Live Blog: UVA football in key game at ACC rival Duke

uva-duke-headerUVA (4-2, 2-0 ACC) travels to Duke (5-1, 1-1 ACC) today for a key ACC contest. The ‘Hoos are alone atop the ACC Coastal Division standings after home wins over Louisville (23-21, Sept. 13) and Pitt (24-19, Oct. 4). Duke, the defending Coastal champ, is coming off a 31-25 win at Georgia Tech last weekend. The Blue Devils have won five of the last six in the series with UVA.

Augusta Free Press will be in the press box at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C., for today’s game. Join AFP editor Chris Graham and contributor Jerry Carter on our live game blog during the game, and then check back after the game for postgame coverage of both locker rooms.

 

AFP coverage of UVA-Duke:

How does UVA football match up with defending ACC Coastal champ Duke?
UVA (4-2, 2-0 ACC) is the upstart in the Coastal Division, picked seventh and last in the Coastal Division by the writers in the preseason ACC poll, but the ‘Hoos are alone at the top of the Coastal with wins over Louisville and Pitt, and after coming into the season with coach Mike London on the hottest of hot seats, the focus now isn’t on the coach and his job status, but on the chances that Virginia has to play in the postseason.

Press Conference: UVA coach Mike London
UVA football coach Mike London talks with members of the news media in his weekly press conference.

–  UVA Sports Today: Getting you ready for the big football game at Duke
UVA football is getting ready for a pivotal game on Saturday at Duke. UVA Sports Today with host Jeff Fife and AugustaFree Press editor Chris Graham gets you ready for the game, previews the second half of the 2014 football season, then switches gears and talks UVA basketball to wrap up a busy week.

 

 Virginia at Duke • #UVAvsDUKE
Date/TimeSat., Oct. 18, 2014 | 12:30 p.m.
LocationDurham, N.C.Wallace Wade Stadium (33,941)
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Coach London Weekly Press Conference Transcript

Virginia Hits the Road for ACC Tilt at Duke
Virginia returns to action after its first of two bye weeks this season. The Cavaliers are in first place in the ACC Coastal Division and travel to division rival Duke on Saturday. The 66th meeting in the series with the Blue Devils will be for key positioning in the league standings.

Virginia vs. Duke
• The Cavaliers own a 33-32 all-time lead in the Duke series, which dates back to 1890.
• Virginia’s 2011 victory over Duke at Scott Stadium snapped a three-game winning streak in the series by the Blue Devils.
• After UVa won eight games in a row in the series, Duke has won five of the last six meetings.
• At one time Duke had a 12-game advantage in the series, but by winning 22 of the last 31 meetings since 1982 (51-17 DU win), UVa has taken the series lead.
• UVa head coach Mike London is 2-3 all-time against Duke. He was 1-0 as the head coach at Richmond and 1-3 in his three meetings as UVa’s head coach.

Last Meeting: 2013 (DU 35, UVa 22)
• UVa blew a 22-0 lead before falling to the Duke Blue Devils, 35-22, the last time these teams met.
• The Blue Devils converted four 4th-down plays in the second half to come all the way back, and their defense held the Cavaliers to five straight three-and-outs.
Virginia gained just seven yards in the third quarter.
Kevin Parks ran for two touchdowns and caught a scoring pass for Virginia, but it all came in the first half.
Virginia was rolling early. Cavaliers outgained Duke 175-45 in the first quarter, opening a 14-0 lead, and made it 22-0 with 5:49 remaining in the first half.
• An exchange of punts set Duke up at its 38. Anthony Boone had completions of 14 yards to Brandon Braxton and 25 yards to Braxton Deaver. That took it to the Virginia 19, and four plays later, Boone rolled right under pressure and hit Jamison Crowder between defenders for the touchdown with 0:46 remaining in the half.
Duke went on to score 28 points in the second half to secure the comeback win.
Henry Coley led UVa with 14 tackles.
Anthony Harris had one interception, starting his UVa record streak of five straight games with at least one pick.

 
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