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1979 Virginia Cavaliers football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1979 record6–5 (1–4 ACC)
Head coachDick Bestwick (4th season)
CaptainSteve Potter, Michael Newhall[1]
Home stadiumScott Stadium
(Capacity: 37,273)
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
NC State 5 1 0     7 4 0
Clemson 4 2 0     8 4 0
Maryland 4 2 0     7 4 0
Wake Forest 3 2 0     8 4 0
#15 North Carolina 3 3 0     8 3 1
Virginia 1 4 0     6 5 0
Duke 0 6 0     2 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Cavaliers were led by fourth-year head coach Dick Bestwick and played their home games at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in sixth.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 8Richmond*W 31–0
September 15at No. 19 NC StateL 27–31
September 22VMI*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 19–0
September 29Duke
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 30–12
October 6at ClemsonL 7–17
October 13James Madison*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 69–9
October 20at No. 20 Navy*L 10–17
November 3at Georgia*W 31–0
November 10Virginia Tech*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA (Rivalry)
W 20–18
November 17North Carolina
L 7–13
November 24at MarylandL 7–17
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

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