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.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

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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