First Controlled Scrimmage Results

DURHAM, N.C. - Quarterback Thaddeus Lewis competed 16-of-26 passes for 223 yards and one touchdown to highlight Duke's 60-play football scrimmage held Saturday morning.

"There were some big plays on both sides of the ball today," said head coach Ted Roof. "It was great to get out and get a bunch of reps and we'll have some great stuff to teach off of now. Obviously we've got a lot of things to get corrected but we've got to attack it better. There are always things you need to correct and always things that you're excited about."

Wide receiver Jomar Wright caught a scrimmage-best four passes for 31 yards while Re'quan Boyette and Eron Riley each hauled in three balls for 62 and 64 yards, respectively. Lewis hooked up with Riley for a 55-yard touchdown pass.

"We came out today and got after each other," Lewis said. "We're showing improvement as a team. The operation is coming together. It's fun, especially when Eron turns a five-yard out into a long touchdown. When you see things like that, you know you're gaining improvement and it's great."

Duke's rushing attack was led by Clifford Harris, who picked up 74 yards on nine carries. Tielor Robinson added four attempts for 57 yards including a 41-yard burst.

On defense, Patrick Egboh was credited with two tackles for loss while Charles Robinson recorded an interception.

The Blue Devils return to the practice field on Monday. Duke opens the 2007 season at home versus Connecticut on September 1.


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