Virginia will try not to fall to another FCS opponent to open up their season while the Tribe hopes to get off to a good start to redeem themselves from last years lackluster season.
Keys for the ‘Hoos:
– Run the ball. It’s so simple but so important. UVA had no balance last season and couldn’t lean on the run game when it needed to. That has to end now if Virginia wants to be successful.
– Micah Kiser, Quin Blanding and Andrew Brown. If Cavalier fans don’t hear the combination of those 3 names 30+ times today then they aren’t making a big enough impact. It’s rare for a team as tragically bad of late like Virginia to be able to claim legitimate NFL prospects on each level of the defense. Ideally Kiser finishes with 10+ tackles, a sack and a turnover. Brown with 5+ and a sack. Blanding with 7+ tackles and a turnover.
– Act like this is the biggest game of your career. The schedule isn’t as hard as it is in years past, but as residents of Charlottesville learned last year, it only gets tougher if you fall into an 0-1 hole to a team you should beat.
Keys for the Tribe:
– Find your QB quick. All we have heard about is the amount of rotation W&M expects to utilize at the most critical position on the field. If the boys from Williamsburg want a shot, they need to identify who among Tommy McKee, Brandon Battle, or Shon Mitchell can give them the best chance to win as fast as possible.
– A big day from Aaron Swinton. The Senior corner is a playmaker and a name that could take a pick to the house to change the momentum of the game
– Distribute the ball equally among Devonte Dedmon and Daniel Kuzjak. These two will likely vie for an All-CAA spot once the season is said and done. The best way to ensure this is to get the competetion between these teammates going early and often.