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Nov. 16, 2015

Virginia vs. Duke • #DUKEvsUVA
Date/Time Sat., Nov. 21, 2015 | 3:30 p.m.
Location Charlottesville, Va. | Scott Stadium (61,500)
Television ESPN3
Radio Virginia Sports Radio Network |
Satellite Radio — Sirius 113 | XM 129
Multimedia | WatchESPN
Twitter @UVa_Football | @CoachMikeLondon | @VirginiaSports
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2015 Season Stats | Coach London Weekly Press Conference Transcript

Virginia Returns Home to Host Duke Blue Devils on Military Appreciation Day
• Virginia returns home to the Jeffersonian confines of Scott Stadium on Saturday to host the Duke Blue Devils on Military Appreciation Day. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m., and the game will be webcast on ESPN3.
• In honor of Military Appreciation Day there will be a few different ways UVA will honor those who serve our country. The the coin toss will be done by the Honorable Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force. U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band from Fort Eustis, Va., will perform the National Anthem.
• A pregame flyover of two F-18E’s will be conducted by the VFA-87 Golden Warriors (call sign “War Party) out of Virginia Beach, Va. There will be a halftime performance by the U.S. Army Drill team, soldifying
appearances from all three branches at Military Appreciation Day.
• A red, white and blue honorary ribbon will be painted on the field, among other tributes through the game.

Virginia vs. Duke
• The series with Duke is tied, 33-33, 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 six of the last seven meetings.
• At one time Duke had a 12-game advantage in the series, but by winning 22 of the last 32 meetings since 1982 (51-17 DU win), UVA is now tied all-time with the Blue Devils.

More on Virginia-Duke Series
• Duke is Virginia’s oldest opponent (1890) this season; North Carolina is the second oldest (1892).
• Virginia has played 66 games vs. Duke – fifth most among all UVA opponents (UNC, VT, VMI, MD).
• The teams have played every year since 1963.

Offense Typically Excels vs. Blue Devils
• The Cavaliers have put up some impressive offensive performances against Duke in recent games.
• Virginia has scored at least 30 points in 17 of the last 32 meetings against the Blue Devils and topped 40 points six times.
• In the last 25 games, UVa has outscored Duke, 731-436 (avg of 29.24-17.44).
• The 2011 meeting between UVA and Duke at Scott Stadium marks the Cavaliers’ lone victory in the last seven meetings. UVa scored 17 third-quarter points in the win, including a Chase Minnifield pick-six and a Perry Jones 1-yard rushing touchdown.
• In the 2010 meeting at Wallace Wade Stadium in 2010, 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.
• Former UVA quarterback Marc Verica set the school record for passing yards in a game with 417. The 417 passing yards also stood as a school team record for passing yards until UVA broke the record with 480 team passing yards in the 2012 meeting with Louisiana Tech.

Virginia – Duke Connections
• Duke run game coordinator and offensive line coach John Latina was a member of the 2008 Notre Dame coaching staff with current UVA coaches Jon Tenuta and Jappy Oliver. The Irish appeared in the Hawaii Bowl that season.

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