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Virginia vs. Duke
Nov. 12, 2011
Duke Player Quotes

Junior wide receiver Conner Vernon
On the game:

“It was one of those games where we fought and fought and we just couldn’t finish it in the end. There’s not much to say about this game. Again, it’s one of those games where we didn’t finish and we left a lot of plays on the field where we didn’t finish them.”

On teammate Donovan Varner having 132 receiving yards this game:
“It just goes to show what kind of player he is and showed what hard work could do for you. It was a big time hustle that he accomplished today. I couldn’t be happier for him. I’m just upset we couldn’t finish up this season for our seniors, including him. I just wanted them to go to a bowl game, but it is what it is.”

On staying motivated for the rest of the season:
“You just have to take it one game at a time. We just go out there and try to dominate our opponent each and every week. Our motivation for these seniors is to finish out strong.”

Senior wide receiver Donovan Varner
On having 132 receiving yards:

“It hasn’t really settled in yet, but I’m sure it will kick in. It is an amazing feat for me, and I could not have done it without my team, coaches, and everyone else who supported me through football. It’s a great feeling.”

On thinking it was possible to have 132 receiving yards in one game in his football career:
“No, I never thought about it. I’m sure everyone has dreams to break records, but it was not something I focused on.”

On the catch made over the middle for a touchdown:
“I caught it and I broke a tackle. After that I was just all out and just tried to get to the end zone. I didn’t think I would come free like that, but it happened.”

Redshirt Freshman linebacker C.J. France
On the game:

“Today just kind of made a difference for them. They made big plays and kept the ball alive when they needed to. On both sides of the ball they played hard and we played hard.”

On Virginia’s offense:
“I don’t feel like there was a problem on the ground. They just made a couple big plays. They had a good plan.”

On finishing the season out:
“After this game we just have to get back to work tomorrow and move on to the next game.”

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