Duke 28, Memphis 14

Date - Saturday, September 7, 2013 4:30 PM
Location - Liberty Bowl Memorial
Attendance - 44237

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Duke 7 0 7 14 28
Memphis 0 7 0 7 14

Recap


Duke 28, Memphis 14: Brandon Connette came off the bench to throw for 198 yards and two touchdowns as the visiting Blue Devils made it two wins in a row after taming the Tigers.

Anthony Boone started the game at quarterback for Duke (2-0) and went 11-for-16 with one touchdown on the ground before leaving with an injury. Juwan Thompson, Issac Blakeney and Brandon Braxton all chipped in with scores while Jamison Crowder continued his stellar play with 11 catches for 140 yards.

Freshman Paxton Lynch made his debut for Memphis (0-1), going 14-for-24 with 148 passing yards. The Tigers' first touchdown came on the defensive side of the ball courtesy of an interception return by Bobby McCain, while Jai Steib scored a rushing touchdown.
 
Duke opened the scoring on its first possession with Boone's 23-yard run. Memphis weathered the early storm and answered with a touchdown of its own 15 seconds into the second quarter when McCain picked off Boone and ran 75 yards to make it 7-7.

The Blue Devils came storming out of the gates in the second half, putting together an 87-yard drive that culminated in Thompson's 8-yard touchdown run. The Tigers responded with Steib's 11-yard scamper to level matters with 11:38 remaining in the fourth quarter before Duke took the lead for good when Connette found Blakeney for a 22-yard touchdown and Braxton for an 12-yard score on consecutive drives.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Boone left the game early in the second quarter with an upper body injury and did not return. … Memphis has not beaten a team from a BCS automatic qualifying conference since 2004. … The Tigers were 2-for-13 on third downs and managed only 2.7 yards per rushing attempt.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:45
Duke   TD  Memphis 0 - Duke 7
2nd Quarter - 14:45
Memphis   TD  Memphis 7 - Duke 7
3rd Quarter - 9:25
Duke   TD  Memphis 7 - Duke 14
4th Quarter - 11:38
Memphis   TD  Memphis 14 - Duke 14
4th Quarter - 9:50
Duke   TD  Memphis 14 - Duke 21
4th Quarter - 6:56
Duke   TD  Memphis 14 - Duke 28
TEAMS

Team Records

  Duke Memphis
W/L 2 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Duke Memphis
Score 28 14
First Downs 25 12
3rd Down Efficiency 10-for-18
56%
2-for-13
15%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
0-for-4
0%
Total Yards 470 237
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 45-173 33-89
Average/Rush 3.8 2.7
Passing
Comp-Att 25-37 14-24
Passing Yards 297 148
Average/Pass Play 7.6 5.9
Penalties-Yards 6-52 5-60
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 34:43 25:17

PLAYER STATS

Duke (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Connette 14/21 198 2 0
A. Boone 11/16 99 0 1
Memphis (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Lynch 14/24 148 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Thompson 14 67 4.8 1
B. Connette 14 31 2.2 0
J. Duncan 7 31 4.4 0
J. Snead 6 25 4.2 0
A. Boone 2 23 11.5 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Hayes 15 39 2.6 0
P. Lynch 8 29 3.6 0
S. Craft 1 14 14.0 0
J. Steib 4 10 2.5 1
M. Warford 5 -3 -0.6 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Crowder 11 140 12.7 0
B. Deaver 5 66 13.2 0
B. Braxton 3 23 7.7 1
I. Blakeney 1 22 22.0 1
J. Thompson 1 21 21.0 0
M. McCaffrey 1 11 11.0 0
J. Duncan 1 7 7.0 0
J. Barnes 1 5 5.0 0
J. Snead 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Jones 2 49 24.5 0
M. Frazier 1 32 32.0 0
B. Hayes 1 20 20.0 0
M. Warford 4 19 4.8 0
J. Craig 3 15 5.0 0
J. Milleson 1 8 8.0 0
A. Henderson 1 4 4.0 0
A. Cross 1 1 1.0 0