Duke at Virginia

Duke rallies to stun Virginia, 35-22

AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Anthony Boone threw two touchdown passes and Brandon Connette ran for one touchdown and threw for another Saturday as Duke rebounded from a 22-0 deficit and stunned reeling Virginia 35-22 Saturday.

The Blue Devils (5-2, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) converted four fourth-down plays in the second half to come all the way back, and their defense held the Cavaliers to five straight three-and-outs.

The loss was the fourth in a row for Virginia (2-5, 0-3), which gained just 7 yards in the third quarter.

Connette, who came in at quarterback and twice gained a yard on fourth down to keep Blue Devils drives alive, faked a handoff on another fourth down and flipped a short pass to Braxton Deaver, who took it 47 yards for the winning TD. Three plays earlier, Anthony Harris dropped an interception for Virginia.

Deaver later caught a 24-yard scoring pass from Boone to seal it.

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Scoring Summary
UVAKevin Parks 1 yd run (Alec Vozenilek kick)
UVAKevin Parks 1 yd run (Alec Vozenilek kick)
UVAKevin Parks 13 yd pass from David Watford (MILES GOOCH 2pt run)
DUKEJamison Crowder 6 yd pass from Anthony Boone (Ross Martin kick)
DUKERoss Martin 25 yd FG
DUKEBrandon Connette 6 yd run (Ross Martin kick)
DUKEBraxton Deaver 47 yd pass from Brandon Connette (David Reeves 2pt pass from Anthony Boone)
DUKEBraxton Deaver 24 yd pass from Anthony Boone (Ross Martin kick)
DUKERoss Martin 32 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs2222
Third Down Efficiency4-166-17
Fourth Down Efficiency4-41-2
Plays-Net Yards84-47277-363
Passing Yds292263
Kick Return Yds40117
Punt Return Yds0-5
Time of Poss.28:2731:33
Individual Stats
DUKE: Josh Snead 7-53, Jela Duncan 8-42, Shaquille Powell 6-38, Anthony Boone 9-25, Juwan Thompson 4-17, Brandon Connette 8-9, Team 2--4
UVA: Taquan Mizzell 6-52, Kevin Parks 15-50, Khalek Shepherd 3-10, Alec Vozenilek 1-10, Darius Jennings 1-4, David Watford 11--6, Team 2--20
DUKE: Anthony Boone 21-39-245-1, Brandon Connette 1-1-47-0
UVA: David Watford 20-38-263-1
DUKE: Jamison Crowder 9-113, Brandon Braxton 4-35, Max McCaffrey 4-34, Braxton Deaver 3-96, Jela Duncan 1-10, Shaquille Powell 1-4
UVA: Kevin Parks 6-88, Jake McGee 4-32, Zachary Swanson 3-28, Khalek Shepherd 3-25, Tim Smith 1-51, Keeon Johnson 1-25, Kyle Dockins 1-10, Taquan Mizzell 1-4
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Virginia6th Atlantic Coast Coastal1-72-10

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