2005 Virginia Cavaliers football team

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2005 Virginia Cavaliers football
Virginia Cavaliers text logo.svg
Music City Bowl champion
Music City Bowl, W 34–31 vs. Minnesota
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Division Coastal
2005 record 7–5 (3–5 ACC)
Head coach Al Groh (5th year)
Offensive coordinator Ron Prince (3rd year)
Defensive coordinator Al Golden (5th year)
Home stadium Scott Stadium
(Capacity: 61,500)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
#23 Florida State xy$   5 3         8 5  
#18 Boston College x   5 3         9 3  
#21 Clemson   4 4         8 4  
Wake Forest   3 5         4 7  
NC State   3 5         7 5  
Maryland   3 5         5 6  
Coastal Division
#7 Virginia Tech x   7 1         11 2  
#17 Miami   6 2         9 3  
Georgia Tech   5 3         7 5  
North Carolina   4 4         5 6  
Virginia   3 5         7 5  
Duke   0 8         1 10  

Championship: Florida State 27, Virginia Tech 22
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Al Groh. They played their home games at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 6:30 PM Western Michigan* No. 23 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ESPN360 W 31–19   61,244
September 17 12:00 PM at Syracuse* No. 20 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN2 W 27–24   40,027
September 24 3:30 PM Duke No. 19 Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA ESPN360 W 38–7   61,021
October 1 12:00 PM at Maryland No. 18 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD (Rivalry) JPS L 33–45   52,656
October 8 1:00 PM at No. 17 Boston College No. 25 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ABC L 17–28   35,286
October 15 8:00 PM No. 5 Florida Statedagger Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA (Jefferson-Eppes Trophy) ESPN W 26–21   63,106
October 22 12:00 PM at North Carolina No. 24 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC (South's Oldest Rivalry) JPS L 5–7   52,000
November 5 3:30 PM Temple* Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA W 51–3   57,060
November 12 3:30 PM No. 24 Georgia Tech Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA ABC W 27–17   60,061
November 19 12:00 PM No. 6 Virginia Tech Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA (Commonwealth Cup) ESPN L 14–52   63,344
November 26 3:30 PM at No. 10 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL ABC L 17–25   37,629
December 30 12:00 PM vs. Minnesota* LP FieldNashville, TN (Music City Bowl) ESPN W 34–31   40,519
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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