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Breaking down Virginia, BYU's Week 1 opponent

Published: Monday, Aug. 26 2013 3:37 p.m. MDT

University of Virginia quarterback David Watford prepares to toss a pass during practice in Charlottesville, Va., Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. (Steve Helber, ASSOCIATED PRESS) University of Virginia quarterback David Watford prepares to toss a pass during practice in Charlottesville, Va., Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. (Steve Helber, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

BYU fans know their team inside and out from quarterback Taysom Hill to linebacker Kyle Van Noy. Now as game day is but a few days away, it's time to get to know BYU's first opponent, the Virginia Cavaliers.

Virginia is recovering from a disappointing 4-8 season that could have easily gone 8-4 had it been better at winning close games. However, the Cavaliers have plenty of talent and ability returning this season.

From quarterback David Watford to defensive end Eli Harold, here's what you need to know about the Cavaliers.

Lafe Peavler is a sports writer intern for the Deseret News and a national college football featured columnist for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter @MasterPeavler

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