Observations From Scott Stadium Where Rain Didn’t Ruin Homecomings Parade Of Offense

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Virginia won 48-0.
Jelani Woods proved to be a tough matchup for the Duke defense. ~ Photo by Kris Wright/TheSabre.com

The Virginia football team saw another opponent field goal bounce off the uprights Saturday, but it got out of the late-game drama business.

Duke clanked a 25-yard attempt midway through the first quarter and when the game ended 51 minutes later, the scoreboard still read 0. That’s because UVA romped 48-0 for the comfortable home win. The Cavaliers led 34-0 at the half after a 24-0 blitz in the second quarter and the Devils were never in it really after that post shot.

The Hoos said they were happy to get a comfortable win.

“It was a pleasure to not be worrying in the second half,” receiver Billy Kemp IV said. “Those nail biter games are tough but a win is a win and at the end of the day you are happy with every one you get. Today really just showed the work we put in. It is just nice to not be so close for once.”

Here are some field-level observations from the big win against Duke.

500 Is The New 400?

Orange is the new black, 40 is the new 30, and apparently 500 is the new 400. Remember the days when getting 400 yards of offense seemed like a lot? Lately, that’s chump change