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Game Notes: Virginia | Oct. 20 | 12:30 PM | RSN
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Release: 10/16/2018
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Virginia (4-2, 2-1 ACC)

When: Oct. 20 | 12:30 PM (EST)

Where: Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium

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Duke (5-1, 1-1 ACC) vs Virginia (4-2, 2-1 ACC)
Saturday, October 20, 2018 • 12:30 PM • RSN
Durham, N.C. • Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium (40,004 • Natural grass)

• Duke returns home to entertain Virginia on Saturday, October 20 ... Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m., with TV coverage from Regional Sports Networks
• This week, Duke celebrates Family Weekend, Youth Sports Day, Throwback Day, Iron Dukes Day and Former Player Day ... In addition, SpokeHub is the official game sponsor
• Beginning with the September 22 contest versus N.C. Central, an “MD” helmet decal will be donned by the Blue Devils to honor Duke Athletics Hall of Fame member Mary Dinkins, who passed away on Tuesday, September 4, at the age of 68
• This past Saturday, QB Daniel Jones threw three TD passes as Duke defeated Georgia Tech, 28-14 ... The win marked Duke’s fourth over the Yellow Jackets in the past five seasons ... The Blue Devils limited Georgia Tech to 229 rushing yards -- 144 under the Yellow Jackets’ season average of 373.0 that led the nation entering the weekend
• Saturday’s game will mark the 70th on the gridiron between the two schools with Virginia leading the series, 36-33 ... The series began in 1890 with a 10-4 UVa win ... Duke won 18-of-22 meetings between 1952-78 ... Virginia captured 17-of-19 games between 1989-2007 ... The Cavaliers won their third straight in the series last year (28-21 in Charlottesville)
• This week’s game features two of the top five scoring defenses in the ACC as Duke ranks third (17.7 ppg) and Virginia fifth (19.2)
• Last week at Georgia Tech, WR T.J. Rahming became the fourth player in Duke history to reach the 200-grab plateau, joining Jamison Crowder (283), Conner Vernon (283) & Donovan Varner (207) ... In 43 career games, Rahming has 202 receptions for 2,387 yards and nine TDs
• Dating back to the 2013 season, the Blue Devils are 39-23 (.629) in their last 62 regular season games
• The Duke offense features three players — TE Davis Koppenhaver, WR Johnathan Lloyd & WR T.J. Rahming — who have four TD receptions each
• Duke LB Joe Giles-Harris leads the team and ranks fourth in the ACC in tackles per game (8.3)
• Duke’s three QBs — Daniel Jones, Quentin Harris & Chris Katrenick — have combined to throw 176 passes for 15 TDs and two INTs this season
• In making the first start of his career, DE Chris Rumph II led Duke’s defensive effort last week at Georgia Tech with seven tackles, 4.0 TFL, 1.0 sack and one fumble recovery
• Duke LBs Joe Giles-Harris and Ben Humphreys have 282 and 254 career tackles, respectively, to form the only active duo in the ACC with 200+ total stops each
• Duke RB Deon Jackson enters the week with a streak of four consecutive games with one rushing touchdown ... Jackson leads the Blue Devils with five ground scores on the season
.643 — ACC-leading red zone defense percentage (9-of-14) for the Blue Devils
2 — Interceptions thrown by Duke this season
16 — Defensive INT returns for TDs in the David Cutcliffe Era at Duke
6 — Duke wins over non-conference Power 5 opponents since the start of the 2012 season marking the fourth highest total in the ACC, trailing only Clemson (8), Florida State (8) and Louisville (8)
17 — Duke players who have registered at least one TFL this season
29.5 — Duke’s ACC-low penalty yards per game average
3-0 — Duke’s record on the road this season with three Power 5 victories over Northwestern, Baylor and Georgia Tech
13 — Duke’s league-high selections to the Academic All-ACC football squad in 2017 followed by Pittsburgh (8), Clemson (7), Syracuse (6), Virginia (6), Louisville (5), N.C. State (5), Wake Forest (5), Miami (3), Virginia Tech (3), Boston College (2), Florida State (2), Georgia Tech (2) and North Carolina (1) ... In the six-year stretch from 2012-17, Duke posted a league-best 95 selections with Pitt’s 33 honorees placing second ... In addition, the Blue Devils had seven Academic All-America picks in that span, five more than the next closest league school

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