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Virginia football notebook: Cavaliers' matchup with ODU will be in prime time

Virginia football notebook: Cavaliers' matchup with ODU will be in prime time

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Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall looks on during the third quarter against William & Mary at Scott Stadium.

Virginia will kick off its fourth straight prime time game next weekend when Old Dominion comes to town.

The contest in Scott Stadium will kick off at 7 p.m. on Sept. 21 and is going to be televised on ESPN2.

It’s the first meeting between the in-state programs. Old Dominion reinstated its football team in 2009, and the Monarchs made the jump to the FBS in 2014 as a member of Conference USA.

Old Dominion (1-1) is coming off a 31-17 loss to Virginia Tech and has its bye this week before making the trek from Norfolk to Charlottesville.

Reed earns ACC honors

For the second week in a row, the Virginia football team is home to the ACC’s specialist of the week.

Senior Joe Reed earned the honor after returning his only kickoff of the night Friday against William & Mary 100 yards for a touchdown, which gave the Cavaliers a 35-3 lead in the second quarter.

It is the third weekly accolade of Reed’s career. It was the fourth kickoff return for a touchdown of his career, which is a Virginia record. He also caught four passes against the Tribe, including a 40-yard touchdown.

Last week, Virginia kicker Brian Delaney was the ACC’s top specialist after connecting on 3-of-4 field goals against Pittsburgh, including one from 45 yards – one shy of his career record.

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