Duke slaughters Elon, inches closer to AP Poll
The Blue Devils received 71 votes in the preseason poll—71 more votes than they received in last season’s preseason poll—but despite their decisive victory against the Phoenix, they only got 60 votes in this week’s poll, but that total was still the third-most for an unranked team. Duke beat Elon 52-13 in Saturday’s season opener at Wallace Wade Stadium behind four passing touchdowns from starting quarterback Anthony Boone.
By the fourth quarter, all of the starters had taken a seat on the bench, allowing true freshman running back Shaun Wilson and backup quarterback Thomas Sirk to showcase their talents. Wilson exploded for 71 yards on just six carries and Sirk went 5-for-7 for 40 yards in the air to go along with 54 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Unfortunately for Duke, most top-25 teams won this week, so the Blue Devils weren’t able to crack the poll. But if they keep performing well during the next few weeks, they should find themselves back in where they ended last season... Read more