It’s rivalry week! That means it’s one of the biggest weeks of the year for fans. For Virginia football supporters, this is the first time in 15 years that they’re entering rivalry week without the streak to worry about. UVA, of course, ended that pall last season.
The question, of course, is whether the Hoos can go back to back against the Hokies? They haven’t done that since 1997 and 1998, the latter of the two representing the program’s last win in Blacksburg. Virginia lost in overtime in its last trip to Lane Stadium in 2018.
The big game has been a popular topic throughout the week. Here are the thread starters and links for a variety of conversations surrounding the UVA football team and the game with VT:
- I think this game Saturday is huge in many ways – topman
- So we play on Saturday night and Hoos prevail 38-34 – 4theHOOS
- I expect Thompson to throw a long pass and hopefully a TD – LTHoo
- The data backs up what our eyes have seen this season. PFF grades our secondary – EmbraceThePace
- To our DB’s, Keep your man in front of you, Period. – Charleston Cav
- I haven’t looked at our player stats until today. – garlan5
- I know CFB is trending toward more offense and more scoring, but this seems like Anae should get at least some credit. – hoorulestheacc
- I’d love to see Anae and the staff lean heavy on the RBs against VPI – hoorulestheacc
- I’m sure Tech will be ready for Armstrong’s designed runs – Charleston Cav
- I really hope we win the coin toss tomorrow – let’s take the ball to start. – RVA Hoo Fan
- Rest assured VT will play their best game of year tomorrow – BrevardHoo
- Ready to see the Red Rocket put 50 on these guys and have Dr Bob break the rock – 96hoo
- LOL at VT fans so confident they’ll win and calling UVA “little brother” – AmericanHero247
- News&Observer citing ‘real chance that UVA will opt to not play bowl game’ – DurhamCav
The Hokies have been tabbed as a slight 3-point favorite for the showdown. Who do you think will win? The game is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday on the ACC Network.
Who Wins The 2020 Rivalry Game?
- Hoos (90%, 88 Votes)
- Hokies (10%, 10 Votes)
Total Voters: 98
And with that, here’s the rest of TheSabre.com’s Fan Friday feature!
Fan(s) Of The Week
Fans are ready for the yearly rivalry showdown.
Student Fan(s) Of The Week
Hoo fans are hoping to feel like this at the end of the game again.
Feature Photo Of The Week
The Cavaliers hope to wrap up back-to-back wins in the series.