Military Appreciation Day The Duke-Georgia Tech game marked the annual Military Appreciation Day at Wallace Wade Stadium. Prior to the national anthem, a moment of silence was held to recognize the victims from the recent Fort Hood shooting and all men and women who lost their lives serving in the military. At the coin toss, three members of the Wounded Warriors program joining the captains & officials. One minute prior to kickoff, a one-plane (Navy Prowler) fly-over was conducted.
Opening Drive The Blue Devils scored a touchdown on its opening drive, driving 73 yards in nine plays in 4:13. It is the fifth time in 10 games, Duke has scored on its first offensive possession. They have four touchdowns with two coming through the air and two on the ground.
Lewis Sets School Completions and Total Offense Records Senior quarterback Thaddeus Lewis completed 22-of-35 pass attempts to break Duke’s career pass completions record. He passed Ben Bennett (1980-83) for first all-time and now has 826 career completions to rank third all-time in the ACC. Lewis had 200 yards of total offense to break Spence Fischer’s school record. Lewis now has 9,300 career yards of total offense. Lewis Moves Into Fifth In ACC History With a touchdown pass in the first quarter, Lewis moves into a tie for fifth in ACC history with 63 career touchdown passes. He is now tied with Chris Rix of Florida State. Lewis has thrown a TD pass in 34 of his 45 career games.
Lewis Climbs Single Season Passing Charts Lewis moved up several single season passing lists at Duke. He now ranks sixth with 226 completions, seventh with 2,640 passing yards and tied for seventh with 16 passing touchdowns.
Boyette Catches Second Touchdown Pass Senior running back Re'quan Boyette caught his second touchdown pass of the season on an 18-yard pass from Lewis on Duke’s opening drive. It is the seventh career touchdown for Boyette who also has five career rushing scores.
Career Highs For Boyette Boyette finished the day with career highs of six receptions for 65 yards. His previous bests were four catches on three occasions and 35 yards against Army earlier this season.
Vernon Moves Up ACC Freshman Receiving Lists True freshman Conner Vernon caught three passes for 18 yards to move up the ACC receiving lists for freshmen. He has 44 catches on the year to rank ninth most and has 601 yards to rank seventh. Both totals are Duke freshman records.
Two Receivers With Over 600 Yards With Vernon going over 600 receiving yards on the season, Duke has two receivers with over 600 yards for the seventh time in school history. Vernon joined sophomore Donovan Varner who has 708 yards on the year.
Williams Joins Elite Company Sophomore wide receiver Johnny Williams recorded his 30th catch of the season to make him just the third player in school history with at least 30 receptions in his freshman and sophomore seasons. He joins Corey Thomas (37 in 1994 and 45 in 1995) and Wes Chesson (47 in 1968 and 43 in 1969).
Okpokowuruk Tallies Fifth Sack Senior Ayanga Okpokowuruk registered his team-leading fifth sack of the season. He had five career sacks in his first three seasons at Duke. He has recorded a sack in three straight games.
Oglesby Recovers Fumble Redshirt junior Wesley Oglesby recorded his third career fumble recovery and first of the season in the fourth quarter.
Snyderwine Makes 12th Straight Field Goal Junior walk-on kicker Will Snyderwine made his 12th straight field goal attempt, connecting from 31 yards out in the first quarter. His streak ended on his next attempt as his 52-yard attempt was blocked. He is now 12-of-14 on the season.