Noon at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth.
TV: ESPN. Radio. WSPZ (570 AM). Records: Cavaliers 2-1; Frogs 2-0.
DAUNTING TEST: Before the season began, Virginia Coach Mike London knew his team faced a much more challenging nonconference schedule than a year ago. But coming off a blowout loss at Georgia Tech last week, the last thing the Cavaliers needed was perhaps their toughest game of the season. That, though, is exactly what they face when they travel to No. 17 TCU. Virginia hasn’t won a road game against an opponent this highly ranked since 1994.
DEFENSIVE RECOVERY? Virginia’s defense allowed more yards last week against the Yellow Jackets (594) than it had since the 1999 MicronPC.com Bowl. The question is whether that was a function of Georgia Tech’s unorthodox offensive scheme or the first signs of weakness for a unit that some feared would be a weakness during the preseason. The answer could come against TCU’s high-powered but more traditional offense. The Cavaliers already caught a break when TCU announced this week that leading rusher Waymon James would miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.