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Complete Game Notes

Duke vs. Virginia
October 6, 2012 (3 p.m.)
Wallace Wade Stadium (Durham, N.C.)
Regional Sports Network
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network

Duke vs. Virginia
• Duke plays game six of its 100th season of football by hosting Virginia at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon at Wallace Wade Stadium ... The game will be broadcast live by the Regional Sports Network with Rich Waltz (play-by-play), Keith Jones (analyst) & Jenn Hildreth (sideline) calling the action

• The Blue Devils stand at 4-1 overall and 1-0 in ACC play after defeating Wake Forest, 34-27, while the Cavaliers are 2-3 overall and 0-1 in the league following their 44-38 loss to Louisiana Tech

• Duke is 137-250-8 all-time in ACC play with league titles in 1953, 1954, 1955, 1960, 1961, 1962 & 1989

• This week’s game marks the 64th between the two schools on the gridiron with Virginia leading the series, 33-30 ... The series began in 1890 with a Virginia victory by a 10-4 score

• Dillion Supply is the official sponsor of this week’s Duke-Virgina game ... This week also serves as Military Appreciation Day, ACC Represent Day and Iron Duke Day

• With his next catch, Duke WR Conner Vernon will become the ACC’s all-time leader for pass receptions, breaking the previous standard of 232 set by former Clemson standout Aaron Kelly ... In 40 career games, Vernon has 232 catches for 3,137 yards & 16 TDs

• Duke is off to a 4-1 start in 2012, marking the best five-game opening to a season since the 1994 squad started 5-0 while matching the third-best five-game opening to a season since 1966 (5-0 in both 1988 & 1994; 4-1 in 1971, 1974 & 2012)

• After converting just nine of its first 50 (.180) third down opportunities in the first 14 quarters to open the season, Duke has been successful on 18 of its last 26 (.692) chances over the past six periods of action

• Duke S Jordon Byas was named ACC Defensive Back of the Week on Monday after totaling a career-high 11 tackles and his first career interception against Wake Forest

By the Numbers
31-329 — Pass receptions & receiving yardage for WR Desmond Scott over the past four games

16/19 — QB Brandon Connette has a touchdown responsibility total of 16 in 19 career games ... The Corona, Calif., native has 14 rushing TDs & one receiving TD while throwing for one score ... His 14 rushing touchdowns mark the third-highest total for a QB in Duke history
380 — Receiving yards shy of the ACC’s all-time record for WR Conner Vernon ... Vernon has 3,137 receiving yards in his career to rank fourth, while former Florida State star Peter Warrick is the all-time leader (3,517)

23 — Career games that QB Sean Renfree has thrown for 200+ yards ... The 23-game total ranks third on Duke’s all-time list behind Ben Bennett (25) & Thaddeus Lewis (24)
11-of-12 — Duke has scored in 11 of its last 12 quarters dating back to the beginning of the N.C. Central contest while averaging 42.00 points per game over the current three-game winning streak

— Quarterback sacks per game average for the Blue Devils — the 2nd-highest mark in the ACC behind only Florida State (3.00) ... Duke averaged 1.58 sacks in 2011