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UVa Football Prepares To Contain #3 Oregon's Powerhouse Offense

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Mother nature provided a wet start for the Virginia football team but the 'Hoos put away their first "w" as they took down BYU 19-16.

Next up isn't just anybody, its #3 Oregon and these guys are an offensive powerhouse.

UVa head coach Mike London (1-0) said, "Our mindset has to be one of you know we're playing at our place, we gotta bring energy and passion because we know their an excellent football team but instead of asking why, we ask why not?"

In the Ducks season opener against Nicholls, they had 772 yards of total offense which shattered their previous record of 730 when they faced USC in 2012. Oregon had not one, not two, but three players rush for more than 100 yards for the first time in school history. 

UVa Linebacker, Henry Coley said, "Football is a humbling game. You're going to have your pluses and your going to have your minus's but how are you going to bounce back whenever you have a minus, that's the biggest thing. I think they can be contained. Just like Kevin Durant. You know Kevin Durant is going to go out there and get 20 points a night regardless but are you going to let him get 45 is the question."

"We know they've got good uniforms but at the end of the day they put their pads on just like us so we're not gonna let that distract us. Just weigh out our options and play our game," added offensive tackle Morgan Moses.

Meanwhile the Cavaliers defense is a force to be reckoned with, highlighted by Anthony Harris who finished with 11 tackles, a sack and a critical late pick. 

Virginia cornerback Maurice Canady had 13 tackles against BYU in the season opener. Canady said, "It's something you wait for since what you were 16. Something that I've really made a priority, that I wanted to play the best of the best and this is my opportunity."

The 'Hoos will faceoff with the Ducks Saturday at 3:30 PM at Scott Stadium.

 

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