NCAA Game Summary - Maryland at Duke|
(Saturday, October 24th)
Final Score: Duke 17, Maryland 13
Durham, NC (Sports Network) - Thaddeus Lewis threw for 371 yards and two
touchdowns as the Blue Devils held off the Maryland Terrapins, 17-13, in an
Atlantic Coast Conference game at Wallace Wade Stadium.
The victory marks the first time Duke (4-3, 2-1 ACC) has won back-to-back
conference games since 1994.
The Blue Devils forced two turnovers in the final four minutes, one coming on
a fumbled punt recovered by Brandon King, the other on a Vincent Ray
Lewis was 30-of-43 through the air, while Donovan Varner caught a season-high
eight balls for 120 yards and a touchdown. Conner Vernon reeled in five passes
for another 102 yards.
Chris Turner was 16-of-23 through the air for Maryland (2-6, 1-3), for 182
yards and a touchdown in the team's third straight setback.
Duke took a 7-0 lead with 7:24 left in the first quarter when Justin Lewis hit
Varner with a 24-yard scoring pass.
Nick Ferrara booted field goals of 25 and 40 yards to bring Maryland within a
point at 7-6 with 8:34 left in the first half.
Will Snyderwine's 35-yard boot with 3:31 left in the second quarter built
Duke's lead to 10-6, which is where it stood at halftime.
Lewis found Danny Parker with a one-yard touchdown throw with 5:35 left in the
third quarter to give the Blue Devils a 17-6 advantage.
Turner and Davin Meggett combined on a 67-yard touchdown play with 4:30
remaining in the
third quarter to cut Duke's lead to four points, but the Terrapins could draw
Maryland finished the day 5-of-13 on third-down conversions and registered
only 249 yards of total offense, compared to 394 yards for the home team.
10/24 18:54:50 ET