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Notes: Duke 13, Virginia Tech 10
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 10/26/2013
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Duke 13, Virginia Tech 10
October 26, 2013
Blacksburg, Va. (Lane Stadium)

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

UPSET WIN: Duke upset a top-25 team on the road for the first time since 1971 when the No. 19 Blue Devils topped No. 10 Stanford 9-3 … Duke’s last road win as an unranked team over a ranked foe came in 1970 against No. 11 West Virginia, 21-13 … the win was Duke’s first over a ranked opponent since 1994 when No. 23 Duke topped No. 14 Virginia 28-25 in Durham

VIRGINIA TECH SERIES: Duke beat Virginia Tech for the first time since 1981 when the Blue Devils won 14-7 in Durham, N.C. … Duke defeated Virginia Tech in Blacksburg for the first time in program history … Duke is 13-8 all-time against the Hokies

DUKE REACHES SIX WINS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR: For the first time since the 1988 and 1989 seasons, Duke won at least six games in back-to-back seasons … the Blue Devils went 7-3-1 in 1988 and 8-4 in 1989, both under former head coach Steve Spurrier … Duke is bowl-eligible for the second straight year … Duke has never played in a bowl in back-to-back seasons

101st SEASON: Duke is in its 101st season of football and played its 991st game … Duke now holds an all-time record of 471-492-31

ROAD WINS: Duke won its third road game of the season … Duke has also defeated Memphis (28-14) and Virginia (35-22) on the road this season … the last time Duke defeated three teams on the road was in 1994

SHUTOUT STREAK: Duke shut out Virginia Tech in the first half, extending a streak of four consecutive shutout quarters … the shutout ended with 11 seconds remaining in the third quarter when Logan Thomas rushed for a touchdown from five yards out … Duke had not allowed a touchdown since the second quarter of last week’s game at Virginia

SECOND-HALF DEFENSE: Duke continued its trend of strong second-half defense, holding the Hokies to just 10 points in the second half … Duke shut out Virginia and Navy in the second half in the two games prior to Virginia Tech … Duke has held opponents to 7.8 points in the second half this season compared to 14.8 points in the first half

BROWN & HELTON LEAD DEFENSE: Linebackers David Helton and Kelby Brown combined for 33 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, one interception and one pass breakup … both logged double-digit tackles, including Helton who led the team with a career-high 19

OFFENSIVE LINE LIMITS SACKS: Duke’s offensive line surrendered just one sack to a Virginia Tech defense that entered the game ranked tied for first in the ACC with 27 sacks

DUKE LIMITS VIRGINIA TECH PASSING GAME: Duke grabbed four interceptions and logged 10 pass breakups, including three by true freshman Bryon Fields, and held the Hokies to 214 passing yards … the four interceptions were Duke’s most since grabbing four against Virginia in 2008 … the four turnovers were the most since forcing four against Clemson (3 interceptions, 1 fumble) in 2012

DE KENNY ANUNIKE: Recorded his second career pass breakup … logged at least five tackles for the third straight game

QB ANTHONY BOONE: Threw a career-high four interceptions … completed 7-of-25 passes for 107 yards … rushed 11 times for 44 yards and one touchdown … touchdown came in the third quarter and put Duke ahead 13-0 … had a key 11-yard run with 2:28 remaining in the game to seal the Duke victory … Duke ran out the clock after that first-down run

LB KELBY BROWN: Recorded 14 tackles for his second double-digit tackle game of the season and seventh of his career … grabbed a key interception with 4:22 remaining and Duke holding on to a 13-10 lead … reached 60 tackles for the third straight season

S JEREMY CASH: Picked off a batted Logan Thomas pass in the third quarter for his third interception of the season … also recorded his fourth pass breakup of the season … logged six tackles, giving him 72 on the season

CB ROSS COCKRELL: Picked off a Virginia Tech pass in Duke’s end zone for his second interception of the season … interception came after Virginia Tech drove all the way to Duke’s one-yard line but moved back to Duke’s seven after a penalty … recorded his team-leading fifth pass breakup to break Duke’s all-time PBU record … his 34 career PBUs surpass the previous record of 33 held by John Talley (2003-06) … moved into a tie for second place on Duke’s career list for total passes defended, tying Wyatt Smith (1988-91) with 45 (34 pass breakups, 11 interceptions)

QB BRANDON CONNETTE: Converted a key 4th-and-1 with under three minutes remaining on Duke’s final drive

WR JAMISON CROWDER: Snapped a streak of nine consecutive games with at least six receptions … caught four passes for 38 yards … moved into eighth place on Duke’s all-time receptions list (150) and ninth on Duke’s career receiving yards list … became the ninth Duke receiver to reach 2,000 career receiving yards

TE BRAXTON DEAVER: Caught multiple passes for the eighth consecutive game

S DeVON EDWARDS: Made his first career start … logged a career-high 12 tackles for his first career double-digit tackle game … had just nine career tackles entering the game

CB BRYON FIELDS: Recorded three pass breakups, the second most by a Duke freshman in school history  

LB DAVID HELTON: Recorded his second double-digit tackle game of the season and third of his career with a career-high 19 tackles … the 19 tackles were the most by a Duke player since Chike Egbuniwe had 19 against Northwestern in 1997 … Helton’s 19 tackles rank tied for 15th on Duke’s single-game list … had 13 tackles at the end of the first half … logged 7+ tackles for the eighth straight game … eclipsed the 150-tackle plateau for his career … logged four red-zone tackles, including a stop at the Duke 1-yard line, on the Virginia Tech drive that ended in a Ross Cockrell interception in the end zone

PK ROSS MARTIN: Hit his third and fourth career field goals of at least 50 yards, booting a 51-yarder and a 53-yarder  for the first points of the game … the first FBS kicker this season with two field goals of 50+ yards in the same game … moved into a tie for second place on Duke’s career list for field goals of 50-plus yards with Brett Garber (2000-03) … matched school single-game record with two field goals of 50+ yards, equaling the standard set by Sims Lenhardt against Vanderbilt in 1998 (54, 53) … Martin’s 53-yard field goal matches the seventh longest in school history … moved into 10th place on Duke's career scoring list with 157 points, passing Corey Thomas (150) and Ken Harper (151)

CB GARETT PATTERSON: Caught his first career interception and returned it 24 yards

RB SHAQUILLE POWELL: Caught a short pass from Anthony Boone and turned it into a 40-yard catch-and-run … 40-yard catch was the longest of his career

RT PERRY SIMMONS: Started his 45th consecutive game

RB/LB JUWAN THOMPSON: Recorded his first career defensive tackles … finished with three tackles, all of which came on the same drive … practiced at linebacker for the first time in the week leading up to Virginia Tech game