UVA stifles Duke 28-21 in ACC opener, wins third straight game

Posted at 12:55 AM, Oct 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-08 00:55:55-04

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - UVA continues to surprise everyone, maybe even themselves as they open up ACC play with a big 28-21 win over Duke.

Doni Dowling somersaults into the endzone

Virginia (4-1, 1-0 ACC) is off to their best start since 2007, extending their current win streak to three games.

Cavaliers QB Kurt Benkert threw three touchdowns on the day, two of them to Doni Dowling.

The Blue Devils (4-2, 0-2 ACC) turned the ball over twice, one going for a Cavaliers touchdown as Virginia Beach native Quin Blanding returned a Daniel Jones interception 58 yards for six.

The 'Hoos head to Chapel Hill next week to face North Carolina in their second true road game of the season.