2018 Virginia Cavaliers football
Belk Bowl champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2018 record8–5 (4–4 ACC)
Head coachBronco Mendenhall (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorRobert Anae (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorNick Howell (3rd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorKelly Poppinga (1st as co-DC; 3rd overall season)
Home stadiumScott Stadium
(Capacity: 61,500)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →

Template:2018 ACC football standings The 2018 Virginia Cavaliers football team represents the University of Virginia during the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cavaliers are led by third-year head coach Bronco Mendenhall and play their home games at Scott Stadium. They compete as a member of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Previous season[edit | edit source]

Virginia ended the 2017 season with a 6–7 overall record, 3–5 in the ACC, to finish in a tie for fourth place in the ACC Coastal Division. They were invited to the Military Bowl, where they were defeated by Navy.

Preseason[edit | edit source]

Award watch lists[edit | edit source]

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Chuck Bednarik Award[1] Juan Thornhill S SR
Fred Biletnikoff Award[2] Olamide Zaccheaus RB SR
Bronko Nagurski Trophy[3] Juan Thornhill S SR
Paul Hornung Award[4] Joe Reed WR/KR JR
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award[5] Bryce Perkins QB JR

ACC media poll[edit | edit source]

The ACC media poll was released on July 24, 2018.

Media poll (Coastal)
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Miami 998 (122)
2 Virginia Tech 838 (16)
3 Georgia Tech 654 (8)
4 Duke 607 (1)
5 Pittsburgh 420
6 North Carolina 370 (1)
7 Virginia 257

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 p.m.Richmond*ACCN ExtraW 42–1340,524
September 87:30 p.m.at Indiana*BTNL 16–2035,492
September 154:15 p.m.vs. Ohio*ESPN2W 45–315,438
September 2212:30 p.m.Louisville
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
ACCRSNW 27–334,446
September 2912:20 p.m.at NC StateRaycomL 21–3557,600
October 137:00 p.m.No. 16 Miami (FL)dagger
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
ESPN2W 16–1342,393
October 2012:30 p.m.at DukeACCRSNW 28–1420,277
October 2712:20 p.m.North Carolina
RaycomW 31–2143,000
November 27:30 p.m.PittsburghNo. 23
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
ESPN2L 13–2336,256
November 103:00 p.m.Liberty*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
ACCRSNW 45–2441,485
November 173:30 p.m.at Georgia TechACCRSNL 27–30 OT37,543
November 233:30 p.m.at Virginia TechABCL 31–34 OT60,776
December 2912:00 p.m.vs. South Carolina*ABCW 28–0 48,263
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Roster[edit | edit source]

