Campbell, Vernon Highlight Scrimmage

DURHAM, N.C. – Redshirt freshman linebacker August Campbell recovered two fumbles while sophomore wideout Conner Vernon caught five passes for 87 yards and a touchdown to highlight Duke's 65-snap scrimmage on Tuesday night at the Brooks Practice Facility.

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Sean Renfree completed 11-of-17 passes for 138 yards including a 33-yard scoring toss to Vernon. He also found rookie Brandon Braxton three times for 25 yards while junior Donovan Varner had two grabs for 22 yards.

"One of the first things that pleased me on both sides of the ball was so many young people making plays," Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said. "The play of Sean Renfree for the most part was consistent. He played the strategy of the game, threw the ball well and managed the offense well. The only negatives I saw were a couple of holding penalties in critical situations. Otherwise, I thought the offensive line played better than its played since we've been here."

Four Blue Devil running backs – Patrick Kurunwune, Desmond Scott, Josh Snead and Juwan Thompson – posted touchdowns on the ground with Snead bursting off tackle for a 49-yard scoring jaunt. Scott led the Blue Devils with 81 yards on four attempts with a long run of 51 yards while Kurunwune had 52 yards on four carries.

Campbell added one caused fumble and one pass break-up to his two fumble recoveries while junior safety Matt Daniels had one interception. Redshirt senior linebacker Abraham Kromah logged a pair of tackles for loss.

Duke opens the season on September 4 at home against Elon. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Wallace Wade Stadium.


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