CFN: Duke Plays Well, But Falls Short

Wake Forest's Chip Vaughn blocked a 27-yard field goal attempt as time ran out to help avoid the upset.

Down 13-7, Micah Andrews ran for a two-yard score for the Demon Deacons with 1:28 to play, but the defense couldn't stop Thaddeus Lewis and the Duke offense with pass interference plays allowing the Blue Devils to get in range to win the game. Duke struck first on a 47-yard touchdown catch from Jomar Wright on the way to a 10-0 first half lead, but Wake would get back in the game on a five-yard touchdown catch from John Tereshinski.

Player of the game ... Wake Forest safety Chip Vaughn made three tackles, one interception, and blocked the final Duke field goal attempt.

Stat Leaders:
Duke - Passing: Thaddeus Lewis, 21-32, 305 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Clifford Harris, 9-29.
Receiving: Jomar Wright, 5-104, 1 TD

Wake Forest - Passing: Riley Skinner, 22-29, 235 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Micah Andrews, 17-41, 1 TD.
Receiving: Kenneth Moore, 6-61

Whoopty doo. What does it all mean Basil? ...
The young team has to learn how to win. It might not have come through late against Wake Forest, but the program took a big step in its overall maturity with Thaddeus Lewis putting together a tremendous game throwing for 305 yards. However, the running game isn't going to magically appear next week against Virginia Tech. The defense did an excellent job loading up to stop Micah Andrews and the Demon Deacon running game, but it'll be hard for the team to find anything to be happy about after such a devastating defeat.

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