2018 Virginia Cavaliers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 63 Fannin, TylerTyler Fannin 10px Fr
C, OG 77 Fieler, JakeJake Fieler Sr
FB Crawford, DylanDylan Crawford Fr
FB 10 Peacock, JamariJamari Peacock So
FB 90 Yavinsky, AndrewAndrew Yavinsky RFr
HB 80 Kemp, BillyBilly Kemp Fr
HB 4 Zaccheaus, OlamideOlamide Zaccheaus Sr
OG 65 Knutson, BenBen Knutson So
OG 78 Proctor, R.J.R.J. Proctor Jr
OL, LS Moore, DanielDaniel Moore Fr
OL 71 Applefield, MarcusMarcus Applefield Sr
OL Bissinger, JoeJoe Bissinger Fr
OL 67 Devine, DerekDerek Devine Fr
OL 70 Haskins, BobbyBobby Haskins Fr
OL Keenan, JackJack Keenan Fr
OL Mariteragi, MicahMicah Mariteragi Fr
OL Oluwatimi, VictorVictor Oluwatimi RFr
OL 53 Vollmer, GerrikGerrik Vollmer RFr
OL 66 Weisz, MartinMartin Weisz Fr
OT 54 Nelson, RyanRyan Nelson RFr
OT 64 Trent, BenBen Trent So
OT 69 Glaser, ChrisChris Glaser So
OT 79 Reinkensmeyer, DillonDillon Reinkensmeyer So
OT 72 Swoboda, RyanRyan Swoboda RFr
OT 74 Bischoff, RyanRyan Bischoff Jr
QB, LS 99 Spaziani, JoeJoe Spaziani Sr
QB 98 Armstrong, BrennanBrennan Armstrong Fr
QB Hillerich, TristanTristan Hillerich RFr
QB Kitts, T.J.T.J. Kitts RFr
QB Moore, DaJuanDaJuan Moore Fr
QB 3 Perkins, BryceBryce Perkins Jr
QB 36 Stone, LindellLindell Stone So
RB 75 Hill IV, WebsterWebster Hill IV Fr
RB Jones, ChrisChris Jones Fr
RB 92 Jones, PerrisPerris Jones Fr
RB 88 Zollar, JustinJustin Zollar Jr
TB 25 Atkins, LamontLamont Atkins So
TB 1 Ellis, JordanJordan Ellis Sr
TB 6 Kier, PKPK Kier So
TB 31 Sharp, ChrisChris Sharp Jr
TB Taulapapa, WayneWayne Taulapapa Fr
TE 46 Butts, EvanEvan Butts Sr
TE 44 Cowley, TannerTanner Cowley Jr
WR 85 Blackman, ColeCole Blackman So
WR 82 Burton, RiahRiah Burton RFr
WR 19 Davis, ChuckChuck Davis So
WR 8 Dubois, HasiseHasise Dubois Jr
WR Eilers, ShaneShane Eilers RFr
WR 86 Gardner, RossRoss Gardner Sr
WR 18 Hogg, BenBen Hogg Sr
WR 84 Jana, TerrellTerrell Jana So
WR 27 Kelly, TavaresTavares Kelly Fr
WR Khokhar, ZainZain Khokhar Sr
WR 83 Mitchell, HaydenHayden Mitchell RFr
WR 86 Obasi, UgoUgo Obasi Fr
WR Pratt, DarnellDarnell Pratt RFr
WR 2 Reed, JoeJoe Reed Jr
WR Theork-Youmans, WoobyWooby Theork-Youmans Fr
WR White, BrandonBrandon White Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB Baker, JaylonJaylon Baker Fr
CB Chichester, MarkMark Chichester Fr
CB 41 Crowell, GermaneGermane Crowell Injured RFr
CB 20 Grant, NickNick Grant So
CB 34 Hall, BryceBryce Hall Jr
CB 5 Harris, TimTim Harris Sr
CB 30 Robinson, MylesMyles Robinson Jr
DB 32 Bratton, DarriusDarrius Bratton So
DB, WR Clifford, JoshJosh Clifford Fr
DB, WR 15 Cross, De'VanteDe'Vante Cross So
DB 14 Rolle, DonovanDonovan Rolle RFr
DB 23 Smith, ShawnShawn Smith RFr
DB 93 White, JosephJoseph White Fr
DE 16 Burney, RichardRichard Burney 10px Jr
DE 91 Alonso, MandyMandy Alonso So
DE 88 Crutchfield, OsirisOsiris Crutchfield So
DL 61 Buell, IsaacIsaac Buell RFr
DL 50 Christ, TommyTommy Christ RFr
DL 94 Faumui, AaronAaron Faumui Fr
DL 76 Redmond, JordanJordan Redmond Fr
DL 62 Reed, SamsonSamson Reed Fr
DL Smith, ChristianChristian Smith Fr
DL Storm, TrevorTrevor Storm Fr
DL Thompson, DylanDylan Thompson Fr
DT 58 Hanback, EliEli Hanback Jr
FS 28 Nelson, BrentonBrenton Nelson So
FS 29 Blount, JoeyJoey Blount So
ILB Chenault, ParkerParker Chenault Fr
ILB 17 Cook, MalcolmMalcolm Cook Injured Sr
ILB 45 Kellam, ReedReed Kellam Jr
ILB 37 Mack, JordanJordan Mack Jr
ILB 55 McDonald, MikeyMikey McDonald Sr
ILB 9 Sheppard, DominicDominic Sheppard Injured Jr
ILB 22 Snyder, RobertRobert Snyder So
ILB 40 Stalker, C.J.C.J. Stalker Sr
LB Clark, EvanEvan Clark Fr
LB 51 Garrett, JavarJavar Garrett Fr
LB 57 Harrison, T.C.T.C. Harrison Fr
LB 52 Misch, GrantGrant Misch Fr
LB 33 Zandier, ZaneZane Zandier So
OLB 43 Brown, ElliottElliott Brown So
OLB 59 Bryant, DreDre Bryant So
OLB 60 Dixon, ColinColin Dixon RFr
OLB 56 Gahm, MattMatt Gahm So
OLB 38 Paul, GladimirGladimir Paul Jr
OLB 13 Peace, ChrisChris Peace Sr
OLB, FS 7 Moore, ChrisChris Moore Injured Jr
OLB 11 Snowden, CharlesCharles Snowden So
OLB 42 Taylor, NoahNoah Taylor Fr
S Klein, DarrenDarren Klein Fr
S 96 Lytle, ColeCole Lytle Fr
S Vladic, VinnieVinnie Vladic Fr
SS 21 Thornhill, JuanJuan Thornhill Sr
SS 39 Epps, CJCJ Epps Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Collins, JackJack Collins Fr
K 26 Delaney, BrianBrian Delaney So
PK 95 Mejia, A.J.A.J. Mejia So
PK 89 Pearson, HunterHunter Pearson Fr
P 47 Coleman, LesterLester Coleman Sr
PK, P 81 Griffin, NashNash Griffin So
PK, P Horng, JerryJerry Horng Fr
LS Dudley, LeeLee Dudley Fr
LS Finkelston, TuckerTucker Finkelston Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2018-07-27

