Duke heads to the locker room with a 19-7 lead against Tulane at Wallace Wade Stadium. The Blue Devils—who scored on short touchdown runs by Thomas Sirk and Josh Snead—got some help from a Tulane safety and added a Ross Martin field goal in the opening 30 minutes.
For the second week in a row, the Blue Devils wasted no time marching downfield to grab an early lead. Keyed by a 43-yard scamper by backup Sirk on third-and-one, Duke completed a seven-play, 75-yard drive in less than three minutes, culminating in a Sirk one-yard touchdown run. The entire drive came courtesy of quarterback runs, as starter Anthony Boone rushed four times for 27 yards in addition to Sirk's two carries.
Tulane answered back with an impressive opening drive, converting a pair of third downs during an 85-yard drive that ended when freshman running back Dontrell Hillard punched it in from five yards out. Once again, the Blue Devils responded quickly, as Snead bulldozed his way into the endzone from two yards out... Read more