Cavalier Football Notes: Duke
Virginia (3-2, 1-1) at Duke (2-3, 0-1)
Saturday, Oct. 5
Wallace Wade Stadium
VIRGINIA OPENS OCTOBER ON THE ROAD: The Cavaliers shoot for their fourth win in a row this Saturday against Duke at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C.
The Cavaliers have won 15 of the last 19 meetings and are one win away from drawing even against Duke, who holds a slim 27-26 advantage in a rivalry that dates back to the 19th century (1890). In fact, Duke is UVa’s second-oldest opponent this season. Oddly the honor doesn’t go to North Carolina or Virginia Tech, but to last week’s opponent- Wake Forest.
LAST WEEK: Virginia gained its first ACC win of the season with a thrilling 38-34 come-from-behind victory last Saturday at Wake Forest. The Cavaliers rallied from a 17-point deficit (34-17) midway through the third quarter to gain their first ACC road win in a year. The comeback is the second-greatest comeback in an ACC game in school history.
Duke erupted for a 43-17 win at Navy for its first road win in three years. The Blue Devils are 2-3 this season and are off to their best start since 1998.
TELEVISION: Saturday’s game will be televised on the ACC/JP Sports Network. Steve Martin calls the play-by-play, while Rick “Doc” Walker provides the color commentary. Mike Hogewood is the sideline reporter.
RADIO: All Virginia games are broadcast on the Virginia Sports Network, originating at WINA/WWWV in Charlottesville. Mac McDonald calls the play-by-play. He is joined in the broadcast booth by Frank Quayle, the 1968 ACC Football Player of the Year and one of 50 players named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team. Jed Williams provides sideline analysis.