Cavaliers Play Host to No. 16 TCU at 3:30 p.m. on ESPNU
Game 2 • Sept. 12 • 3:30 p.m.
David A. Harrison Field at Scott Stadium
Playing Surface: Grass
Series vs. TCU: UVa leads, 1-0
In Charlottesville: First Meeting
Last Meeting: 1994 Independence Bowl (UVa 20-10)
Television: ESPNU (ESPNU is now carried by Comcast and other cable providers. It may be necessary to subscribe to a “sports package” to receive the service. It is possible to contact your cable provider today and order the package in time to view the game.)
P-b-P: Todd Harris
Analyst: Charles Arbuckle
Radio: Virginia Sports Network (affiliates)
P-b-P: Dave Koehn
Analyst: Frank Quayle
Sidelines: Chris Slade
National Radio: Westwood One (Chuck Cooperstein and Eddie George)
Satellite Radio: XM Radio 193, Sirius 217
Live Stats: Click here for the link to the LiveStats page. Note: Link available 30 minutes before kickoff. Allow 1-2 minutes for it to load at the start.
Rosters: Virginia TCU
Game Notes: Virginia TCU
Virginia, TCU Meet for First Time in Regular Season
• Virginia and TCU are playing for just the second time.
• The programs faced off in the 1994 Independence Bowl, a 20-10 UVa win.
• The teams are slated to play the second game of the home-and-home series in 2012 in Fort Worth.
• UVa previously has played host to just one team from the state of Texas – a 37-13 win over Texas in 1996.
Welcome to Virginia
• TCU will be playing its first game ever in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
• It is the Horned Frogs’ first game in an ACC stadium since 1994 at UNC.
UVa Against the Mountain West
• Virginia is 2-3 against teams from the Mountain West Conference. The MWC started competition in 1999.
• UVa split previous home-and-homes with Wyoming and BYU and lost at home to Colorado State in the 2002 season opener.
Virginia All-Time vs. Mountain West
Brigham Young (1-1)
1999 W, 45-40 (Provo, Utah)
2000 L, 35-38 (Charlottesville)
Colorado State (0-1)
2002 L, 29-35 (Charlottesville)
2006 W, 13-12 (Charlottesville)
2007 L, 3-23 (Laramie, Wyo.)
UVa vs. Ranked Teams
• TCU is ranked 16th nationally this week in the AP and Coaches polls.
• Virginia went 2-1 against ranked teams last year (wins vs. North Carolina, Georgia Tech; loss to USC).
• Virginia is 12-17 against ranked teams under head coach Al Groh (since 2001).
• The Cavaliers are 9-7 at home vs. ranked teams under Groh.
• The Horned Frogs are the first of five ranked opponents currently on the UVa schedule (North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Miami, Virginia Tech).
A Sign of Things to Come?
• Virginia has lost its last four season openers.
• In each of the previous three instances, Virginia rebounded to win its second game.
• UVa last lost two in a row to start the season in 2002 (Colorado State, Florida State).
• Virginia has suffered 11 season-opening losses in the last 21 years; UVa rebounded to win in all but one of the next games.
Non-Conference Home Games
• Virginia has won 13 of its last 16 non-conference home games since 2002 and 38 of 49 since 1987.
• Under Al Groh Virginia is 15-5 at home in non-conference games and 38-14 in all home games.
Sixteen Cavaliers Get First Playing Time
• Sixteen Virginia players, including 13 freshmen, earned their first game action last week against William & Mary:
• True freshmen (4): Will Hill, Quintin Hunter, Tim Smith and Dominique Wallace
• Redshirt freshmen (9): Landon Bradley, Javaris Brown, Steve Greer, Torrey Mack, Matt Mihalik, Aaron Van Kuiken, Colter Phillips, Ausar Walcott, Devin Wallace.
• Others (3): sophomore Matt Snyder, juniors Patch Duda and Daniel Childress.
Six Cavaliers Make First Starts
• Six Cavaliers made the first start of their careers vs. William & Mary:
• ILB Steve Greer, WR Kris Burd, OT Landon Bradley, S Rodney McLeod, WR Javaris Brown and WR Matt Snyder.