginia became bowl eligible following last Saturday’s 29-17 win at home over Georgia Tech.
The Cavaliers also look to win back-to-back games for the first time since early in the season. They haven’t beaten the Hokies since a remarkable comeback win five years ago in Blacksburg.
Virginia Tech got off to a hot start this season winning its first six games and rising to a #3 ranking in the national polls. However, the Hokies have lost three of their last five games and are now ranked 21st in this week’s Associated Press poll.
In a curious reversal from last season when the Cavaliers played seven games against ranked opponents, this is only their second game vs. a ranked team this season. They will also attempt to do something they’ve never done before-beat a ranked Virginia Tech team, while being unranked themselves.
TELEVISION: Saturday’s game is being televised regionally by ABC. Eric Collins calls the play-by-play, while Ray Bentley provides the color commentary.
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 former Cavalier great Frank Quayle, the 1968 ACC Player of the Year. Tim Sherman reports from the sidelines.