DURHAM, N.C. – Duke redshirt junior quarterback Daniel Jones will start the Blue Devils’ game against Virginia Tech tonight at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., and the contest will be televised live by ESPN2.
Jones has missed Duke’s last two games – wins over Baylor and N.C. Central – after suffering a fractured left clavicle against Northwestern on September 8 and undergoing surgery the following day. In two games this season, Jones has completed 29-of-39 (.744) pass attempts for 389 yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions while rushing 12 times for 40 yards (3.33) and one touchdown.
In Jones’ absence, redshirt junior Quentin Harris guided the Blue Devils to victories over Baylor (40-27) and N.C. Central (55-13). In the two wins, Harris completed 27-of-57 (.474) passes for 376 yards with six touchdowns and zero interceptions while rushing 19 times for 117 yards (6.15) and one touchdown.
Duke, ranked No. 22 in this week’s Associated Press national poll, stands at 4-0 on the year and opens ACC play this evening.