“This type of game sets up for the type of team that can play and be most efficient.”
— Virginia Coach Mike London
Remember last season, when North Carolina came to Charlottesville, forced the Cavaliers to commit five turnovers and departed with a 44-10 victory? Yeah, that was the first time Virginia had lost the turnover battle to the Tar Heels in 10 years.
The Cavaliers’ record against North Carolina during that span: 8-2.
So while creating more takeaways than an opponent always is important, it appears as though it will be even more vital Saturday when Virginia opens up ACC play in Chapel Hill.
Through two games this season, Virginia has tallied five takeaways, while the Tar Heels have yet to force a single turnover. Meantime, the Cavaliers have turned over the ball four times, and North Carolina has recorded six turnovers.
That said, how do you think Virginia will perform in Chapel Hill? As always, feel free to expand on your vote in the comments section below and/or e-mail me your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.