I’ll have my eye on the out-of-town scoreboard tomorrow afternoon as Maryland plays Clemson.
Like the Official Dot-Com Diva, I think Virginia has a chance to go into Chapel Hill and steal one from North Carolina. I don’t quite have the guts to call the upset, but would be surprised if it wasn’t close.
1. Virginia, for whatever reason, has North Carolina’s number. The Cavaliers hold a 19-6-1 edge in the series since 1983, which pretty much covers Virginia’s entire history of gridiron relevance as an ACC member. The Cavaliers have lost to the Tar Heels by more than seven points just twice since 1987.
2. Weird things have happened the last couple times they played in Chapel Hill. Remember that awful 7-5 game in 2005? Or Al Groh successfully challenging a field goal officials declared no good in a 22-20 victory in ‘07? Just a hunch, but there’s more Raycom-televised wackiness in store for tomorrow.
As for injuries, here’s who Virginia says is hurt heading into the weekend.
S Matt Leemhuis (clavicle)
QB Vic Hall (hip)
S Corey Mosley (foot)
CB Chris Cook (hip)
NT Nick Jenkins (ankle)
DB Rodney McLeod (knee)
CB Chase Minnifield (leg)
RB Mikell Simpson (leg)