NCAAF Game Recap - Duke at Virginia
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

Tenn
13
Ala
35
F
LSU
36
MisSt
13
F
Clem
45
Lou
10
F
OHSt
52
NW
3
F
WVU
14
Okla
52
F
Wisc
23
Ill
24
F
Mich
21
PSU
28
F
Fla
38
SCar
27
F
KY
0
UGA
21
F
Aub
51
Ark
10
F
Oreg
35
Wash
31
F
AzSt
3
Utah
21
F
Boise
25
BYU
28
F
Kans
48
Tex
50
F
Bayl
45
OkSt
27
F
Temp
21
SMU
45
F
Minn
42
Rut
7
F
Tuls
13
Cin
24
F
Mizzu
14
Vand
21
F
Purd
20
Iowa
26
F
ULMon
7
App
52
F
SoAl
13
Troy
37
F
ULLaf
37
ArkSt
20
F
UCLA
34
Stan
16
F
Marsh
36
FlAtl
31
F
Pitt
27
Syr
20
F
UNLV
27
Fres
56
F
Kent
38
Ohio
45
F
Hou
24
UConn
17
F
IASt
34
TxTch
24
F
GATec
28
MiaFL
21
F OT
NCSt
24
BC
45
F
C Mi
38
BGSU
20
F
Toled
14
Ball
52
F
NIU
24
MiaOH
27
F
OreSt
21
Cal
17
F
TCU
17
K St
24
F
CoCar
27
GaSo
30
F(2OT)
NM
10
Wyo
23
F
Buff
21
Akr
0
F
SoFL
3
Navy
35
F
SMiss
30
LaTec
45
F
UNC
41
VaTec
43
F(5OT)
Duke
14
UVA
48
F
Ind
34
MD
28
F
Char
14
W Ky
30
F
OD
14
UAB
38
F
MidTN
30
NorTx
33
F
Rice
27
UTSA
31
F
Maine
44
Lib
59
F
WestMI
27
E Mi
34
F
Tul
17
Mem
47
F
ECU
28
UCF
41
F
Colo
10
WaSt
41
F
SDSU
27
SJSU
17
F
Army
21
GASt
28
F
UTEP
17
FLInt
32
F
TxAM
24
Miss
17
F
FlaSt
20
Wake
22
F
Ariz
14
USC
41
F
Nev
10
UtSt
36
F
AF
56
Hawaii
26
F

Virginia 48, Duke 14

Oct 19, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

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Duke (4-3)

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14

Virginia (5-2)

0

17

24

7

48

Perkins, defense lead Virginia in 48-14 rout of Duke
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:13 PM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Bronco Mendenhall was at a loss to explain how Virginia's game against Duke turned into a blowout. So were his players.

"I thought it would come down to the last possession, so holy cow," Mendenhall said.

Bryce Perkins ran for three touchdowns and Wayne Taulapapa ran for two as the Cavaliers rolled, 48-14, their fifth consecutive victory against the Blue Devils. Virginia forced five turnovers and has forced 15 in the last four meetings between the rivals.

"Maybe we're just in the right place at the right time when we play Duke," defensive end Eli Hanback said.

Hanback had one of three fumble recoveries for the Cavaliers, who scored 20 points off those takeaways.

Joe Reed also returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, his second scoring return of the season and program-record fifth of his career, and Brian Delaney kicked two field goals a week after his three field goals accounted for Virginia's only points in a 17-9 loss at Miami.

This time, Virginia had no issues once inside the opponent's 25, which Taulapapa credited with a "change of mindset."

"Bryce can't do everything. He's amazing in every single way, but he can't do this by himself," Taulapapa said.

The Cavaliers (5-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), whose loss a week ago dropped them into a tie with Duke and North Carolina in the ACC's Coastal Division, regained the upper hand on the backs of a defense that set them up for four scoring drives of 34 yards or fewer.

The Blue Devils (4-3, 2-2) came in averaging more than 40 points over their last five games but managed only a 36-yard scoring pass from Quentin Harris to Scott Bracey against Virginia's front-line defense. Duke gained just 166 yards in the first three quarters before Chris Katrenick replaced Harris for the final 15 minutes. Katrenick hit Eli Pancol with a 23-yard touchdown pass with 2:41 remaining.

"They did a good job getting pressure on us on passing downs, and a good job penetrating the line of scrimmage on run plays," Harris said. "These type of games happen in football. For whatever reason, we didn't play our best today and they capitalized on that."

Harris completed 13 of 26 passes, but for just 88 yards with two interceptions. He also ran eight times for just 37 yards.