Depth chart[edit | edit source]

Defensive Starters
[2]


FS
Joey Blount
De'Vante Cross


WLB BLB MLB SLB
Chris Peace Malcolm Cook Jordan Mack {{{LOLB_Starter}}}
Matt Gahm Rob Snyder Zane Zandier {{{LOLB_Backup}}}
C.J. Stalker
SABRE
Juan Thornhill
Brenton Nelson
CB
Tim Harris
Darius Bratton


DE NT DE
Mandy Alonso Eli Hanback Aaron Faumui
Aaron Faumui Jordan Redmond Tommy Christ
Dylan Thompson
CB
Bryce Hall
Nick Grant
Offensive Starters
[3]
WR (X)
Joe Reed
Ben Hogg
Cole Blackman
WR
Olamide Zaccheaus
Tavares Kelly
Chuck Davis
LT LG C RG RT
Ryan Nelson R.J. Proctor Dillon Reinkensmeyer Jake Fieler Marcus Appliefield
Bobby Haskins Chris Glaser Gerrik Vollmer Ben Knutson Ryan Swoboda
TE
Evan Butts
Tanner Cowley
WR (Y)
Hasise Dubois
Terrell Jana
Ugo Obasi
QB
Bryce Perkins
Brennan Armstrong
Lindell Stone
Key Reserves
KO Brian Delaney
BB Jamari Peacock
BB Chris Sharp



RB
Jordan Ellis
PK Kier
Lamont Atkins
Special Teams
PK Brian Delaney
PK Hunter Pearson
P Lester Coleman
KR Joe Reed
KR PK Kier
PR Chuck Davis
PR Tavares Kelly
LS Joe Spaziani
H Nash Griffin


Game summaries[edit | edit source]

Richmond[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spiders 10 0 3 0 13
Cavaliers 14 14 7 7 42



Overall record Last meeting Result
28–3–2 2016 L 20–37

at Indiana[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 9 0 7 0 16
Hoosiers 13 7 0 0 20



Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2017 L 17–34

vs Ohio[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 7 14 7 3 31
Cavaliers 21 17 0 7 45



Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1993 W 41–7

Louisville[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 3 0 3
Cavaliers 0 6 7 14 27



Overall record Last meeting Result
2–4 2017 L 21–38

at NC State[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 7 0 7 7 21
Wolfpack 3 17 7 8 35



Overall record Last meeting Result
22–34–1 2012 W 33–6

Miami (FL)[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 16 Hurricanes 0 6 0 7 13
Cavaliers 0 13 0 3 16



Overall record Last meeting Result
6–9 2017 L 28–44

at Duke[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 7 7 6 8 28
Blue Devils 0 0 7 7 14



Overall record Last meeting Result
36–33 2017 W 28–21

North Carolina[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 7 7 0 7 21
Cavaliers 14 3 7 7 31



Overall record Last meeting Result
54–64–4 2017 W 20–14

Pittsburgh[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 7 0 7 9 23
No. 23 Cavaliers 7 3 0 3 13



Overall record Last meeting Result
3–7 2017 L 14–31

Liberty[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Flames 7 10 7 0 24
Cavaliers 14 10 14 7 45



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Georgia Tech[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 14 7 0 6 27
Yellow Jackets 13 3 0 11 30



Overall record Last meeting Result
19–20–1 2017 W 40–36

at Virginia Tech[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 0 0 14 17 31
Hokies 0 14 3 14 34



Overall record Last meeting Result
37–57–5 2017 L 0–10

vs. South Carolina (Belk Bowl)[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Gamecocks 0 0 0 0 0
Cavaliers 7 7 7 7 28



Overall record Last meeting Result
13–21 2003 L 7–31

Rankings[edit | edit source]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV 23 NR NR NR NR NR  
Coaches NR NR NR NR RV NR NR RV RV 22 NR RV RV NR NR  
CFP Not released 25 NR NR NR NR NR Not released


2019 NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
2 63 Juan Thornhill S Kansas City Chiefs
6 198 Tim Harris CB San Francisco 49ers

References[edit | edit source]


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