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Preview: In quest to snap UNC's streak, UVa faces interesting test

Reeling at 1-5 overall, the Heels could be dangerous foe for UVa this weekend.

After winning its ACC opener last weekend, UVa heads to Chapel Hill on Saturday for its first road game in league play when the Hoos take on North Carolina (3:30 p.m., RSN). The Cavaliers (4-1, 1-0 ACC) will be looking to build on their nice start to the season in hopes of moving within one game of bowl eligibility for the first time since the end of the 2014 season.

In order to do that, the Wahoos will have to do something they haven’t done since 2009: Beat North Carolina, one of their oldest rivals. The Tar Heels have taken the last seven meetings against the Cavaliers after UVa had a long string of success in the series going back to the early 1980s. UNC didn’t win in Charlottesville from 1981 until breaking that streak in 2010, and it’s been all Heels since.

Part of the reason for Carolina's recent run is because the Heels have simply been the better program over the past decade. Carolina played for the ACC Championship just two seasons ago and has been consistently successful under Larry Fedora.

But this season has seen a reversal of fortune for the Tar Heels, who head into Saturday’s tilt with a 1-5 overall record and a 0-3 mark in ACC play. UNC's lone win of the season came at Old Dominion and the Heels have yet to win a game in front of their home fans.

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