DURHAM, N.C. – Miami held Duke scoreless and to just 125 yards of offense in the second half, handing the Blue Devils a tough 31-6 loss Friday night at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium. The setback was the first for the Blue Devils in 2017.
Duke falls to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in ACC action, while the Hurricanes improve to 3-0 and 1-0 in league play.
Miami finished the night with 409 yards of offense, 270 of which came through the air by quarterback Malik Rosier, and scored 10 points off of turnovers to seal the victory. Duke had 349 yards overall with Johnathan Lloyd leading the way with 83 yards receiving and Shaun Wilson carrying the ball nine times for 63 yards. Daniel Jones went 21-of-41 for 166 yards.
The first quarter featured a lot of action on both sides of the ball as the teams combined for 290 yards, 182 for Miami and 108 by the Blue Devils, and 17 points.
In a theme for much of the game, Duke couldn’t convert on fourth down inside the red zone, giving the Hurricanes the ball back without getting on the scoreboard. The Hurricanes capitalized and in under two minutes drove 76 yards, 39 of which came on a single pass, to take a 7-0 lead with a 27-yard touchdown pass from Rosier to Braxton Berrios in the back of the end zone.