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Blue Devils Crush Tulane 48-27

It was a great homecoming for Duke fans and the team alike, in that the Blue Devils ran roughshod over the Tulane.  When the dust cleared the scoreboard read Duke 48, Tulane 27 but it wasn’t that close.  In fact, Tulane had two late scores in the fourth quarter against Duke back ups to make the game look closer that it actually was.

Another great day for Sean Renfree

Duke quarterback Sean Renfree put together another solid outing, save an early interception for a touchdown.  Renfree went 21 of 30 for 278 yards and one passing touchdown.  But it was Renfree’s legs that allowed him to score two rushing touchdowns.  I just happened to be on the field for both and each one was right in front of me.  Renfree toughed his way in on the first one, a two yard run and the second he went pretty much untouched right up the middle.

Juwan Thompson carrying the load

Juwan Thompson averaged 4,9 yards per carry for 69 yards and two scores.  Thomspon was a chief component in Duke controlling the clock to the tune of  36 minutes to just 23 for Tulane.  It is also worth noting that Thompson has been forced into carrying the load while Josh Snead and Desmond Scott heal from injuries.

Duke defense shines

The Blue Devils went five straight quarters without letting up a touchdown and the two late Green Wave scores came against a bevy of back ups.  The early Tulane touchdown was an interception return.  A 122 yards of the Green Waves 318 yards of offense came on the last two drives, again, against the Duke subs.

Heartbreaking News

Kenny Anunike was lost for the season. Anunike was enjoying a fabulous season, leading the ACC sacks, and will be greatly missed moving forward.  BDN wishes him a speedy recovery.

Red Zone prowess

The Blue Devils were a perfect 7 for 7 in the red zone which helped them to 48 points, a season high.  The last time Duke scored more was November 6th against Virginia last season.  Duke also got a26 yard  field goal from Jeffrey Ijjas. Coach Cut said that it was a confidence builder in case Will Snyderwine got hurt again.  Actually, Snyderwine is still on the mend but did kick some of the extra points for the Blue Devils.

Blue Devil Nation Video will have some player interviews up shortly.

Blue Devils land a running back in Juwon Thompson

Devils picl up a running back - AJC
Devils pick up a running back - AJC

The Duke Blue Devils continued their successful recruiting in the David Cutcliffe era, when they received their seventh verbal commitment from the class of 2010.

Juwon Thompson, a 5-foot-11, 210 pound running back out of Woodward Academy pulled the trigger after his second visit to Duke University.

It’s not unusual that Thompson pointed to the comfort level he had with the Duke Coaching staff, for this has been a recurring theme when recruits are asked of the reasoning behind their choice.

Thompson picked Duke over Boston College and Ole Miss over the weekend, but he had interest from Georgia, Georgia Tech and Tennessee as well.

The word on Thompson is that he is ideally suited for the offensive system Duke employs in that he is a hard running back that is very dangerous as a pass catcher out of the backfield.  Thompson rushed for 1,212 yards and found the end zone 15 (TD’s) times as a junior.

He carries a 3.2 GPA in core courses and also runs track for his high school team.