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Duke upended at pittsburgh, 54-45

In a battle of explosive offenses, Pittsburgh scored the game-winning touchdown with five seconds left in the fourth quarter en route to a 54-45 victory at Heinz Field. The two teams combined for 99 points, 57 first downs, 1,253 total yards and six touchdowns covering 25-plus yards in front of 31,510 rain-soaked spectators.

QB Quentin Harris scored the first of his two rushing TDs at the 7:12 mark of the opening quarter to tie the game at 7-7.

Late in the second quarter, a 60-yard run by RB Deon Jackson set up WR T.J. Rahming's four-yard touchdown pass from QB Daniel Jones as the Blue Devils carried a 21-17 lead into intermission.
deon jackson's 74-yard TD catch pushed Duke ahead, 28-17
QB Quentin Harris and WR Johnathan Lloyd each scored TDs in the third quarter. Lloyd would finish the day with a career-high 136 receiving yards on seven receptions.
Led by C Jack Wohlabaugh and OG Zach Harmon, the Blue Devil offensive line opened holes for RB Deon Jackson's 162-yard rushing performance while protecting QB Daniel Jones, who threw for 396 yards and four touchdowns.
Clockwise from left: S Dylan Singleton carded seven tackles; LB Joe Giles-Harris became the 20th player in Duke history to reach the 300-tackle plateau; DT Ben Frye recorded the first sack of his career.
QB Daniel Jones completed 27-of-42 passes for 396 yards and four touchdowns against Pittsburgh. The Charlotte, N.C., native established career single-game highs for passing yardage, total offensive yards (434) and passing TDs.

“Offensively, a lot of great things. I think that Daniel Jones was terrific. He used folks around him. I think that we played with great tempo, but in the end, we have to get it in (the end zone) every time down there and when you don’t, it can haunt you.” - Duke head coach David Cutcliffe

Noah gray caught 5 passes for 48 yards with 4 of the receptions providing 1st downs
With a school single-game record 403 all-purpose yards, RB Deon Jackson became just the third player in ACC history to amass 400-plus all-purpose yards in a single game. The Atlanta, Ga., native logged 162 rushing yards, 89 receiving yards and 135 kickoff return yards to break the Duke record of 311 yards previously set by Randy Cuthbert against Georgia Tech in 1989.
PIttsburgh 54, duke 45

Credits:

Duke Athletics; David Dermer

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