There was adversity aplenty for Virginia in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener against Duke.

Kurt Benkert threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown in a miserable first quarter for him. The Cavaliers’ offense couldn’t get going against an aggressive defensive front for the Blue Devils. And Duke went ahead late in the second quarter, 14-7.

At UFC 216, held inside T-Mobile Arena, a moment of silence kicked off the pay-per-view portion of the event, and a handful of survivors and first responders were brought into the Octagon and recognized.

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, who in the evening’s co-main event made his UFC record 11th straight title defense, told the crowd after his win, “Shout out to Las Vegas. Thank you so much to all the first responders.”

There also was an in-house video message from White, who encouraged Las Vegas residents to continue to live life to the fullest and said the city would heal together.

Asked at his postfight news conference why he decided to go ahead with UFC 216 in the wake of the shooting, White said: “It’s always time to have an event. You can’t have a coward determine how everybody else is gonna live there life. This is the world we live in, and you can’t just back down to this stuff.

The road back: Michigan now needs Michigan State to lose, and it has to win out. The good news for the Wolverines is that they still have opportunities against Penn State, Ohio Super Cheap Jerseys China State and Wisconsin.

FPI says: The bad news is that the FPI projects Michigan to lose all three Youth Authentic Cheap Jerseys of those games.