February 12, 2009
The Cavalier football team released its 2009 schedule on Thursday, a schedule that features eight ACC contests, seven home games, nine opponents that appeared in bowl games last season, and two first time opponents. Virgina will hit the road for five games as well.
The Wahoos kick off their 2009 season on September 5 at home against William and Mary. This will mark the first meeting between the Tribe and Cavaliers since 1995, and the 33rd meeting all time.
September 12 finds Texas Christian visiting Scott Stadium. The Horned Frogs finished 2008 ranked seventh in the nation and tops in the country in total defense. TCU has won eleven games in three of the last four seasons.
September 19 sees Virginia hit the road for the first time, as the Cavaliers travel to Southern Mississippi. This marks the first ever football match up between the Cavs and the Golden Eagles.
The Cavaliers play their first conference game on October 3 at North Carolina. Virginia topped the Tar Heels, 16-13, in overtime at Scott Stadium in 2008. The following week, Indiana visits Scott Stadium in a match up of two first time opponents on the football field.
October 17 sees Virginia hit the road again as the Cavaliers travel to Maryland. Virginia has won the last two match ups in the series, including a 31-0 shutout victory in Charlottesville in 2008. Georgia Tech visits Scott Stadium on October 24, looking for some revenge. The Yellow Jackets have not won in Charlottesville since 1990, and Virginia topped Georgia Tech in Atlanta in 2008.
Duke visits Charlottesville on October 31, as the Cavaliers look to avenge a 2008 loss to the Blue Devils. Duke topped Virginia, 31-3, in Durham last season. That match up is followed by a trip to Miami, who topped Virginia in overtime last year.
Virginia returns home on November 14 for a match up against Boston College. This marks the first meeting between the Cavaliers and Eagles since 2005, which saw Virginia fall to BC in Chestnut Hill. The Cavaliers follow that match up with a trip to Clemson on November 21, and finish out the regular season at home against Virginia Tech.
2009 Virginia Football Schedule:
September 5: vs. William and Mary
September 12: vs. Texas Christian
September 19: @ Southern Mississippi
October 3: @ North Carolina
October 10: vs. Indiana
October 17: @ Maryland
October 24: vs. Georgia Tech
October 31: vs. Duke
November 7: @ Miami
November 14: vs. Boston College
November 21: @ Clemson
November 28: vs. Virginia Tech.