Facing Top Notch Competition Fuels UVa Football's Bye-Week

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The ACC announced Monday that Virginia's September 21st home football game against VMI will kick off at 3:30 in the afternoon. The game will pay tribute to our soldiers as it will also be military appreciation day. 

The Cavaliers had mixed results against stiff competition in their opening weeks as they rallied for a 19-16 win over BYU and lost 59-10 to Oregon Saturday.

Tight end Jake McGee said ,"it's something you can say you've seen so you're not waiting down the road to have a first real test. We had two real tests right out of the gate and we're 1-1. I'd say most people would be happy with 1-1 at this point so its something we have to just keep building on."

The team says facing top notch competition will pay dividends as they head into their bye-week. 

"Going into our bye-week, I'll just have to address the things that I wanna be and we need to be and then go from there. So we're 1-1 now in the first two games and we'll go from there. Looking forward to getting things fixed and moving in a positive direction," said head coach Mike London. Quarterback David Watford added, "I feel like with these past two weeks, I've learned a lot because they've taken away a lot of stuff that we've been looking for and I've just been able to check it down find who I needed to find and just keep the chains moving, that's the most important thing. My progression with that has gotten a lot better then from when I started from camp, from last week, I think I've done a lot better."