The Duke Blue Devils started their season off with a UVA-like loss against Richmond (another FCS team!) 24-16. Then they bounced back with a 35-19 win over Army led by two different quarterbacks throwing TDs. The Devils returned to their old selves, losing 44-16 to the Kansas Jayhawks and Super-QB Todd Reesing. Duke is yet another team that boasts a win, but could also give UVA theirs.
UVA looked halfway decent in their defeat to Southern Miss, scoring consistently until when it really mattered. Quarterback Jameel Sewell looked like his old self as he had success running and throwing the football. With Mikel Simpson returning from missing that game and Freshman Torey Mack getting a fair amount of touches the running game should be able to keep up with the aerial assault. UVA looks to be improving, but that all depends on their belief in them selves and their confidence staying intact throughout what could be a hard season.
The best I can hope for from the Cavs is a win or two, possibly one against one of the two teams above and one upset somewhere along the way. With coach Al Groh on the hot seat and Sewell playing his last year of college football, they will both be desperate for success, although they might not get it.
To answer my own question, it can't get much worse. The new-look offense looks great, and the pressure is on. Look for UVA to play every down like it's their last and emerge from the season in much better form then they started it.