There was no way to go but up for the Virginia Cavaliers football program. In 2013, the Wahoos finished with a 2-10 overall record, including a dreadful 0-8 ACC record. So up they went, starting out 4-2 in 2014, with wins over No. 21-ranked Louisville and ACC foe Pittsburgh.
Although the rest of the season didn’t pan out, going 1-5 the rest of the way, it was an impressive step for a defeated program only two seasons ago. Virginia was in mostly every game, losing to Duke by seven, UNC by one, Florida State by 14, Virginia Tech by four, and even defeating Miami (FL) in the second-to-last game of the season.
With an already-established basketball program and a football squad that’s on the rise, it’s an opportune time for alumni and out-of-town Cavaliers fans to book flights to Richmond through Hipmunk.com to be just an hour away from the Wahoos’ campus. Enjoy an entire weekend at the old stomping grounds by reserving hotels in Richmond through Hipmunk, with three options starting from less than $80 per night.
Virginia’s opponents will continue to be of the highest quality as a member of the ACC. Below are a few of the most expensive Virginia Cavaliers tickets on the secondary market according to TiqIQ.com, sorted by highest average ticket price.
Most Expensive: 11/7/2015 | Miami Hurricanes vs. Virginia Cavaliers | Sun Life Stadium | Average Price: $191.15 | Get-in Price: $27
Virginia lost four straight to Duke, UNC, Georgia Tech and Florida State before picking up the aforementioned win against Miami at Scott Stadium. Virginia’s defense was outstanding, giving up a first-quarter touchdown pass and then shutting out the Canes the rest of the way. Virginia held Duke Johnson in check, limiting the now-NFL running back to 88 yards on 15 carries. Miami will look to avenge last year’s upset on their home field this season.
9/12/2015 | Virginia Cavaliers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish | Scott Stadium | Average Price: $129.96 | Get-in Price: $53
The marquee home matchup for Virginia is when they host one of college football’s most recognizable programs in Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish have championship aspirations on their mind and will face a tough Cavaliers defense during this early-season matchup. It’ll be the second ever meeting between the two teams, and first ever in Charlottesville.
11/14/2015 | Louisville Cardinals vs. Virginia Cavaliers | Papa John’s Cardinals Stadium | Average Price: $129.47 | Get-in Price: $75
Virginia’s best win of last season was against the Cardinals, who will get the chance to make up for it at home this season. Virginia’s defense led the way in 2014, as they did in most games, holding the Cardinals’ offense to only seven points heading into the fourth quarter. They hung on for a 23-21 victory after Louisville’s rally fell just short.