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The University of Virginia football team has one of the most embarrassing streaks in all of college football, and somehow it's not the 14 straight losses to rival Virginia Tech.


The only thing worse than losing is doing so in front of a packed house -- something UVA has been very good at recently. The Cavaliers have lost 10 straight games in front of a crowd of 55,000 or more. For reference, Scott Stadium, where Virginia plays its home games, has a capacity of 61,000. 


Here's the unfortunate list of losses:

  • 11/24/12 at Virginia Tech: 17-14 – Attendance: 65,632
  • 9/7/13 vs. Oregon: 59-10 – Attendance: 58,502
  • 9/20/14 at BYU: 41-33 – Attendance: 59,023
  • 11/8/14 at Florida State: 34-20 – Attendance: 82,325
  • 11/28/14 at Virginia Tech: 24-20 – Attendance: 60,431
  • 9/5/15 at UCLA: 34-16 – Attendance: 68,815
  • 9/12/15 vs. Notre Dame: 34-27 – Attendance: 58,200
  • 11/26/16 at Virginia Tech: 52-10 – Attendance: 63,120
  • 11/18/17 at Miami: 44-28 – Attendance: 63,415
  • 9/29/18 at NC State: 35-21 – Attendance: 57,600


​What stings even worse is the fact that three of those games are against Virginia Tech, and a loss on Friday would increase Virginia's Commonwealth Cup losing streak to 15. UVA was sitting at 6-2 and were ranked as high as No. 23 in the nation just a few short weeks ago, but losses to Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech have derailed their season a bit.

With more than 55,000 expected to be in attendance on Saturday, a Cavaliers win would not only end two awful losing streaks, but it would also end the Hokies' 24-year streak of making a bowl game. Now that would be the proverbial cherry on top for the Virginia football program. 


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