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Notes: Miami 52, Duke 7
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 10/08/2005
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  • Game captains for Duke were junior tight end Ben Patrick, junior offensive tackle Lavdrim Bauta and junior defensive tackle Brian Sallee
  • Sophomore tailback Ronnie Drummer’s 81-yard touchdown run in the third quarter marks the sixth longest rush from scrimmage in Duke history ... Over his last eight games dating back to the 2004 season, Drummer has scored three touchdowns on a pass reception (4-yarder vs. Clemson in 2004), kickoff return (100-yarder vs. East Carolina in 2005) and rush (81-yarder vs. Miami in 2005)
  • Drummer finished the day with nine rushing attempts for 101 yards, marking the first 100-yard rushing game of his career ... In 22 games under head coach Ted Roof, Duke has had nine 100-yard rushing games
  • Freshman tailback Clifford Harris earned the first starting assignment of his career ... He finished the day with 10 rushing attempts for 17 yards
  • Junior linebacker Codey Lowe returned to action against Miami ... Lowe started the season opener at East Carolina, but then missed the next four contests due to injury
  • At the 6:04 mark of the opening quarter, sophomore safety Chris Davis ended a Miami drive at the Duke six yard line with his first interception of the year ... On the final snap of the first half, Davis picked up his second interception of the afternoon, giving him three on his career
  • Freshman quarterback Zack Asack started under center for the second straight week ... Classmate Marcus Jones quarterbacked Duke’s third offensive series, with Asack taking the reigns for the other seven series of the opening half ... Jones also quarterbacked one snap in the second half
  • Junior cornerback John Talley registered a pair of pass breakups to push his career total to 21 ... Talley’s 21 career PBUs rank eighth on Duke’s all-time chart, one behind Fonda Williams (1985-89)
  • Michael Brown’s caused fumble in the third period marked his second of the year
  • Duke played the game without its top three running backs – Justin Boyle (277 yards in 2005), Cedric Dargan (150) and Re’quan Boyette (57) – in terms of rushing yardage entering the contest
  • Duke falls to 23-113-6 all-time against teams ranked in the AP national poll at the time of the game
  • Miami takes an all-time series lead over Duke, 2-1, with the win ... The two teams previously met in 1976 (Duke, 20-7) and 1983 (Miami, 56-17)
  • Duke returns home for a three-game homestand, and the Blue Devils will entertain Georgia Tech next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ... The game will be televised live by ESPNU
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