CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- It's officially game week for the Virginia Cavaliers football team. 

The Hoos are five days away from taking the field for their season opener against No. 12 Tennessee and with classes now in session and anticipation for a new season growing, head coach Tony Elliott wants his players to remember the habits they established during fall camp. 

"That was my number one talking point at the end of practice," Elliott said. "The momentum that we've generated here in fall camp. Can we continue to build upon that momentum as we get into the season where you have school and other distractions? You've got relationships, family, personal coming into the mix whereas in the last 18-19 days, we had them captive." 

To the other side world, many see this game as a tall task facing a nationally-ranked opponent to begin the season, but recent memory is on the Cavalier's side. The team haven't lost an opener since 2017 

"As I like to tell them simplify your life," he said. Keep it simple so that we can build upon the momentum that we created as a team both in the locker room on the field, but also from a knowledge standpoint."