(Saturday, September 27th)
Final Score: Duke 31, Virginia 3
Durham, NC (Sports Network) - Thaddeus Lewis threw two touchdown passes, as the Duke Blue Devils ended a 25-game Atlantic Coast Conference losing streak by thumping Virginia, 31-3.
Lewis finished with 160 yards passing for Duke (3-1, 1-0 ACC), though he also threw two interceptions.
Virginia (1-3, 0-1) quarterback Marc Verica threw for 194 yards and four second-half interceptions, including one that was returned the other way for a touchdown.
The Cavaliers got on the scoreboard first with a 33-yard field goal by Yannick Reyering at the 4:36 mark of the opening quarter.
The Blue Devils tied it up on the final play of the first half, thanks to a 20-yard field goal by Nick Maggio.
Duke got its offense going in the second half. Lewis connected with Jay Hollingsworth for a 10-yard touchdown pass midway through the third quarter.
After being held without a catch in the first half, Blue Devils leading receiver Eron Riley caught a 30-yard touchdown pass at the 3:37 mark of the third quarter, his sixth TD reception of the season.
Duke padded its lead in the fourth quarter. Jabari Marshall scored on a 42- yard interception return, and Tielor Robinson added a one-yard touchdown run.
The win was Duke's first against an ACC foe since Nov. 13, 2004.
09/27 18:48:47 ET