Boyette & Kromah Highlight Duke Football Scri

DURHAM, N.C. -- Running back Re'quan Boyette scored on a 55-yard run from scrimmage and linebacker Abraham Kromah recorded a pair of interceptions to highlight Duke's 85-play football scrimmage on Friday morning at Wallace Wade Stadium.

"The pluses as I saw it were our playmakers in Re'quan Boyette and Johnny Williams," Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said. "Also positive for us today was Brandon King and the tight ends in general. Their blocking was pivotal at times and when they got opportunities to catch the ball, they were where they were supposed to be."

Boyette, who missed the 2008 campaign due to injury after leading the Blue Devils in rushing the previous two seasons, went untouched off right tackle for the touchdown and finished with 68 yards on six carries. Redshirt freshman Patrick Kurunwune added 35 yards on six attempts while junior Tony Jackson rushed six times for 20 yards.

In the passing game, redshirt freshman Sean Renfree completed 15-of-28 throws for 121 yards while senior Thaddeus Lewis was 10-of-21 for 120 yards. Sophomore Johnny Williams caught a morning-best seven passes for 90 yards.

Defensively, Kromah's two interceptions spearheaded the effort while redshirt junior Patrick Egboh was credited with one quarterback sack. Sophomore safety Matt Daniels, redshirt junior defensive end Wesley Oglesby and junior linebacker Damian Thornton each carded tackles for loss.

"We did a great job of pressuring the quarterbacks all day long," Cutcliffe said. "We've got to learn to finish our blitzes. I thought Kevin Jones punted the ball well. We worked on our return game early, and there were some real positive things there. That is a huge area of emphasis for us and we've got to continue to improve in that area."

Duke will hold its annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.m. in Wallace Wade Stadium. Admission to the event is free of charge.

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