STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns to lead 25th-ranked Stanford to a 50-13 win over visiting Duke in front of 44,016 fans at Stanford Stadium on Saturday night.
The Blue Devils fall to 1-1 on the year and will host N.C. Central next Saturday night at 7 p.m. for the Bull City Gridiron Classic. The Cardinal improves to 2-0.
Stanford got on the scoreboard early when Drew Terrell returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown just over one minute into the contest. The Cardinal added three field goals and a 13-yard scoring run by Stepfan Taylor while the Blue Devils managed a 29-yard field goal from Ross Martin as Stanford claimed a 23-3 advantage at halftime.
Duke’s third quarter was highlighted by Brandon Connette’s four-yard touchdown run.