Cavaliers' Offense Will Have a New Look Without Olamide Zaccheaus
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Virginia football team will play its first game of the season in less than three weeks, when the Cavaliers kick off the schedule at ACC opponent Pittsburgh.
UVa has is the favorite to win the Coastal Division this year.
The Wahoos averaged 28.5 points per game last season, with 211 passing yards per game.
Most of those passes went to Olamide Zaccheaus.
"O" leaves UVa as the program's leader in receptions, with 250.
He broke his own single-season record with 93 catches last year, and he had over one-thousand yards receiving.
Senior quarterback Bryce Perkins says the offense will look a lot different this season.
"We have a lot more depth at receiver," says Perkins. "Guys have gotten so much better, and expanded their roles. It's going to be all over the place, as far as who gets touches. Joe (Reed) will probably get some of the routes that 'O' did. (Tavares Kelly) will also be in that role. As far as the offense, it's going to be totally different."
Virginia and Pitt kickoff on August 31st at 7:30 in the Steel City.