UVa Welcomes Boise State for Non-Conference Test in Friday Night Clash
Sept. 21, 2015
|Virginia vs. Boise State â€¢ #BOISEvsUVA
|Date/Time||Fri., Sept. 25, 2015 | 8 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | Scott Stadium (61,500)|
|Radio||Virginia Sports Radio Network | Satellite Radio — Sirius 93 | XM 193|
|@UVa_Football | @CoachMikeLondon | @VirginiaSports|
|Game Notes||Virginia | Boise State | ACC | UVa Depth Chart|
|Additional Information||Tickets | Facebook | Instagram | 2015 Fact Book | 2015 Season Stats Coach London Weekly Press Conference Transcript|
Virginia Welcomes Boise State for Final Non-Conference Test in Friday Night Cash
â€¢ Virginia concludes its three-game homestand as the Cavaliers host Mountain West Conference-foe Boise State in the Cavaliers’ final non-conference test of the 2015 regular season. The Friday night meeting is only the third all-time Friday game in Scott Stadium history and the first since 1994.
â€¢ Boise State and Virginia are meeting for the first time.
London and UVa Coaching Staff to Take Part in Coach to Cure MD
â€¢ Mike London and his coaching staff will take part in Coach to Cure MD on
Friday versus Boise State.
â€¢ Coach to Cure MD is a nation-wide project designed to build awareness and funding to support researchers trying to find a treatment and cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research.
â€¢ The Virginia coaching staff will be wearing the Coach to Cure MD patches during Friday’s game.
â€¢ This is the eighth annual Coach to Cure MD effort and more than 110 FBS
schools will be wearing a Coach to Cure MD patch this week.
â€¢ Coach to Cure MD is a partnership between the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest nonprofit organization in the United States focused entirely on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the leading childhood genetic killer of young men.
Nothing Cavalier about UVa’s September Schedule
â€¢ With September games against UCLA, Notre Dame and Boise State, UVa is the only program in the nation that will play three nationally ranked opponents this month from the Associated Press’ preseason poll.
â€¢ UCLA entered the season No. 13, while Notre Dame came in at No. 11 and Boise State at No. 23.
â€¢ UVa’s 2015 schedule pits the Cavaliers against Notre Dame and Boise State at Scott Stadium where the
Cavaliers are 4-6 all-time under head coach Mike London against ranked teams.
Additional Virginia vs. Mountain West Conference History
â€¢ Virginia is 2-3 against current members of the Mountain West Conference.
â€¢ The 1998 San Jose State game and the 2004 MPC Computers Bowl (Boise, Idaho) against Fresno State at were against teams from the WAC at the time of the game.
â€¢ UVa’s 1999 and 2000 games against BYU, as well as its 2009 game against TCU were against schools that were members of the Mountain West Conference at the time, but have since moved out of the league.
All-Time Series with Boise State
â€¢ Virginia and Boise State are meeting for the first time in football.
â€¢ While Boise State has played teams from the Commonwealth, Friday is the Broncos’ first-ever game in Virginia.
â€¢ Boise State played Virginia Tech at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., in 2010.
â€¢ The Broncos have played one other program from Virginia when Liberty University visited Boise in 1991 and 1994.
â€¢ Boise State is 2-2 all-time against current members of the ACC.
â€¢ The Broncos have faced Boston College (0-1), Louisville (1-1) and Virginia Tech (1-0).
â€¢ Virginia first hosted a team from the state of Idaho in 2011 when the Idaho Vandals came to Charlottesville. UVa won, 21-20, in overtime.
Cavaliers Have Had a Taste of Boise
â€¢ While this is the first meeting between the Broncos and Cavaliers, Virginia is no stranger to Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium.
â€¢ Virginia met Fresno State on the blue FieldTurf of Albertsons Stadium in the 2004 MPC Computers Bowl.
â€¢ Current UVa wide receivers coach Marques Hagans was 18-of-30 for 162 yards and one touchdown, while rushing seven times for 85 yards and another score in the Cavaliers’ 37-34 overtime loss to the Bulldogs.
â€¢ In his final collegiate game, UVa All-American tight end Heath Miller caught five passes for 66 yards.
Virginia-Boise State Connections
â€¢ UVa tight end Charlie Hopkins was college teammates with Boise State’s Kelsey Young (RB) for four seasons at Stanford (2011-14).
â€¢ Both players graduated from Stanford in 2015 and transfered for their fifth year.
â€¢ UVa’s special teams coordinator and tight ends coach Larry Lewis is a 1981 graduate of Boise State.
â€¢ As one of Boise State’s starting outside linebackers, Lewis helped the Broncos win the 1980 NCAA Division I-AA national championship, on the heels of a 10-1 season in 1979 and a Big Sky championship in 1977.
â€¢ Lewis is no stranger to coaching against the Broncos. He faced Boise State in 2012 while at Nevada. He also faced him in 2011 while at Colorado State, 2003 as the head coach at Idaho State and the 1997 and 1998 seasons while an assistant at Washington State.
â€¢ UVa’s offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild was the head coach of Colorado State in 2011 when the Rams and Broncos met in Mountain West Conference action.
Future Meeting Between Virginia and Boise State
â€¢ Virginia will make its second-ever visit to the state of Idaho on Sept. 23, 2017 to play at Boise State.
Virginia Night Games Under Mike London
â€¢ Virginia is playing its eighth night game at Scott Stadium under head coach Mike London.
â€¢ UVa is 56-42-1 all-time in night games and 8-6 under head coach Mike London.
â€¢ UVa is 34-16-1 all-time in home night games and 5-2 under head coach