Scores

Final

Virginia 48

(4-5, 1-4 ACC)

Duke 55

(3-6, 1-4 ACC)

12:00 PM ET, November 6, 2010

Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC

1 2 3 4 T
UVA 7 14 7 2048
DUKE 21 3 10 2155

Top Performers

Passing: M. Verica (UVA) - 417 YDS, 4 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: K. Payne (UVA) - 22 CAR, 121 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Inman (UVA) - 10 REC, 239 YDS, 1 TD

Duke breaks eight-game conference losing streak

Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. -- Desmond Scott ran for a 35-yard touchdown with 40 seconds remaining to help Duke defeat Virginia 55-48 on Saturday.

The Blue Devils, who led 47-35 in the fourth quarter, trailed 48-47 after Keith Payne's 6-yard touchdown run with 2:26 remaining. But Sean Renfree completed a 32-yard pass to Donovan Varner on fourth and 20 on Duke's ensuing possession, setting up Scott's run down the left sideline and dive into the end zone.

Renfree and fellow quarterback Brandon Connette rushed for two touchdowns apiece for Duke (3-6, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), which snapped an eight-game losing streak in conference play dating back to a victory at Virginia last season.

Marc Verica passed for four touchdowns and a school-record 417 yards for the Cavaliers (4-5, 1-4). But he also threw three interceptions that Duke converted into two touchdowns and a field goal.

Dontrelle Inman caught 10 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown for Virginia. Payne rushed for 122 yards and scored three touchdowns, one on a reception.

The teams combined for 41 points in a wild fourth quarter.

Renfree scrambled for a 37-yard touchdown on third and 9 with 6:08 remaining to put the Blue Devils ahead 47-35, but they couldn't hold the lead. Inman scored on a 10-yard pass with 4:40 to play, and the Cavaliers recovered a fumble by Scott to set up Payne's go-ahead score.

A week after a 24-19 victory over Miami that ended their nine-game losing streak in ACC play, the Cavaliers got off to a slow start. Virginia kept alive Duke's initial drive with a penalty for a late hit out of bounds after a third-down stop, and the Blue Devils cashed in with a 30-yard touchdown catch by Cooper Helfet.

The Cavaliers committed another personal foul on the ensuing kickoff, pushing their starting position back to their own 10. Verica threw an interception that Ross Cockrell returned to the 2-yard line, and Connette scored on the next play to give the Blue Devils a 14-0 lead.

Virginia cut Duke's lead to 24-21 by halftime, benefiting from a fake field goal in which kicker Robert Randolph caught a blind pitch and ran 20 yards for a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UVA
DUKE
1st Downs3326
Total Yards643489
Passing417259
Rushing226230
Penalties11-1033-20
3rd Down Conversions9-158-15
4th Down Conversions2-21-1
Turnovers31
Possession31:4628:14

Passing Leaders

VirginiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Verica24/464179.143
DukeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Renfree17/292197.610

Rushing Leaders

VirginiaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Payne221215.5212
Jones18894.9017
DukeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott17975.7135
Connette12786.5220

Receiving Leaders

VirginiaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Inman1023923.9143
Burd34214.0119
DukeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Helfet712217.4140
Varner47318.3032

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUVADUKE
TD11:25Cooper Helfet 30 Yd Pass From Sean Renfree (Will Snyderwine Kick) 07
TD10:32Brandon Connette 2 Yd Run (Will Snyderwine Kick) 014
TD06:32Keith Payne 11 Yd Run (Robert Randolph Kick) 714
TD02:22Brandon Connette 20 Yd Run (Will Snyderwine Kick) 721
SECOND QUARTERUVADUKE
TD05:57Robert Randolph 20 Yd Run (Robert Randolph Kick) 1421
FG03:52Will Snyderwine 30 Yd 1424
TD00:24Keith Payne 9 Yd Pass From Marc Verica (Robert Randolph Kick) 2124
THIRD QUARTERUVADUKE
TD09:48Kris Burd 19 Yd Pass From Marc Verica (Robert Randolph Kick) 2824
TD06:16Donovan Varner 9 Yd Run (Will Snyderwine Kick) 2831
FG00:17Will Snyderwine 47 Yd 2834
FOURTH QUARTERUVADUKE
TD12:28Sean Renfree 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 2840
TD08:40Perry Jones 10 Yd Pass From Marc Verica (Robert Randolph Kick) 3540
TD06:08Sean Renfree 37 Yd Run (Will Snyderwine Kick) 3547
TD04:40Dontrelle Inman 10 Yd Pass From Marc Verica (Robert Randolph Kick) 4247
TD02:26Keith Payne 6 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 4847
TD00:40Desmond Scott 35 Yd Run (Brandon Connette Run For Two-Point Conversion) 4855

Research Notes

3 of the 4 highest scoring games in FBS this season happened today, with Michigan-Illinois leading the way with 132
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