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Game Details
: Nov. 12, 2011
Time: 3 p.m.
Venue: David A. Harrison Field at Scott Stadium
Capacity: 61,500
Playing Surface: Grass
Series vs. Duke: UVa leads, 32-30
In Charlottesville: UVa leads, 17-11
Last Meeting: 2010 (@ Duke 55, UVa 48)

Television: ACC Regional Sports Networks (coverage)
Radio: Virginia Sports Radio Network (affiliates)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 136 | XM 191

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Rosters: Virginia | Duke
Game Notes: Virginia | Duke

Virginia Returns To Scott Stadium To Host Duke Saturday At 3 p.m.
• After two victories on the road at Miami and Maryland, Virginia returns to Scott Stadium on Saturday (Nov. 12) to host Duke in an Atlantic Coast Conference match-up. Kick-off is scheduled for 3 p.m., and the game will be televised on the ACC’s Regional Sports Networks (Comcast SportsNet in the Charlottesville area).

Virginia vs. Duke
• The Cavaliers own a 32-30 all-time lead in the Duke series, which dates back to 1890.
• After having an eight-game winning streak vs. Duke snapped in 2008, Virginia has now dropped three-consecutive contests to the Blue Devils, including a 55-48 decision in Durham, N.C., last season.
• At one time Duke had a 12-game advantage in the series, but by winning 21 of the last 28 meetings since 1982, UVa has taken the series lead.

More On Virginia-Duke Series
• Duke is Virginia’s oldest opponent (1890) this season; North Carolina is the second oldest (1892).
• Virginia has played 62 games vs. Duke – fifth most among all UVa opponents (UNC, VT, VMI, MD).
• The teams have played every year since 1963.
• This series, as well as the ones with Georgia Tech and Wake Forest, are the only ACC series of .500 or better for UVa.

Offense Typically Excels vs. Blue Devils
• The Cavaliers have put up some impressive offensive performances against Duke in the recent past, and last year was no exception.
• Virginia has scored at least 30 points in 16 of the last 28 meetings against the Blue Devils and topped 40 points six times.
• In the last 21 games, UVa is out-scoring Duke, 648-318.
• Last season vs. Duke, Virginia’s 48 points were the most scored in a UVa loss and there were 103 combined points between the two teams – at the time it was the second-highest combined total in ACC history.
• UVa quarterback Marc Verica set the school record for passing yards – 417 yards.

Cavaliers End November Doldrums
• With its 31-13 victory at Maryland on Nov. 5, Virginia ended a 13-game losing streak in the month of November. UVa’s previous November triumph was a 48-0 victory at Miami in 2007.

UVa is Bowl Eligible For First Time Since 2007
• With its sixth win of the season, Virginia is bowl eligible for the first time since 2007.
• Virginia has won three road games in 2011, the most since winning four in 2007.

Virginia Rushing Game Continues To Produce
• Virginia is averaging 190.1 rushing yards per game. That number is the second-highest amount put up by the Cavaliers in the past 12 seasons. During that time only the 2004 team (242.8) had a higher rushing average than this current 2011 squad.
• Virginia rushed for 1,672 yards in 2010 through 12 games. Thus far through nine games UVa has rushed for 1,711 yards, surpassing its 2010 total and matching the most team rushing yards since 2005 (also 1,711 yards).

Jones Continues To Put Up Impressive Numbers in 2011
• Jones has 782 rushing yards in 2011, needing only 218 more rushing yards to become the first Cavalier since Alvin Pearman (1,037) in 2004 to rush for at least 1,000 yards in a season. He would become only the second Cavalier to reach the milestone in a season in the past 11 seasons.
• Jones needs 168 rushing yards to pass John Papit’s (949) total from 1950 and into the Top 15 in the UVa annals for rushing yards in a season.
• Jones has 1,106 all-purpose yards through the first nine games of the season. That number matches exactly Jones’ team best total in 2010 in 12 games. Jones’ next all-purpose yard will automatically be UVa’s best number since Alvin Pearman led the ACC in 2004 with 1,938.
• With 2,500 all-purpose yards in his career, Jones needs 341 more all-purpose yards to crack the all-time Top 15 at UVa, passing Ken Merritt (2,840).
• Jones is a perfect 3-for-3 registering a first down when rushing on fourth down, tops on the team.
• For his career, Jones has 1,437 career rushing yards.
• That total ranks No. 27 on the all-time UVa list. Next up at No. 26 is Kevin Morgan with 1,504 yards.

Rocco Approaching 2,000 Passing Yards
• Michael Rocco has 1,862 career passing yards, needing only 138 passing yards to become the 20th QB in program history with 2,000 career yards passing.
• Rocco needs 341 more passing yards to pass the 2008 total from Marc Verica (2,037) and into the Top 15 in the UVa record book for passing yards in a season.
• Rocco’s 307 passing yards against Maryland is the 35th time a UVa quarterback has passed for at least 300 yards.
• Rocco needs 362 yards of total offense to jump past Scott Gardner (2,120) into the Top 15 all-time at UVa in total offense for a season.

Burd and Smith First Receivers with 100 yards in same game since ‘96
• Kris Burd (112) and Tim Smith (101) against Maryland became the first UVa receiving duo to collect over 100 receiving yards in the same game since Terrence Wilkins (141) and Kevin Coffey (111) did so against Virginia Tech in 1998.

Third Down Defense
• UVa is No. 2 in the ACC and No. 19 nationally in third down defense, limiting opponents to a 32.9 percent (45-of-137) success rate on third down.

Defending the Rushing TD
• UVa has surrendered six rushing TDs, which is currently tied for the third-fewest in program history. Top 10 in school history:
1. 2 – 1941
2. 4 – 1944
3. 6 – 2011

6 – 1945
6 – 1939
6. 7 – 1949
7. 8 – 2008
8 – 1952
8 – 1947
10. 9 – 1994
9 – 1970
9 – 1951
9 – 1950

McLeod’s Three Interceptions at Maryland Most Since 1996
• Rodney McLeod intercepted three passes at Maryland on Nov. 5. He became the first Cavalier to intercept three passes in a game since current assistant coach Anthony Poindexter against NC State in 1996.
• McLeod has a team-best four INTs on the season and six for his career.
• He is the fourth FBS player this season to record three interceptions in a single game.

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