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Breaking down Virginia, BYU's Week 1 opponent

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

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Virginia has plenty of talent but not a lot of experience. On offense, the Cavaliers will depend on Watford's ability as a dual-threat quarterback and an experienced offensive line. On defense, BYU should expect a decent pass rush as well as solid plays in the secondary.

BYU should be the better team on Saturday, but Virginia has the home field advantage. That's why the Cougars are a narrow 3.0 favorite in this game.

Will Robert Anae's new offense be ready against Virginia's talented defense? Can the solid Cougar defense contain Watford and the Cavaliers' running game?

We shall see on Saturday.
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TimD
ASHBURN, VA

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.

Tilka
PORTLAND, OR

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

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