DURHAM, N.C. - Following an open date, Duke returns home to entertain Virginia in the 2006 edition of Homecoming ... Kickoff is set for 12 noon and the game will be televised live by Lincoln Financial Sports ... Steve Martin will handle the call with assistance from Rick Walker (analyst) and Scott Pryzwansky (sideline) ... The Blue Devils stand at 0-3 overall and 0-2 in league play following a 36-0 loss at Virginia Tech while the Cavaliers are 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the conference after dropping a 24-7 decision to Georgia Tech.
Duke On Homecoming
The Blue Devils hold an all-time ledger of 35-45-1 in Homecoming games ... Duke has hosted Virgina five times for Homecoming, posting a 1-4 record.
The Duke-Virginia Series
Saturday’s tilt will mark the 58th time that Duke and Virginia have met on the gridiron, with the Cavaliers holding a slim 30-27 series advantage ... Duke and Virginia first met in 1890 — a 10-4 Cavalier victory ... Virginia has won six in a row and 15 of the last 17 meetings over the Blue Devils ... Duke enjoyed success against the Cavaliers in the 1960s and 70s, winning 14-of-17 games from 1961-78.
Duke head coach Ted Roof went 2-1-1 against Virginia during his playing days at Georgia Tech (1982-85) and was 4-0 versus Groh’s Demon Deacon clubs during that stretch ... Virginia head coach Al Groh spent six seasons (1981-86) as the head coach at Wake Forest, going 2-4 versus Duke ... Duke linebacker Andrew Holoman’s father, Bryan, lettered in football at Virginia from 1978-81 ... Duke offensive tackle Jerrod Holt’s brother, Joe, played at Virginia in the early 2000s.
More Duke-Virginia Series Notes
- 1891: Duke closes out a perfect 3-0 season with a 20-0 win over Virginia ... The Blue Devils had beaten Furman (96-0) and North Carolina (6-4) previously in the season.
- 1943: In the first meeting since 1930, Duke upends Virginia, 49-0, on its way to an 8-1 record.
- 1961: Duke wins 42-0 to post its second largest victory margin in an ACC game.
- 1982: In Duke’s 51-17 win, the Blue Devils compile 621 yards of total offense — the fifth highest single-game total in school history.
- 1988: Duke’s Anthony Dilweg throws for 391 yards and three touchdowns and Duke holds on for a 38-34 win after building a 31-7 halftime lead.
- 1992: Virginia’s Terry Kirby rushes for 207 yards as the Cavaliers win in Durham, 55-28.
- 1994: In Duke’s last win over a nationally-ranked team, the 23rd-ranked Blue Devils down 13th-ranked Virginia, 28-25 ... Spence Fischer throws for 236 yards and the Duke defense intercepts three passes in the win.
- 1995: Current offensive coordinator Mike Groh passes for 346 yards and four TDs in the Cavaliers’ 44-30 win.
- 1999: Duke’s Carl Franks gains his first head coaching win with a 24-17 overtime decision in Charlottesville ... Spencer Romine tosses a touchdown pass in overtime and Lamar Grant seals the victory with an interception.
- 2002: Despite being held to just two net rushing yards, Virginia edges Duke, 27-22, as Matt Schaub throws for 315 yards.