Blue Devils Impress In First Spring Scrimmage

Re'quan Boyette recorded 98 all-purpose yards and Michael Tauiliili returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown to highlight Duke's 100-play football scrimmage on Saturday afternoon at Wallace Wade Stadium.

Boyette carried the football 15 times for 65 yards and one touchdown while catching four passes for an additional 33 yards. Fellow running back Clifford Harris added 46 yards on the ground on 10 attempts.

In the passing game, Thaddeus Lewis completed 17-of-23 throws for 124 yards and one touchdown while Zack Asack was 17-of-32 through the air for 122 yards. Sheldon Bell led all receivers with six grabs for 60 yards while Eron Riley had five catches for 34 yards and one touchdown. Ryan Wood and Garrett Utt contributed three receptions apiece.

The Blue Devil defense registered five turnovers as Tauiliili, Eddie Morgan, Catron Gainey and Adrian Aye-Darko had interceptions and Wesley Oglesby recovered one fumble. Tauiliili added one quarterback sack on the day while Patrick Egboh logged two tackles for loss including a sack. Jabari Marshall broke up a pair of passes in the Duke secondary.

Saturday's scrimmage marked the sixth of 15 workout sessions for Duke this spring. At the conclusion of spring drills, Duke will host the Spring Game on Saturday, April 19 at 1 p.m. in Wallace Wade Stadium.

The Blue Devils open the 2008 season at home against James Madison on Saturday, August 30. Season ticket packages featuring home games with North Carolina and N.C. State are available at or by calling the Duke Athletic Ticket Office at 1-877-375-DUKE.

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