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CHARLOTTESVILLE — The rain kept causing the cellphone service to drop, freezing the picture as Mekhi Becton’s parents tried to watch their son’s football game against Indiana State two weeks ago. When the feed returned, they saw Becton, a sophomore right tackle, sitting on the Louisville bench with the team’s celebratory touchdown boxing gloves — an homage to Muhammed Ali — draped around his neck.

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We have a full slate of games to pick this week, following last week’s turbulent, hurricane-reduced slate. All three of our pickers expect No. 13 Virginia Tech to roll in Norfolk against Old Dominion, but two other games – Louisville at Virginia and Notre Dame at Wake Forest – drew some differing opinions.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia opens ACC play Saturday by hosting Louisville, a team it’s dropped its last three meetings with. Both teams are remaking their offenses this season. At U.Va., the system has been built around the dual-threat skills of new quarterback Bryce Perkins.