It has been almost a calendar year since the Virginia football team has won a game, with their last victory coming on Sept. 21, 2013 over VMI.
There was plenty to be encouraged about in their latest loss, but a 28-20 defeat at the hands of then-No. 7 UCLA on Saturday was the 10th-straight loss for the Cavaliers.
"We're ready to get our first win, to get that winning taste back in our mouth," senior running back Kevin Parks said on Monday. "We've got to go out there this week and do everything in practice to prepare for the game Saturday."
The Cavaliers will host Richmond at Scott Stadium on Saturday, a team that UVa hasn't lost to since 1946. The 'Hoos lead the all-time series with the Spiders 27-2-2.
"We're definitely eager," senior safety Brandon Phelps said. "We've been working hard all camp, and after seeing the potential we could have in the first game, we think we're going to be a pretty good team."
"These players believe," said head coach Mike London. "Coming out of spring practice, coming out of the summer, and all August camp, these players believe and they want to win. And they want the guys that can help us win to be out in those situations that can do that."
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