The Duke Blue Devils made a statement with a 31-25 win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as they improved their record to 5-1.
In a minor upset, Duke improved to 5-1 with a 31-25 victory over No. 22 Georgia Tech, who was dealt their first loss of the season. The Blue Devils are expected to rise into the rankings while the Yellow Jackets are pushed out.
The Yellow Jackets were behind, 31-12, in the fourth quarter. They scored 13 unanswered points, but they failed to recover an onside kick after trimming the Blue Devils’ lead to six points.
Blue Devils quarterback Anthony Boone performed solidly as he threw for 131 yards and a touchdown pass without a turnover on 16-of-26 passing. Running back Josh Snead ran for 102 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.
Backup quarterback Thomas Sirk also made a significant contribution by rushing for two goal-line touchdowns.
For the Yellow Jackets, quarterback Justin Thomas led the team in rushing with 119 yards on 15 carries. However, he threw two interceptions without throwing a touchdown pass.
Running back Zach Laskey added another 72 rushing yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Quarterback Tim Byerly added 30 yards and two touchdowns on six carries.