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Placekicker Robert Randolph scored first career touchdown on 2nd quarter fake

By Steve Yanda

On fourth and six from the Duke 20-yard-line with just more than six minutes remaining in the second quarter, Virginia placekicker Robert Randolph lined up to attempt a 37-yard field goal. But at the snap, Randolph took off to his right and received a pitch from holder Jacob Hodges, who had tossed the ball over his head.

Randolph ran for a 20-yard touchdown to close Virginia's deficit -- at that point -- to seven.

"I caught the ball, and I didn’t see anybody coming my way until, I think, around the 10- or the 15-yard-line," Randolph said. "I saw a guy out of the corner of my eye that dove after me. Other than that, it was just a straight shot to the end zone."

Randolph said he, Hodges and the long-snapper, Danny Aiken, had practiced that fake-field goal play every day in practice this past week, "just to make sure we had our part down." Coach Mike London said the play was "executed flawlessly."

In Randolph's book, some of the bigger field goals he's kicked in his career still rank higher than the touchdown he scored Saturday, "but it was definitely a great feeling," he said.

By Steve Yanda  | November 6, 2010; 6:18 PM ET
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