A week after snapping a ten-year losing streak to Georgia Tech in Atlanta, the Blue Devils return to Durham to take on Virginia in hopes of keeping the goal of a second consecutive trip to the ACC championship game alive. Kickoff is at 12:30 p.m. in Wallace Wade Stadium. Here are the keys to this afternoon’s game:
More production from the passing game
So far this season, Virginia ranks second in the conference in rushing yards allowed per game at 91.5. Two weeks ago, the defense, headlined by linemen Andrew Brown, David Dean, and Eli Harold, held Pittsburgh’s star running back, sophomore James Conner, to just 83 yards on 21 carries. But despite star safeties Anthony Harris and Quin Blanding patrolling in the secondary, Virginia’s pass defense has been underwhelming, ranking 12th in the conference and allowing 239.3 yards per game through the air.
Thus, it should not come as a surprise that redshirt senior quarterback Anthony Boone will need to make more plays through the air than he has so far this season. The Weddington, N... Read more