Playing in their first Thursday night game in 20 years, the Blue Devils have looked lost in the limelight thus far, as they trail the Tar Heels 28-7 after two quarters of play at Wallace Wade Stadium.
Duke seemed to be ready to strike first, as it held the Tar Heels to a three-and-out on their first possession. Senior Jamison Crowder then exploded on the following punt for a 30-yard return to the Tar Heel 44-yard line. The Blue Devils continued their initial push, as redshirt senior quarterback Anthony Boone found Max McCaffrey for a 16-yard completion on third down.
But, just like last week, Duke could not hang onto the ball when it mattered, as it would give the ball right back two plays later when Thomas Sirk fumbled the ball on a second-down run, giving North Carolina the ball at its own 22-yard line.
The Tar Heels would not squander their second possession, driving 78 yards in 3:44, capping the drive with a four-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Marquise Williams to Quinshad Davis... Read more