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Vernon, Renfree among national yardage leaders

The most intriguing numbers to arise out of Duke's Week 5 victory over Florida International:


Connor Vernon led the team in receiving yet again Saturday, hauling in eight passes for 117 yards. Vernon is now averaging 101 receiving yards per game.  With his performance last week, Vernon now has the 14th most receiving yards in college football.  His quarterback, Sean Renfree, is 14th in passing yards himself, with 1361 yards.


Duke had its first turnover free game of the season.  The Blue Devils had fumbled four times and thrown two interceptions through the first four games of the season.  This was Duke’s first turnover free game since last October 30th, when the team defeated Navy by a score of 34-31.


Florida International moved the ball extremely well on offense last week.  The Golden Panthers recorded 568 total yards, the most a Duke defense has allowed since last November 2nd, when Virginia mounted 643 total yards in a losing effort.  To put it in perspective, 568 total yards is just eight yards shy of double what the Blue Devils allowed to Richmond to open the season.



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