With the big announcement this week that Virginia and Tennessee will face each other in Nashville to begin the 2023 college football season, UVA’s non-conference schedule for the next three seasons is now set:
- September 3rd: vs Richmond
- September 10th: In Illinois
- September 17: vs Old Dominion
- November 19: Opposite Coastal Carolina
- September 2: v Tennessee (Nashville)
- September 9: vs James Madison
- September 16: In Maryland
- TBA: opposite William and Mary
- August 31: vs Richmond
- September 14: vs. Maryland
- September 21: in Coastal Carolina
- November 16: In Notre Dame
Tony Elliott will have a great chance of getting some wins in his first season in Charlottesville. According to ESPN’s FPI rankings released earlier this week, Virginia’s schedule strength is ranked 74th in the country. UVA has the easiest schedule in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the second easiest schedule in all of Power Five football (credit to Danny Neckel on Twitter for looking up this stat).
who – which relatively easy The schedule begins with Virginia’s roster of four non-conference opponents this fall. UVA’s match against Coastal Carolina in late November will likely be the toughest of the bunch to win. The Chanticleers, led by 2020 Associated Press coach Jamie Chadwell, have set the record 22-3 in the last two seasons of the Sun Belt Conference.
Virginia will also visit Illinois as part of the Home and Home series. A road game in a Big Ten opponent isn’t a walk in the park, but Fighting Illini isn’t exactly a Big Ten class either, going 5-7 in 2021 including a 42-14 loss at Virginia. Illinois has not had a win since 2011. The Cavaliers will also host state opponents Old Dominion and Richmond this season.
With the exception of the Coastal Carolina game in November, UVA’s 2022 non-conference roster isn’t very exciting and certainly not the most difficult. That will change starting in 2023. Given the big games Tony Elliott used to coach during his time at Clemson, it’s no surprise that he made an immediate effort to put a big name on Virginia’s non-conference schedule. UVA will meet Tennessee at Nissan Stadium in Nashville to start the 2023 college football season. Playing an opponent from the SEC in what will essentially be a road game to start the season says a lot about Tony Elliott’s confidence in where his Virginia program will be in Year 2 This will be the first time the Cavaliers have faced an SEC opponent on a regular basis since 2003.
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In March, Virginia announced the scheduling of a game against James Madison, a long-awaited encounter between enemies of the Commonwealth who have not faced each other since 1983. The Cavaliers and Dukes will battle at Scott Stadium on September 9, 2023. UVA is also scheduled to play in Maryland in 2023, to renew the old rivalry with the Terrapins as the first part of the home and home series originally agreed between the two programs in January 2017, after Broncos Mendenhall finished his first match. The season at UVA. Virginia will also host William & Mary in 2023.
In 2024, the Cavaliers hosted Richmond in their in-state game without conferences. Virginia prepares to host Maryland to complete the Home and Home series as Terrapins come to Scott Stadium for the first time since 2012.
UVA will visit Conway, South Carolina on September 21 to play Coastal Carolina at Brooks Stadium. This is the second of a series of three games between Virginia and Coastal Carolina. The Chanticleers will return to Charlottesville to face the Cavaliers in 2025.
A trip to South Bend to face Notre Dame in November completes what should be another entertainment schedule and potentially non-conference in 2024 football in Virginia.
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