Virginia vs. Old Dominion Football Game THREAD

HOW TO WATCH ‘HOOS’:

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

Date: September 17, 2022

time: 2 p.m. ET

Channel: ACCN

Online streaming: WATCHESPN

Vegas Odds: Virginia -8.5

  1. The BIG OVERVIEW is here with everything you need to know about this matchup, including schematic breakdowns, game keys, and a detailed analysis of Old Dominion’s strengths and weaknesses.
  2. ALSO, check out ours a wider breakdown on Old Dominions from August.
  3. We have ours too weekly podcast where Pierce, Ben, Paul and I looked back at the Illinois loss and analyzed what went wrong.

Kickoff is at 2:00 – leave your pre-, in-, and post-game thoughts here, and be sure to check back for tons of post-game content later today, tomorrow, and next week!

We’ll also be active on Twitter during the game and throughout the season, so stay tuned there for live reactions from our staff.

Spreading the lawn – @STL_UVA

Zach Carey – @Zach_Carey_

Dan Siegel – @DanSiegelShow

Ryan Reese – @HoosOn_First

Ben Wieland – @Ben Wieland

Paul Gutman – @Tiki_UVA

Will Campbell – @WillC_45

Paul Wiley – @PaulWileyVA

Finally, here are media game notes from UVA:

IN SATURDAY’S MATCHUP

• Saturday will be just the second meeting between ODU and Virginia. The only previous game was won by the Cavaliers 28-17 at Scott Stadium in 2019.

• Virginia is 11-2 at home in the month of September since the 2017 season.

• UVA boasts a 21-5 mark at Scott Stadium since 2018.

• The Cavaliers have won six of their last seven home games against non-conference foes dating back to 2018. The only blemish in that span came last season against Notre Dame.

• Playing its first season in the Sun Belt Conference, ODU is the first active member of the SBC to visit Scott Stadium. UVA’s only other previous game against an active SBC member was in 2007, a 23-21 win at Middle Tennessee, which left the league in 2013.

• Virginia is scheduled to play 2020 SBC Champion Coastal Carolina at Scott Stadium on Nov. 19.

TOP STORYLINES

• Saturday’s contest will feature two of the top defensive backs in the country, UVA’s Nick Jackson and ODU’s Jason Henderson. Through the first two games, Henderson contributed 32 stops, third most in the nation, while Jackson leads the ACC with 11.5 tackles per game. Henderson has 26 assists, the most in the country.

• Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong is on pace to break two UVA passing records. He is 253 yards away from eclipsing UVA’s career passing record and four touchdowns away from a school-record touchdown. Both records are owned by Matt Schaub (2000-03).

• The Cavaliers are trying to bounce back from a 24-3 loss at Illinois last Saturday. It was just the second time since 2019 that UVA did not score an offensive touchdown (Miami – 2019 and Notre Dame 2021).

• UVA’s defense against Illinois forced four turnovers (3 fumble recoveries and 1 interception) with two on Illinois’ first two drives. The Cavaliers haven’t recovered three fumbles in a game since the 2019 contest against Duke.

NUMBERS YOU NEED TO KNOW

253 – Yards Brennan Armstrong should break UVA’s career passing record. He has completed over 250 passes in 17 of his 22 career starts.

4 – Armstrong needs four touchdowns to become UVA’s all-time leader in career touchdown passes.

90.8 – Virginia’s defensive coverage rating against receivers after the first two games of the season, according to Pro Football Focus, is the fourth-highest in the country.

5 – Receptions Keitaon Thompson needs to reach 100 for his career. 94 of his 95 career catches have come at UVA.

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