Monday Takeaways: Duke v. Virginia

After losing a fourth straight game, the Blue Devils' season could be in danger of being totally lost. We look back on the game against Virginia and ahead to the season finale against Wake Forest.

Duke 34 Virginia 42

Offensive Player of the Game

WR - T. J. Rahming 

T. J. Rahming had a break out game against Virginia.  Rahming was productive in each quarter with 44, 19, 28, and 99 yards for a total of 190 yards on 12 receptions.  His touchdown reception was for 12 yards in the 4th quarter from Boehme.  T. J.’s longest reception of the game was for 47 yards. 

Honorable Mention 

QB - Parker Boehme          

Parker Boehme’s first play in the contest resulted in a turnover.  He was brought in again with 11:27 in the 4th Quarter and UVA leading 42-20.  He led Duke on two scoring drives of 7 plays for 69 yards in 2:07 and 4 plays for 68 yards in 0:53.  Duke’s final two drives would fall short of tying the game and Boehme would finish with 8-19 completions for 178 yards and 1 touchdown.

Defensive Players of the Game 

S - DeVon Edwards

DeVon Edwards had 5 tackles in the game for Duke against UVA.  His greatest impact was in jumpstarting the Blue Devils in scoring with his 94 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.  Edwards now has 6 kickoff return touchdowns for his career.  

Honorable Mention 

LB - Tinashe Bere

Bere’s 7 total tackles was second only to Dwayne Norman’s 8 tackles.  He assisted on one sack and led the Blue Devils in tackles for loss with 3 for 13 yards.  Tinashe also forced one fumble against the Cavaliers. 

Plays of the Game

Boehme connected on two long pass plays in the 4th quarter to T. J. Rahming and Anthony Nash for 47 and 49 yards.  The pass to Rahming would lead to a score for Duke and the pass to Nash gave the Blue Devils a late opportunity to tie the game but would come up short.

Next Week

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The last contest for the Blue Devils in the regular season is in Winston-Salem against the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest.  The game is set for a 12:30 pm kickoff and will be televised on the ACC Network.  Duke enters the contest with a 6-5 record after losing their last 4 games.  A win secures a winning record for the season.  After the season finale the Blue Devils will await the announcement of their post season bowl destination.

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