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Outscored 28-0 In 2nd Half, UVA Falls 42-17 At Duke

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The UVAA Football team  lost its 4th game in a row, and for the 4th time in the last five years against Duke, as they fell 42-17 Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium.

Virginia led 17-14 at halftime after putting up 321 yards of total offense in the first half, but head coach Mike London says  those aren't the numbers that count.

"You look at the stats, and the stats are productive," says London. "There's runs, there's passes. But there's little points, there's few points, particularly in the 2nd half explosion, when they're getting 28, and us not getting any."

Virginia was outscored 28-0 by Duke in the 2nd half, and fall to 2-4 overall, 0-2 in the ACC.

Sophomore quarterback Phillip Sims completed 24-of-48 passes for 268 yards and two interceptions in his first career start.

"I'm a little frustrated I didn't perform the way I know I'm capable of doing," says Sims. "A little angry, I didn't help my teammates, and put us in position to win this football game. There's a little bit of both, but there's nothing you can do about it now. You have to come back tomorrow and get ready for next week's game."

Sophomore running back Kevin Parks had 76 yards rushing and a touchdown, and added, "It's always a tough one, when you come out and give it all you got, and it doesn't end in the result you want. It's always tough, but you got to keep grinding, grinding, grinding, and that's it."

Virginia will be back at home next week, as they host Maryland at 3 o'clock.

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