Scores

Final

N Carolina Cent 14

(0-4, 0-3 away)

Duke 49

(2-2, 1-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 26, 2009

Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC

1 2 3 4 T
NCCU 7 7 0 014
DUKE 21 7 14 749

Top Performers

Passing: T. Lewis (DUKE) - 189 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Scott (DUKE) - 16 CAR, 100 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Varner (DUKE) - 6 REC, 76 YDS, 2 TD

Lewis' three TDs power Duke past N.C. Central

DURHAM, N.C. -- Thaddeus Lewis threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another score to help Duke beat North Carolina Central 49-14 in the Bull City Gridiron Classic on Saturday night.

It was the first-ever matchup between the two schools, which are located a couple of miles from each other.

Lewis finished with 189 yards passing for the Blue Devils (2-2), who totaled 486 yards on offense. Freshman Desmond Scott led Duke with 100 yards rushing and a touchdown on 16 carries, while Patrick Kurunwune added 93 yards on the ground and a score on 14 attempts.

The Blue Devils scored on their first three possessions to claim a 21-0 lead. North Carolina Central (0-4) scored two touchdowns -- Tim Shankle's 1-yard run and Jeffery Henderson's 83-yard interception return, cutting the margin to seven.

But Duke responded with 28 unanswered points to pull away from the Eagles.

Duke linebacker Vincent Rey set a school record with his third touchdown off a fumble. He scored on a 16-yard fumble return in the third quarter to give the Blue Devils a 42-14 lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NCCU
DUKE
1st Downs828
Total Yards181487
Passing111254
Rushing70233
Penalties4-406-47
3rd Down Conversions2-107-14
4th Down Conversions0-12-3
Turnovers11
Possession24:4735:13

Passing Leaders

NC CentralC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson5/15825.500
DukeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lewis17/251897.620

Rushing Leaders

NC CentralCARYDSAVGTDLG
Shankle11403.6111
McCord8384.8015
DukeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott161006.3123
Kurunwune14936.6126

Receiving Leaders

NC CentralRECYDSAVGTDLG
Irvine25427.0055
Scott33712.3014
DukeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Varner67612.7218
Vernon67212.0022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNCCUDUKE
TD12:33Patrick Kurunwune 14 Yd Run (Nick Maggio Kick) 07
TD08:42Desmond Scott 23 Yd Run (Nick Maggio Kick) 014
TD03:19Donovan Varner 18 Yd Pass From Thaddeus Lewis (Nick Maggio Kick) 021
TD01:27Tim Shankle 1 Yd Run (Frankie Cardelle Kick) 721
SECOND QUARTERNCCUDUKE
TD13:33Jeffery Henderson 83 Yd Interception Return (Frankie Cardelle Kick) 1421
TD00:33Donovan Varner 14 Yd Pass From Thaddeus Lewis (Nick Maggio Kick) 1428
THIRD QUARTERNCCUDUKE
TD10:06Thaddeus Lewis 5 Yd Run (Nick Maggio Kick) 1435
TD04:08Vincent Rey 16 Yd Fumble Return (Nick Maggio Kick) 1442
FOURTH QUARTERNCCUDUKE
TD14:56Brett Huffman 3 Yd Pass From Sean Renfree (Nick Maggio Kick) 1449