With both offenses sputtering, Duke struck on a defensive miscue.
A pair of UVa defenders attempted to jump a pass to tight end Jake Marwede late in the first quarter. They missed, allowing Marwede to grab the pass and run down the middle of the field for a 55-yard touchdown reception from Brice.
Once the game turned to the second quarter, Virginia found a groove. Offensive coordinator Robert Anae leaned on the rushing attack, giving the ball to Wayne Taulapapa and Armstrong.
Armstrong ran for 29 yards and a touchdown, which came from four yards out, on the opening drive of the second quarter. The power run pulled UVa within 10-7.
A quick three-and-out put Virginia near midfield down three. Wayne Taulapapa finished a drive added by a Duke personal foul with three consecutive carries for 23 yards. He capped it off with a one-yard touchdown.
UVa added a Brian Delaney field goal to take a 17-10 lead into halftime.
Unfortunately for Armstrong and the Cavaliers, the third quarter was all…