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Virginia vs. Duke 2012: Duke dumps Cavaliers, 42-17

The Blue Devils rip off 28 second points to drop Virginia to 2-4 and 0-2 in the ACC.

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Duke cruises past the Cavs, 42-17

The Duke Blue Devils took care of business against the Virginia Cavaliers, winning 42-17 in Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Despite trailing 17-14 at halftime, Duke scored 28 unanswered points to run their record to 5-1 (2-0 in ACC play). The Blue Devils were out-gained 461-395 in total yardage but forced two Virginia turnovers en route to the victory.

Quarterback Anthony Boone had a huge game, completing 18-of-31 passes for 212 yards and four touchdowns. Boone and the Blue Devils hit on some big plays, including touchdown throws of 54 yards to Jamison Crowder along with 37 and 45 yards to Conner Vernon.

Virginia struggled with Phillip Sims at the helm. In his first game replacing the benched Michael Rocco, Sims only hit on 21-of-42 for 267 yards with two interceptions. Rocco came in to relieve Sims but only threw four passes.

Perry Jones was the star offensively for the Cavaliers, gaining 101 yards on the ground with a touchdown.

Box score hero: Anthony Boone. The Duke field general was terrific in the win, throwing for 212 yards and four touchdowns without tossing a pick on 18-of-31 passing.

Rankings Ramifications: Neither team was ranked going into this weekend, and while Duke will start getting some consideration it's unlikely it'll jump into the top 25.

Did they cover?: The Blue Devils were favored by a point and easily covered.

Next week's schedule: Virginia hosts the Maryland Terrapins next Saturday while Duke visits the Virginia Tech Hokies.

This story originally appeared at SB Nation.


Cavs lead Blue Devils 17-14 at halftime

The Virginia Cavaliers lead the Duke Blue Devils 17-14 at halftime in Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Almost of the scoring took place in an explosive first quarter that saw Virginia take a 7-0 lead before giving up 14 points and then tying the affair on a Perry Jones 1-yard touchdown scamper. On the final play of the half, Drew Jarrett connected on a 39-yard field goal to give the Cavaliers a 17-14 lead at the break.

Virginia (2-3, 0-1) has looked superior in terms of yards with a 317-190 advantage in that category. However, the Cavaliers have stalled out twice jut past midfield, putting an end to promising drives.

Quarterback Phillip Sims is having an average game to this point, completing 11-of-20 for 137 yards and an interception. Sims is starting for the first time this season in place of Michael Rocco, who was ineffective last weekend against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.

Jones has been the main source of offense for the Cavaliers, rushing for 95 yards and a touchdown on just 16 attempts.

It's been a day of big gains for Duke (4-1, 1-0), which has scored on two touchdown passes from Anthony Boone. The first scoring toss was 54 yards to Jamison Crowder while the second went for 37 yards to Conner Vernon.

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