1. College Football News Preview 2020: Virginia Cavaliers Win Total Prediction, What Will Happen
CFN in 60 Video: Virginia Cavaliers Preview
Virginia is going to be one of the most interesting calls in college football – how much did Bryce Perkins have to do with the success, how much was the run to the ACC Championship appearance a little bit of good fortune, and how much was was because there was no Clemson on the slate until the title game, and how much was because the ACC sort of stunk?
All of the above.
Perkins was fantastic, there’s a date at Clemson this time around, and the ACC overall should be far better.
However, the skill parts will be okay – even if there’s a step back in overall production – and the O line is least loaded with veterans. The defense and special teams will be among the ACC’s best – at least, outside of Clemson – and Bronco Mendenhall and the coaching will be top drawer.
Even with all of the positives …
Set The Virginia Cavaliers Regular Season Win Total At … 7
It’s a very good team, there’s no Notre Dame to face this time around, and most of the tough ACC games are at home. However, consider the dates against Georgia and Clemson as losses – unless there’s a big performance and upset – and figure at least one defeat out of the four home games against North Carolina, Miami, Louisville, and Pitt.
The road was Virginia’s issue – all five losses came away from Charlottesville – and don’t consider dates at Georgia Tech or Duke to be sure things.
Getting to seven wins and bowl eligibility won’t be a problem, and then the regular season closes out at Virginia Tech.
It won’t be another Coastal-winning season, but it’ll be another great run under Mendenhall.