Scores

Final

Northwestern 24

(2-0, 1-0 away)

Duke 20

(1-1, 1-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 6, 2008

Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC

1 2 3 4 T
NW 7 10 0 724
DUKE 7 3 3 720

Top Performers

Passing: T. Lewis (DUKE) - 256 YDS

Rushing: T. Sutton (NW) - 16 CAR, 66 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Williams (DUKE) - 11 REC, 135 YDS

Sutton scores 2 TDs as Northwestern tops Duke

Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. -- Tyrell Sutton ran for two touchdowns and Northwestern's defense made two critical fourth-down stops down the stretch, leading the Wildcats to a 24-20 victory over Duke on Saturday night.

Omar Conteh scored the go-ahead score for Northwestern (2-0), which was outplayed most of the game. The Blue Devils (1-1) had a 472-328 advantage in total offense and nearly doubled up the Wildcats in time of possession, but a few key mistakes kept them from winning their first two games for first-year coach David Cutcliffe.

The final one came on fourth-and-5 from Northwestern's 24 with about 90 seconds remaining. Thaddeus Lewis scrambled around the pocket before finding Clifford Harris open for what appeared to be the winning touchdown. But tackle Cameron Goldberg was called for holding to bring it back, and Lewis' desperation pass intended for Johnny Williams fell incomplete on the next play.

The Wildcats ran out the clock from there.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NW
DUKE
1st Downs1428
Total Yards328472
Passing251294
Rushing77178
Penalties4-335-39
3rd Down Conversions4-135-16
4th Down Conversions0-11-3
Turnovers01
Possession20:4539:15

Passing Leaders

NorthwesternC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bacher14/312267.300
DukeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lewis24/422566.100

Rushing Leaders

NorthwesternCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sutton16664.1218
Bacher4153.808
DukeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris18864.8115
Hollingsworth11413.7011

Receiving Leaders

NorthwesternRECYDSAVGTDLG
Peterman27336.5045
Ward56012.0018
DukeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams1113512.3031
Kelly4379.3016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNWDUKE
TD09:53Clifford Harris 2 Yd Run (Nick Maggio Kick) 07
TD02:20Tyrell Sutton 18 Yd Run (Amado Villarreal Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERNWDUKE
TD10:16Tyrell Sutton 4 Yd Run (Amado Villarreal Kick) 147
FG02:22Nick Maggio 21 Yd 1410
FG00:00Amado Villarreal 35 Yd 1710
THIRD QUARTERNWDUKE
FG05:14Nick Maggio 38 Yd 1713
FOURTH QUARTERNWDUKE
TD12:17Thaddeus Lewis 16 Yd Run (Nick Maggio Kick) 1720
TD09:04Omar Conteh 2 Yd Run (Amado Villarreal Kick) 2420