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Cavaliers Face Hundley, #7 UCLA Saturday

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Brett Hundley had 11 rushing TDs in 2013 Brett Hundley had 11 rushing TDs in 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

Virginia hosts No. 7 UCLA Friday at Scott Stadium for a noon kick off.

It'll be the first time the Bruins have played in an ACC stadium in 59 years.

UCLA's favored 21.5 points over the Cavaliers, but they must travel close to 3000 miles from the west coast to the east coast.

Coach Mike London joked that he wished it were a 6 am kickoff.

Virginia senior defensive back Tre Nicholson may not play Saturday.

He's still recovering from an injured toe.

The Cavaliers defense will face one of the best quarterbacks in the country in UCLA's Brett Hundley.

He's a dual-threat quarterback, and preseason Heisman trophy candidate.

Between 2012 and 2013, Hundley has compiled 53 passing touchdowns, and over 6800 pass-yards.

Hundley rushed for eleven touchdowns in 2013, including an 86-yard score against Virginia Tech in last year's Sun Bowl.

London says Hundley's physical abilities allow the six-foot-three 223 pound quarterback to excel in the Bruins offense.

"Hundley is a guy that is exceptional with his arm and with his legs. That's the threat with the style of offense that they run. He does a phenomenal job in running that offense, and it takes the skills that he has and maximizes those skills."

The Cavs sophomore quarterback Greyson Lambert is excited about the chance to play a top-ranked team early in the season.

"We get to see where we're at. At an earlier stage. If you open up with a FCS or something like that then you're getting your feet wet so to speak. We're diving in right from the get-go."

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