The Blue Devils used five turnovers and a host of other Green Wave miscues to dominate 47-13 in their final nonconference game of the season Saturday afternoon at Wallace Wade Stadium.
Revisiting the three keys to the game:
- Don’t rely too much on the big play: Tulane boasts a strong secondary with Preseason All-AAC First Team cornerback Lorenzo Doss and Second Team safeties Darion Monroe and Sam Scofield, so the Blue Devils knew that they would have to defer to the ground game more against Tulane. They did just that. Anthony Boone, Josh Snead, Thomas Sirk, and Sean Wilson all scored rushing touchdowns from within the ten yard line for Duke, which racked up 256 yards on the ground.. The Blue Devils also moved the chains steadily, converting seven of their 13 third-down attempts.
- Come back to Crowder: Jamison Crowder, arguably the Blue Devils’ biggest offensive threat, had trouble matching the stats he put up against Elon and Troy last week against Kansas. He recorded only two receptions for 14 yards... Read more