Duke 38, Troy 31

Date - Saturday, September 28, 2013 3:00 PM
Location - Wallace Wade Stadium
Attendance - 30126

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Troy 7 14 7 3 31
Duke 14 14 7 3 38

Recap

Duke 38, Troy 31: Brandon Connette passed for three touchdowns and ran for two more - for a career-high five touchdowns - as the host Blue Devils held off the Trojans.

Connette was 20-of-28 for 324 yards and added 55 yards on the ground for Duke (3-2), which was coming off a 58-55 loss to Pittsburgh. Connette's top target was Jamison Crowder, who had seven receptions for 149 yards and a score.

Corey Robinson was nearly as sharp as Connette for Troy (2-3), going 35-of-45 for 354 yards and two scores. Jordan Chunn ran for two touchdowns but was held to 33 yards on 11 carries.

The shootout began right out of the gate with Connette passing and running for a score in the opening quarter and adding two touchdown passes in the second to stake Duke to a 28-21 halftime lead. Chunn rushed for a touchdown in both quarters, and Robinson added a second-quarter scoring pass for Troy.

The defenses stepped up after intermission, only allowing 10 points apiece. After Robinson hit Wilson Van Hooser for a 40-yard touchdown pass to open the third quarter, Connette put the Blue Devils up for good with a 4-yard scoring run later in the period.

GAME NOTEBOOK: This was the first meeting between the schools. … Connette exceed his single-game passing mark by a yard after throwing for 323 yards last week against Pittsburgh. … Robinson's lone interception came on a Hail Mary pass to end the game.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 6:46
Troy   TD  Duke 0 - Troy 7
1st Quarter - 5:08
Duke   TD  Duke 7 - Troy 7
1st Quarter - 0:25
Duke   TD  Duke 14 - Troy 7
2nd Quarter - 11:44
Duke   TD  Duke 21 - Troy 7
2nd Quarter - 10:07
Troy   TD  Duke 21 - Troy 14
2nd Quarter - 7:55
Duke   TD  Duke 28 - Troy 14
2nd Quarter - 2:52
Troy   TD  Duke 28 - Troy 21
3rd Quarter - 13:15
Troy   TD  Duke 28 - Troy 28
3rd Quarter - 9:46
Duke   TD  Duke 35 - Troy 28
4th Quarter - 12:44
Troy   FG  Duke 35 - Troy 31
4th Quarter - 0:31
Duke   FG  Duke 38 - Troy 31
TEAMS

Team Records

  Troy Duke
W/L 2 - 3 - 0 3 - 2 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 0 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Troy Duke
Score 31 38
First Downs 29 21
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-16
31%
5-for-12
42%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 512 514
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 41-150 39-190
Average/Rush 3.7 4.9
Passing
Comp-Att 37-50 20-28
Passing Yards 362 324
Average/Pass Play 6.8 11.6
Penalties-Yards 7-69 4-35
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 34:24 25:36

PLAYER STATS

Troy (2 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Robinson 35/45 354 2 1
D. Anthony 2/5 8 0 0
Duke (3 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Connette 20/28 324 3 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Burks 16 68 4.2 0
D. Anthony 6 38 6.3 0
J. Chunn 11 33 3.0 2
C. Worthy 2 8 4.0 0
E. Thomas 1 7 7.0 0
C. Williams 1 4 4.0 0
C. Robinson 4 -8 -2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Snead 11 108 9.8 0
B. Connette 17 55 3.2 2
J. Duncan 8 27 3.4 0
J. Thompson 2 4 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Holmes 7 82 11.7 0
E. Thomas 9 77 8.6 1
C. Williams 5 57 11.4 0
W. Van Hooser 2 49 24.5 1
F. Payton 4 36 9.0 0
B. Burks 3 31 10.3 0
K. Edenfield 1 23 23.0 0
D. Anthony 2 7 3.5 0
J. Chunn 4 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Crowder 7 149 21.3 1
J. Barnes 2 73 36.5 0
M. McCaffrey 4 54 13.5 1
B. Deaver 2 18 9.0 0
I. Blakeney 1 11 11.0 0
J. Duncan 1 9 9.0 1
J. Thompson 1 8 8.0 0
B. Braxton 2 2 1.0 0