Watch UNC vs. Virginia, the South’s Oldest Rivalry, LIVE on WGNT

Posted at 10:53 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 22:31:52-04

Bryce Perkins of the Virginia Cavaliers looks to pass. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The South’s Oldest Rivalry comes to WGNT Saturday.

In the second-longest series in major college football history, Virginia (5-and-2 overall, 3-and-1 ACC) and North Carolina (1-and-5 overall, 1-and-3 ACC) will meet for the 123rd time in the South’s Oldest Rivalry, a series that began in 1892. The game kicks off at 12:20 p.m. from Scott Stadium in Charlottesville and will be broadcast live on WGNT in Hampton Roads.

The two schools have met every season since 1919 and there have been only four seasons since 1900 when they did not meet (1906, 1909 and 1917-18, when football was postponed at both schools because of World War I).

Teams (Date of 2018 Meeting) Games 1st Game
1. Minnesota/Wisconsin (Nov. 24) 127 1890
2. Virginia/North Carolina (Oct. 27) 123* 1892
Miami (Ohio)/Cincinnati (Sept. 8) 123 1888
4. Auburn/Georgia (Nov. 10) 121 1892
Oregon/Oregon State (Nov. 23) 121 1894
6. Cal/Stanford (Nov. 17) 120 1892
Indiana/Purdue (Nov. 24) 120 1891
Kansas/Missouri 120 1891
9. Texas/Texas A&M 118 1894
Army/Navy (Dec. 8) 118 1890
11. Nebraska/Kansas 117 1892

*- includes this week’s meeting

UVA is one victory shy of a sixth win and bowl eligibility. It would be the first time since 2005 that the ‘Hoos are bowl-eligible in back-to-back seasons. However, as The South’s Oldest Rivalry approaches, Virginia’s hopes are going north.

Head coach Bronco Mendenhall of the Virginia Cavaliers. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

“Yeah, last year’s certainly over, and I don’t see it nor has it really entered my mind as a point of reference,” UVA head football coach Bronco Mendenhall said. “This is a different team, a different season. Our entire focus is on how we play well enough to win our next game. Our team certainly doesn’t feel — and in visiting with them today, this isn’t to where one more is enough. They’re anxious to see how many and how strong they can finish. I think they’re very determined. I sense just more and more focus and intensity on helping our team continue to improve.”

Saturday’s game vs. UNC is the first of three straight home games for UVA.