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Game 10: Saturday, Nov. 3, Noon
Virginia Cavaliers (7-2, 4-1 ACC/No. 23 BCS) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-2, 4-1 ACC/No. 21 Associated Press, No. 24 BCS)

Carl Smith Center, Home of David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium (61,500), Charlottesville, Va.

Series vs. Wake Forest: 33-12
Last Meeting: UVa 27, WFU 24, 2003
Television: LFS/Raycom ACC Network
Radio: Virginia Sports Network
Satellite Radio: XM Radio Ch. 192
Live Statistics:

Game Day Information

TV Coverage
This game is being televised regionally on the Lincoln Financial Sports/Raycom ACC network. Steve Martin (play-by-play), Rick “Doc” Walker (analyst) and Mike Hogewood (sidelines) call the action.

Radio Coverage
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 tailback Frank Quayle. Former UVa quarterback Tim Sherman reports from the sidelines.

5 Things You Need To Know About Virginia Football
DE Chris Long is third in the country in sacks (1.22/g), second among D-linemen in PBU (seven) and passes defended (PBUs+INTs) with eight, and seventh in tackling by a lineman with an average of 6.3 tpg
Long has three multi-sack games, second-most in the nation
Virginia has five wins of six points or fewer, the most in the country
CB Ras-I Dowling tied the UVa record with five pass break-ups last week vs. NC State, the second-best figure in a game in the nation this season
Jameel Sewell threw for a career-high 260 yards last week, his second 200-yard game in a row

Game Overview

UVa Enters Season’s Final Month
The Cavaliers return for the season’s final month to face the No. 21 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Saturday at noon. Virginia saw its seven-game winning streak end last week, but the Cavaliers remain atop the ACC Coastal Division with a 4-1 conference record and a 7-2 overall mark. Wake Forest lost its first two games, but has since strung together six consecutive wins. This is the first time Virginia has ever faced a ranked Wake Forest team.

Game Notes

The Series vs. the Demon Deacons
The Cavaliers have won 19 of the last 20 meetings against Wake Forest and lead the series 33-12
Virginia had a 17-game winning streak from 1984-2000, the second-longest winning streak in ACC history
Since the series was tied at seven wins apiece in 1970, Virginia has won 26 of the last 31 meetings
The Cavaliers have a 16-8 record in Charlottesville, with 14 of the wins coming since Virginia joined the Atlantic Coast Conference for the 1954 season
The last three games have been decided by four points or fewerVirginia has won the last two meetings by a combined seven points
Wake Forest’s last three wins over Virginia (1981-83-2001) have been by a combined 11 points
Wake Forest’s last win was a 34-30 victory in Charlottesville six years ago

Teams Share Ties
Virginia and Wake Forest bring several common bonds into this game, including the curious twist that features two UVa grads on opposite sidelines coaching against each other
Cavalier head coach Al Groh returned to his alma mater in 2001 to take over the coaching reins following George Welsh’s retirement
Groh’s first collegiate head coaching job was at Wake Forest, where he led the Demon Deacons to a 26-40 in six seasons from 1981-86 and remains tied for the fourth-winningest coach in WFU history
Current UVa offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Groh could often be seen at Wake Forest practices and served as a ballboy during his dad’s days in Winston-Salem
Patrolling the sidelines for Wake Forest is Jim Grobe, a two-time UVa grad. He earned his undergraduate degree in education from UVa in 1975 and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling in 1978. He was a two-year starter at middle guard and linebacker, lettering in 1973-74
The Virginia/Wake Forest game is just one of eight in ACC history where the competing head coaches are alums of the same school and the first where both head coaches actually played their college ball in the ACC
Containing Wake’s Rushing Attack
The Virginia defense has done an outstanding job of bottling up the Wake Forest rushing attack en route to winning 19 of the last 20 games since 1984
During this span UVa has allowed Wake to rush for an average of 128.1 yards per contest and 3.5 yards per carry
Under seventh-year head coach Jim Grobe, the Deacs have run with authority in two of the last three meetings (248 yards to snap UVa’s 17-game series winning streak in 2001 and 349 yards the following year)
Grobe’s Deac squads have averaged 257.0 rushing yards per game and 4.6 yards per carry in three games vs. Virginia

Scoring Early, First Important
One of the keys to either team winning this game has been the ability to score early and score first
Since 1982, the winning team has scored first 17 times (Virginia 16 wins, Wake Forest one)
UVa has scored on its first possession nine times since 1987 and won each time (The Cavaliers scored on their first drive on six consecutive occasions between 1987-92)
The Demon Deacons scored on their first possession and ended UVa’s 17-game series winning streak in 2001

UVa Piles Up Offense vs. Deacs
The Cavaliers have put on some impressive offensive performances against Wake Forest in the last 25 years since the early 1980s
The Cavaliers have scored 30 or more points in 13 of the last 17 meetings
Two of UVa’s top-six total offense figures have come vs. the Demon Deacons
The most impressive output was a 643-yard performance (323 yards rushing, 320 yards passing) in 1982
The 643 yards of offense is the fourth-highest total in school history and marks the only game in school history where the Cavaliers gained 300 yards both rushing and passing

Cavalier Rushers Do Well vs. Wake
In 18 of the last 24 games against Wake Forest dating back to 1980, Virginia has had at least one player rush for 100 yards
There have been 26 Cavaliers since 1954 to have rushed for at least 100 yards against Wake Forest, the most by UVa against any ACC team

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