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Poll: How will Virginia fare against North Carolina?

"Obviously you've got to score. And in the ACC, you've got to score a little bit more than what we've been scoring in the last couple weeks, and we're working at that, and we know it."

-- Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor

In Virginia's three games against division I-A opponents this season, the Cavaliers have averaged 16.3 points per game. They have lost all three of those contests.

On Saturday, Virginia will host a North Carolina squad whose defense has allowed opponents to score an average of 21.2 points per game. The Tar Heels may get a boost if linebacker Quan Sturdivant is recovered enough from an injured left hamstring to play Saturday. Sturdivant ranks third on the team in tackles (27) despite having missed the past two games.

North Carolina Coach Butch Davis told the Raleigh News & Observer that Sturdivant has been limited in practice the past three weeks and is not yet 100 percent, but the all-ACC outside linebacker will travel with the Tar Heels to Charlottesville.

Whether Sturdivant plays or not, the Cavaliers will face a resilient North Carolina defense that has had to overcome the loss of several key components to an agent scandal that brought on internal and NCAA investigations.

How do you all think Saturday's game will turn out? Feel free to expand on your choice in the comments section below and/or e-mail me your thoughts at yandas@washpost.com.

By Steve Yanda  | October 15, 2010; 7:03 AM ET
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Comments

The one thing that has hurt the Cavs this season has been penalties. This game looks like a lot of yellow hankies flying around.

UNC 13, UVA 10 in OT

Posted by: ecglotfelty | October 15, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

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