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UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
2018 Football Quick Facts

A QUICK LOOK AT VIRGINIA
Location: Charlottesville, Va. 22904
Founded by: Thomas Jefferson, 1819
Enrollment: 22,805 (Undergraduate 16,034)
President: Dr. Teresa A. Sullivan
Athletics Director: Carla Williams
Faculty Athletics Rep: Carrie M. Heilman
Nicknames: Cavaliers, Wahoos, 'Hoos
Mascot: Cavalier
Colors: Orange & Blue
Song: Good Old Song
Affiliations: NCAA, Division I (FBS), Atlantic Coast Conference (Coastal Division)
Twitter: @UVAFootball, @VirginiaSports
PROGRAM HISTORY
First Year of Football: 1888 (2018 will be the 129th season) | 2018 Schedule
Total Number of Games: 1,302
All-Time Record: 651-603-48 | Season-by-Season
All-Time Winning Percentage: .51843318
Winning Seasons: 70
Losing Seasons: 50
.500 Season: 8
STADIUM
Stadium Complex: Carl Smith Center, Home of David A. Harrison Field at Scott Stadium
Official Capacity: 61,500
Largest Crowd: 64,947 - Aug. 30, 2008 (USC 52, UVA 7)
Playing Surface: Prescription Athletic Turf
Total Games Played at Site: 464
All-Time Stadium Record: 260-192-12 (.5733)
First Game at Site: Oct. 15, 1931 (VMI 18, UVA 3)
FOOTBALL INFORMATION
2017 Record: 6-7 | Season Statistics | Results
ACC Record (Finish): 3-5 (tied for fourth in Coastal Division)
Bowl Game:Military Bowl vs. Navy (L, 7-49)
Starters Returning: 14 (6 on offense, 8 on defense, plus punter, kicker, long snapper, holder)
Starters Lost: 8 (5 on offense, 3 on defense)
Lettermen Returning: 46 (19 offense, 22 defense, 5 specialists)
Lettermen Lost: 19 (12 offense, 7 defense)
Offensive Alignment: Multiple Formation
Defensive Alignment: 3-4
HEAD COACHES
Number of Coaches: 40
100+ Win Coaches: 1
Most Victories: 134 - George Welsh (1982-2000)
Best Winning Percentage: .727 - Art Guepe (1946-52)
Most Conference Wins: 85 - George Welsh
Longest Tenure: 19 seasons - George Welsh
Most Bowl Games: 12 - George Welsh
College Football Hall of Fame: 3 (Last in 2004)
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame: 1 (Last in 2009)
COACH BRONCO MENDENHALL
Seasons: 2016-Present (2018 will be his third season at UVA) - Bronco Mendenhall Bio
UVA Record: 8-17 (two seasons)
Overall Career Head Coaching Record: 107-60 (.641) - 167 games
Career Conference Record: 43-21 (.672) - 64 games
Career vs. Non-Conference Opponents: 64-39 (.621) - 103 games
Career vs. Ranked Opponents (AP poll): 6-21 (.222) - 27 games
UVA Record at Scott Stadium: 5-8 (two seasons)
UVA Record on the Road: 3-9 (two seasons)
UVA Record at Neutral Fields: 0-0 (two seasons)
Career Record in Bowl Games: 6-6 (.500) - 12 games
Twitter: @UVACoachBronco
UVA ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS
Main Office Phone: (434) 982-5500
Fax: (434) 982-5525
Scott Stadium Press Box: (434) 296-5910, (434) 295-2453
Assistant AD for Media Relations: Jim Daves  Office: (434) 243-2467 Email: jimdaves@virginia.edu  Twitter: @JimDaves
Primary Contact for Football: Vincent Briedis  Office: (434) 982-5533  Email: briedis@virginia.edu  Twitter: @VincentBriedis
Media Relations Mailing Address: P.O. Box 400853, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4853
Overnight Package Delivery: 295 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA 22904

 

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