While other teams around the country struggled against FCS teams, the Blue Devils cruised past Elon 52-13 in their season opener Saturday night. Although the Phoenix kept the score close in the first quarter, Duke scored 21 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a 28-6 lead by halftime. Elon could not mount a comeback and was held to just a single fourth quarter touchdown.
Pass: After posting a disappointing 13-13 touchdown-to-interception ratio last season, Anthony Boone started 2014 on a high note with four touchdown passes on the evening. He completed 22-of-33 passes for 247 yards, finding senior wide receivers Jamison Crowder and Issac Blakeney for two touchdowns apiece. Boone, who was well protected throughout the game, seemed very comfortable in the pocket and only a handful of his throws were off target. Thomas Sirk, who played in his first career game, also had success throwing the ball, completing 5-of-7 passes for 40 yards in the second half... Read more