Duke tries to get back above the break-even point on the season and find its first ACC win against an opponent the Blue Devils have struggled to beat lately.
Having split six games over the first half of the season, Duke begins its second half with a league game at Virginia on Saturday.
The Blue Devils (3-3, 0-2 ACC) enter on a two-game losing streak. When it comes to beating Virginia, Duke hasn’t done that since 2014 as the Cavaliers have won the previous six meetings. Virginia has averaged 43 points per game in beating Duke the last two seasons in Charlottesville.
This sets up as a ground vs. air battle between the offenses. Duke running back Mataeo Durant is tied for the ACC lead in rushing yards (791) with Syracuse’s Sean Tucker. The Blue Devils average 220 rushing yards per game, No. 2 in the ACC.
Meanwhile, Virginia averages 412 passing yards per game, No. 1 in the ACC. Cavaliers quarterback Brennan Armstrong leads the conference with 2,460 passing yards, throwing for 17 touchdowns with six interceptions.
Today’s Duke football game will be broadcast on the ACC’s Regional Sports Network partners, which for North Carolina is Bally Sports South, formerly known as Fox Sports South.
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Game day details: When is the Duke game kickoff?
Teams: Duke Blue Devils at Virginia Cavaliers
Where: Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia
Date: Saturday, Oct. 16
Time: 12:30 p.m.
TV: Bally Sports South
Streaming: foxsportsgo.com; ESPN3
Betting line: Virginia is an 11.5-point favorite.
Series history: Virginia leads the all-time series 39-33.