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UVa Allows 35 Unanswered Points in Loss Against Duke

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UVa has lost four straight games UVa has lost four straight games

The Virginia football team jumped out to a 22-0 lead against Duke Saturday, but allowed 35 unanswered points, and lost 35-22.

The defeat is the 4th straight loss for Virginia (2-5, 0-3 ACC).

Head coach Mike London says, "They got to get coached, we got to coach them better.  I have to do a better job.  All those things that are encapsulated when you have a team that's learning how to win, and overcome adversity.  We'll continue to keep doing that.  The second half was discouraging and disappointing."

Junior running back Kevin Parks says, "Give it up to Duke, they came out and kept playing.  We didn't.  We didn't play four quarters.  We played a half of football, that's what we played."  

Parks scored three first half touchdowns for the Cavaliers, and had 138 all-purpose yards.

Blue Devils quarterback Anthony Boone threw two touchdown passes while Brandon Connette ran for one touchdown and threw another to seal the victory in the second half.

The Blue Devils (5-3, 1-3 ACC) comeback trail was highlighted by four conversions on fourth down plays, while their defense shut down UVa's attack with five straight three-and-outs in the 2nd half.

UVa center Luke Bowanko says, "It sucks to watch a good lead like that, that you earned, slip away.  Gotta learn how to stop it, and make the play to quit the snowball effect."

Junior safety Anthony Harris adds, "Looking at the record, it's now where we want it to be, but you just got to go out there and perform, or things are going to continue to get worse."

Virginia will host Georgia Tech next Saturday at 12:30 PM.

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