Scores

Final

Georgia Tech 38

(2-0, 1-0 ACC)

Duke 14

(2-1, 0-1 ACC)

Coverage: ESPNU

3:30 PM ET, September 14, 2013

Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC

1 2 3 4 T
GT 10 14 7 738
DUKE 7 0 0 714

Top Performers

Passing: V. Lee (JMU) - 125 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Duncan (DUKE) - 16 CAR, 89 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Smelter (GT) - 3 REC, 47 YDS, 2 TD

Durham native Lee leads Ga Tech past Duke 38-14

Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. -- Vad Lee threw a career-high four touchdown passes and ran for another in his hometown, and Georgia Tech beat Duke 38-14 on Saturday.

The Durham native had scoring throws of 24 and 10 yards to DeAndre Smelter, 13 yards to Robert Godhigh and 19 yards to Zach Laskey.

He also ran 4 yards for a TD. The Yellow Jackets (2-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) fell behind 7-3, then took command by scoring the next four touchdowns.

Lee was 8 of 16 for 125 yards and added 76 yards rushing. Georgia Tech rolled up 344 yards rushing and 469 total yards against the No. 6 total defense in the Bowl Subdivision.

Jela Duncan rushed 1 yard for an early score for the Blue Devils (2-1, 0-1). Brandon Connette had a late 7-yard TD run and was 15 of 28 for 122 yards in his first start as Duke's full-time quarterback.

Duke was denied both its first victory over Georgia Tech since 2003 -- when current Yellow Jackets defensive coordinator Ted Roof was their interim head coach -- and its first 3-0 start since 1994.

Roof, fired by Duke in 2007 after going 6-45 in 4 1/2 seasons and losing his last 16 home games, walked away from Wallace Wade Stadium a winner for the first time since 2005.

And he left with a tough defense that has allowed two touchdowns all season and held Duke to 254 total yards.

Lee put Georgia Tech up 24-7 after a 30-minute span in which half of his completions went for touchdowns to Smelter.

He gave the Yellow Jackets a 17-7 lead when he hit Smelter for a 24-yard score on third-and-12 with 10:05 left in the second.

They hooked up again with 42 seconds left in the half. Lee ran the 2-minute drill to perfection, moving Georgia Tech quickly downfield before his 10-yard throw to Smelter at the pylon put Georgia Tech up by 17.

He capped the Yellow Jackets' opening drive of the second half with his scoring pass to Godhigh to make it 31-7, then capped his day by throwing his TD to Laskey with 2:10 left.

Lee, the state's 2010 Associated Press high school player of the year at Durham Hillside High, once again found the end zone with relative ease in the North Carolina Triangle: In two games here, he has accounted for eight touchdowns.

He ran for two scores and threw for another in last year's 68-50 win at North Carolina -- the highest-scoring game in ACC history -- and for a short while early in this one, it certainly looked like a repeat of that one: The lead changed hands on three consecutive early possessions.

Godhigh's 44-yard run to the Duke 4 set up Lee's touchdown on an option keeper that put the Yellow Jackets up 10-7 with 6:04 left in the first.

That came after Duncan powered in from 1 yard out to briefly put Duke up 7-3. Harrison Butker's 49-yard field goal roughly 3 minutes in gave Tech a 3-0 lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GT
DUKE
1st Downs2813
Total Yards469254
Passing125122
Rushing344132
Penalties6-465-52
3rd Down Conversions11-173-14
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers10
Possession38:3221:28

Passing Leaders

Georgia TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lee8/161257.841
DukeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Connette15/281224.400

Rushing Leaders

Georgia TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Godhigh47919.8044
Lee22763.5117
DukeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Duncan16895.6116
Thompson6193.2010

Receiving Leaders

Georgia TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Godhigh45914.8118
Smelter34715.7224
DukeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Blakeney44912.3021
Crowder6386.3010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGTDUKE
FG12:03Harrison Butker 49 Yd 30
TD09:14Jela Duncan 1 Yd Run (Ross Martin Kick) 37
TD06:04Vad Lee 4 Yd Run (Harrison Butker Kick) 107
SECOND QUARTERGTDUKE
TD10:05DeAndre Smelter 24 Yd Pass From Vad Lee (Harrison Butker Kick) 177
TD00:42DeAndre Smelter 10 Yd Pass From Vad Lee (Harrison Butker Kick) 247
THIRD QUARTERGTDUKE
TD07:22Robert Godhigh 13 Yd Pass From Vad Lee (Harrison Butker Kick) 317
FOURTH QUARTERGTDUKE
TD14:56Brandon Connette 7 Yd Run (Ross Martin Kick) 3114
TD02:10Zach Laskey 19 Yd Pass From Vad Lee (Harrison Butker Kick) 3814