Breaking down Virginia, BYU's Week 1 opponent

Published: Monday, Aug. 26 2013 3:31 p.m. MDT

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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I'm excited to be attending the game Saturday. Go Cougars!

Gorum The Old
Madison, AL

Virginia's offensive line, particularly between the tackles, had serious issues during spring. They have since moved some people to try and make things work. Things are looking better, but not nearly the strength the author makes it out to be.

Also, BYU will have to be very careful on Kickoff coverage. Virginia has a 5 star true freshman who will likely be a serious threat returning kicks.


Looks like Virginia has a lot of depth at coach. Those assistants are pretty strong.

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