It really wasn’t that bad of a game for the Duke football team, at least early into the second half. The Virginia offense (and defense) came alive to take control and hold on for a 31-21 victory.
It wasn’t until the closing seconds of the first quarter that someone scored. Unfortunately it wasn’t Duke. Will Snyderwine missed a 25-yard field goal late in the first quarter. UVA took over and scored a touchdown with four seconds left in the quarter to take a 7-0 lead.
Duke took their next possession into the second quarter and came right back to tie it at 7-7. Quarterback Sean Renfree threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Donovan Varner. After the Duke defense forced UVA to punt, Renfree threw a 41-yard pass and Duke used its rushing game to take a 14-7 lead. Juwan Thompson rushed in for the 1-yard TD.
With about 2:16 to go in the half, UVA quarterback Michael Rocco threw a 38-yard TD pass to Kris Burd to tie the game at 14-14. That is the way the two teams went to the locker rooms at the half.