Blue Devils Hold 70 Play Scrimmage

DURHAM, N.C. -- Junior cornerback Jabari Marshall returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown and added an interception to highlight Duke's 70-play situational scrimmage on Saturday afternoon at Wallace Wade Stadium.

"I was real pleased with the one defense," said head coach Ted Roof. "And the one offense started to make more plays today. We've got to develop some more depth. It can't be like we're falling off the face of the earth when the second group comes in. They've got to do a better job of executing and functioning."

Quarterback Thaddeus Lewis completed 10-of-14 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns while fullback Tielor Robinson rushed for a pair of scores. Running back Justin Boyle paced the ground attack with 50 yards on four carries and wide receiver Jomar Wright caught a scrimmage-high four passes for 40 yards.

Defensive tackle Vince Oghobaase carded two tackles for loss including a sack while Ayanga Okpokowuruk recovered one fumble.

"(Vince) has been impressive all camp long," Roof noted. "I've been real pleased with him; not only his performance and the way he works but also his leadership. I'm really pleased with what he's done both on and off the field."

Duke opens the 2007 season at home versus Connecticut on September 1 at 2 p.m.


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