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1968 Virginia Cavaliers football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1968 record7–3 (3–2 ACC)
Head coachGeorge Blackburn (4th season)
CaptainRichard Brand, Clyde Arnette[1]
Home stadiumScott Stadium
(Capacity: 23,848)
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
NC State 6 1 0     6 4 0
Clemson 4 1 1     4 5 1
Virginia 3 2 0     7 3 0
South Carolina 4 3 0     4 6 0
Duke 3 4 0     4 6 0
Wake Forest 2 3 1     2 7 1
Maryland 2 5 0     2 8 0
North Carolina 1 6 0     3 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[2]

The 1968 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia during the 1968 NCAA University Division football season. The Cavaliers were led by fourth-year head coach George Blackburn and played their home games at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in third. Virginia's record of 7–3 represented the school's best record and first winning season since 1952, and the school's best finish in conference since joining the ACC in 1954.[3] The team's star was running back Frank Quayle, who set the conference single-season rushing record with 1,213 yards and was named ACC Player of the Year.[4] Blackburn was named ACC Coach of the Year.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 21at No. 1 Purdue*L 6–44
September 28VMI*W 47–0
October 5Davidson*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 41–14
October 12at DukeW 50–20
October 19at NC StateL 0–19
October 26at Navy*W 24–0
November 2South Carolina
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
L 28–49
November 9at North CarolinaW 41–6
November 16Tulane*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 63–47
November 23Maryland
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA (rivalry)
W 28–23
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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