Perkins scored on two 1-yard runs and a 3-yard run and Taulapapa scored on runs of 3 and 9 yards. Taulapapa finished with 77 yards on 14 carries and Perkins had 62 on 22 attempts. He also completed 13 of 26 passes for 141 yards with one interception.

THE TAKEAWAY

Duke: The Blue Devils' fourth first down came midway through the third quarter when the snap to punter Austin Parker on fourth-and-3 from the Duke 32 bounced and Parker picked it up and ran 4 yards. Four plays later, on fourth-and-5, Parker was on again to punt and appeared to be trying a rugby-style kick but instead tucked the ball and ran for 12 yards to the Virginia 46. It was the first time the Blue Devils crossed midfield all game.

Virginia: The Cavaliers caught a break in the first half when Perkins dove over the pile for the end zone and fumbled. Duke players charged out of the pile in celebration, but a review determined that Perkins had broken the plane of the end zone before the ball came loose, giving the Cavaliers a 17-0 lead. It was 27-0 before Harris connected with Bracey late in the third quarter.

ONE MAN SHOW

Perkins was responsible for 152 of Virginia's 153 yards in the first half. He threw for 111 yards and ran for 41.

UP NEXT

The Blue Devils are on the road again, facing North Carolina on Saturday.

Virginia starts a two-game road trip at Louisville on Saturday.

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Passing

Duke Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
Q. Harris 26 13 50.0 1 88 36 2 38.6
C. Katrenick 4 2 50.0 1 30 23 0 114.6
UVA Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. Perkins 26 13 50.0 0 141 23 1 50.3
L. Stone 2 1 50.0 0 12 12 1 29.2

Rushing

Duke Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
Q. Harris 8 37 4.6 9 0
D. Jackson 12 35 2.9 10 0
UVA Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
W. Taulapapa 14 77 5.5 31 2
B. Perkins 22 62 2.8 11 3

Receiving

Duke Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Bracey 2 43 21.5 36 1
E. Pancol 2 33 16.5 23 1
UVA Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
H. Dubois 4 62 15.5 23 0
J. Reed 5 45 9.0 16 0

Fumbles

Duke F FL
M. Durant 1 1
D. Jackson 1 1

Returning

Duke KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Philyaw-Johnson 2 23.0 0 26 0 - 0 0
J. Blackwell 0 - 0 0 1 6.0 0 6
UVA KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Reed 2 69.0 1 95 0 - 0 0
B. Kemp IV 0 - 0 0 1 2.0 0 2

Punting

Duke Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Parker 4 156 39.0 47
UVA Punt Yds Avg LgPu
N. Griffin 3 113 37.7 47

Takeaways

Duke Int Yds InTD
J. Alexander 1 20 0
L. Johnson 1 0 0
UVA Int Yds InTD
B. Nelson 1 17 0
J. Blount 1 20 0

Team Stats Comparison

Duke UVA
Points For 14 48
Total Yards 250 307
Rushing Yards 132 154
Passing Yards 118 153
Passing Completions / Attempts 15/30 14/28
Turnovers 5 2
Interceptions Thrown 2 2
Fumbles - Lost 3/3 0/0
First Downs 14 17
Penalties - Yards 5/55 2/30
Time Of Possession 31:31 29:29
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 2/14 7/15
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 3/6 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 4/39 3/38

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Duke UVA
No scores this quarter
2nd Quarter Duke UVA
UVA 3:50 TD Bryce Perkins 1 yd run (Brian Delaney kick) 0 7
UVA 6:59 FG Brian Delaney 30 yd FG 0 10
UVA 13:04 TD Bryce Perkins 1 yd run (Brian Delaney kick) 0 17
3rd Quarter Duke UVA
UVA 1:05 FG Brian Delaney 33 yd FG 0 20
UVA 6:47 TD Wayne Taulapapa 3 yd run (Brian Delaney kick) 0 27
Duke 10:03 TD Scott Bracey 36 yd pass from Quentin Harris (AJ Reed kick) 7 27
UVA 10:17 TD Joe Reed 95 yd kick return (Brian Delaney kick) 7 34
UVA 12:47 TD Bryce Perkins 3 yd run (Brian Delaney kick) 7 41
4th Quarter Duke UVA
UVA 0:06 TD Wayne Taulapapa 9 yd run (Justin Duenkel kick) 7 48
Duke 12:19 TD Eli Pancol 23 yd pass from Chris Katrenick (AJ Reed kick) 14 48

Game Information

Stadium: David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia
Attendance: 52,847
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