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Notes: Duke 35, Navy 7
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 10/12/2013
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Duke 35, Navy 7
October 12, 2013
Durham, N.C. (Wallace Wade Stadium)

CAPTAINS & COIN TOSS: Duke’s captains for the game were QB Anthony Boone, CB Ross Cockrell, DE Justin Foxx and OG Dave Harding … Navy won the opening coin toss and elected to defer … Duke defended the south goal  

101st SEASON: Duke is in its 101st season of football and played its 991st game … Duke now holds an all-time record of 469-492-31

SCORING AT HOME: The Blue Devils scored at least 28 points for the 11th time in their past 13 home games … Duke is averaging 37.4 points per game at home this season and 38.8 points per game at home since the 2012 season

BIG PLAYS: Duke had four offensive plays of 20+ yards on the day … the Blue Devils have recorded at least three plays of 20+ yards in every game this season

DUKE SCORES ON FIVE CONSECUTIVE POSSESSIONS: Duke scored on five consecutive possessions, beginning at the 14:27 mark in the second quarter … the drives covered 80, 62, 72, 72 and 33 yards … Duke scored touchdowns on four consecutive drives in the previous game against Troy on Sept. 28

SOPHOMORES SCORE TOUCHDOWNS: Three of Duke’s five touchdowns came from members of Duke’s sophomore class … true sophomores Jela Duncan and Shaquille Powell scored on the ground, while classmate Max McCaffrey found the endzone on a three-yard touchdown reception from QB Anthony Boone

DUKE SCORES FIRST: Duke found the endzone in the second quarter to take a 7-0 lead … the score broke a streak of three straight games in which Duke’s opponent scored the first points of the game

RED ZONE DEFENSE: Duke entered the game ranked fifth in the ACC in red zone defense at 76.5 percent (13-17) … the Blue Devils limited Navy to one score in three opportunities to lower their season percentage to .700 (14-of-20)

DE KENNY ANUNIKE: Carded a sack and forced fumble to force a turnover after Navy drove to Duke’s six-yard line … the sack was his third of the year and 12th of his career, moving him into a tie for eighth place all-time on Duke’s career chart … logged a tackle for a loss in the sixth consecutive game to increase his team-leading total to 7.5

WR ISSAC BLAKENEY: Caught two touchdown passes for his first career multi-touchdown game … scored from 27 yards at the 9:35 mark in the second quarter and again from 18 yards at the 9:52 mark in the third quarter … finished with a career-high five grabs and matched a career high with 57 receiving yards

QB ANTHONY BOONE: Made his first start since suffering a fractured collarbone against Memphis Sept. 7 … set career highs in pass completions, attempts and passing yards by hitting 31-of-38 (.816) passes for 295 yards … the .816 completion percentage was the sixth highest by a Duke quarterback in a single game and the team’s highest since Sean Renfree completed 28-of-30 (.933) against Navy in 2010 … threw three touchdowns passes for his second career multi-passing touchdown game

WR BRANDON BRAXTON: Caught a season-high seven receptions for 41 yards … the seven catches were Braxton’s most since a nine-catch performance against Boston College in 2011

LB KELBY BROWN: Recovered a Navy fumble just before halftime for his first fumble recovery since his freshman season … the turnover ended a Navy drive at Duke’s six-yard line with Duke leading 14-7 … now has five career fumble recoveries

CB JEREMY CASH: Notched his second career interception in the second quarter, setting up an eventual Duke touchdown … the interception was his second in as many games … increased his team-leading tackle total to 58 with seven tackles against Navy

WR JAMISON CROWDER: Finished with 10 receptions for 88 yards, marking his third career game with 10 or more catches … has caught six or more passes in all six games this season … has a streak of eight consecutive games with six or more receptions, dating back to last fall … had a catch of 23 yards for his team-leading ninth reception of 20+ yards

TE BRAXTON DEAVER: Had two receptions of 20+ yards … finished with three receptions for 54 yards for his sixth straight game with multiple catches

RB JELA DUNCAN: Scored his third rushing touchdown of the season … led the team in rush attempts (9) and rushing yards (45) for the third time this season

DE JUSTIN FOXX: Recorded his second sack of the season in the first quarter … now has 9.5 career sacks … finished with a team-high eight tackles

WR MAX MCCAFFREY: Notched a receiving touchdown for the third consecutive game, hauling in a three-yard pass from Boone late in the second quarter to increase Duke’s lead to 14-7 … grabbed at least three receptions for the third straight game

WR ANTHONY NASH: Caught his first career reception, a 14-yard reception on 3rd-and-10 … followed with a six-yard catch on the next play … both catches came on Duke’s second scoring drive … finished with three receptions, two of which were third-down conversions

RB SHAQUILLE POWELL: Registered his first career rushing touchdown to put Duke ahead by 28 in the fourth quarter … rushed three times for 27 yards

RT PERRY SIMMONS: Started his 43rd consecutive game … paved the way for a Duke running game that totaled at least 130 rushing yards for the eighth consecutive game, dating back to 2012

RB JOSH SNEAD: Pushed his career rushing total to 997, putting himself within three yards of becoming the 41st Duke player to reach 1,000 career rushing yards and second this season (Juwan Thompson)

LB DEION WILLIAMS: Made his first career start … recorded a career-high seven tackles

DE JONATHAN WOODRUFF: Posted his third sack of the season and the eighth of his career … sack came on third down and pushed Navy back seven yards … recorded a tackle for loss in the third straight game and a sack in the second straight game

DT CARLOS WRAY: Tallied the first fumble recovery of his career in the fourth quarter