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A few more thoughts...1. This is a true rivalry.

That crowd was amped last night. UNC players were pumped. They wanted that W. I know that some younger fans/alums are obsessed with VT, but for the entire 20th century until the 1990s, UNC was U.Va.'s main rival and Carolina hated U.Va. as much as anyone except Duke (yes, that includes NCSU). As U.Va. had its difficulties in the 00s and early 10s, the smack talk from UNC fans wasn't as intense as it used to be, and it was more of a "gentlemen's rivalry." But, my UNC friends are now pretty intense when we play. In football, basketball, baseball, and lax, the 2 schools are now rivals once again. Give basketball a lot of credit here...Bennett's success against UNC eats them up, and they circle those games against U.Va. now.

2. People do tend to forget that Week 1 games always have a weird flavor to them each season. Every year there are head scratchers. UNC ran into a jacked up Lane and they had Week 1 blahs, and...ended up losing on the road. Let's remember that their offense looked unstoppable at the end of last year as well. Perhaps Week 1 was an anomaly, and we're going to see UNC average 40+ points a game from here on out. If that's the case, maybe last night really isn't indicative of anything except that U.Va. couldn't stop the top ACC offense.

3. I was encouraged that 66 made a FG in a pressure situation. After struggling last week, I was worried. But that kick was on the road and it was in a situation when the game was close, great to see him put it through the uprights.

(In response to this post by Williamsburg Wahoo)

Posted: 09/19/2021 at 08:27AM


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A few thoughts -- Williamsburg Wahoo 09/19/2021 08:04AM
  A few more thoughts...1. This is a true rivalry. -- hawkb 09/19/2021 08:27AM
  I'm old enough to remember UNC as our principal rival in football -- Williamsburg Wahoo 09/19/2021 09:39AM
  Motivator ** -- The_Hoo 09/19/2021 08:26AM
  During a TO in the first half Mack -- 141lile 09/19/2021 08:18AM
  He was also extraordinarily gracious in his post-game interview -- Williamsburg Wahoo 09/19/2021 09:40AM
  Hope this was an anomaly ** -- GBH 09/19/2021 08:09AM
  After two plus years? ** -- ClaytonCav 09/19/2021 09:06AM

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