Scores

Final

Troy 31

(2-3, 0-3 away)

Duke 38

(3-2, 2-2 home)

3:00 PM ET, September 28, 2013

Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC

1 2 3 4 T
TROY 7 14 7 331
DUKE 14 14 7 338

Top Performers

Passing: B. Connette (FRES) - 324 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Connette (FRES) - 17 CAR, 55 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Crowder (DUKE) - 7 REC, 149 YDS, 1 TD

Connette leads Duke past Troy for a 38-31 win

Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. -- Brandon Connette threw three touchdowns passes and ran for two more to lead Duke to a 38-31 win over Troy on Saturday.

Connette had 324 yards passing and 55 rushing. It came a week after Connette threw for four scores and ran for two more in a 58-55 loss to Pitt.

Josh Snead also had 108 yards rushing for the Blue Devils (3-2), who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Corey Robinson had 354 yards passing and two touchdowns for Troy (2-3), which lost its third in a row. Jordan Chunn added two touchdowns on the ground.

A holding penalty negated a 56-yard touchdown catch by Troy's Chandler Worthy with 9:37 remaining that would have given Trojans the lead.

Duke's defense struggled in recent weeks, yielding 344 yards rushing in its loss to Georgia Tech two weeks ago and 424 yards passing to Pittsburgh last week.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TROY
DUKE
1st Downs2921
Total Yards512514
Passing362324
Rushing150190
Penalties7-694-35
3rd Down Conversions5-165-12
4th Down Conversions2-20-0
Turnovers11
Possession34:2425:36

Passing Leaders

TroyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Robinson35/453547.921
DukeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Connette20/2832411.631

Rushing Leaders

TroyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Burks16684.3011
Anthony6386.3016
DukeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Snead111089.8053
Connette17553.2217

Receiving Leaders

TroyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Holmes78211.7024
Thomas9778.6124
DukeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Crowder714921.3160
Barnes27336.5050

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTROYDUKE
TD06:46Jordan Chunn 5 Yd Run (Will Scott Kick) 70
TD05:08Max McCaffrey 7 Yd Pass From Brandon Connette (Ross Martin Kick) 77
TD00:25Brandon Connette 3 Yd Run (Ross Martin Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERTROYDUKE
TD11:44Jamison Crowder 60 Yd Pass From Brandon Connette (Ross Martin Kick) 721
TD10:07Eric Thomas 12 Yd Pass From Corey Robinson (Will Scott Kick) 1421
TD07:55Jela Duncan 9 Yd Pass From Brandon Connette (Ross Martin Kick) 1428
TD02:52Jordan Chunn 1 Yd Run (Will Scott Kick) 2128
THIRD QUARTERTROYDUKE
TD13:15Wilson Van Hooser 40 Yd Pass From Corey Robinson (Will Scott Kick) 2828
TD09:46Brandon Connette 4 Yd Run (Ross Martin Kick) 2835
FOURTH QUARTERTROYDUKE
FG12:44Will Scott 37 Yd 3135
FG00:31Ross Martin 34 Yd 3138