Receiving the second half kickoff, Daniel Jones drove Duke's offense 59 yards in nine plays to regain the lead at 28-27 with his one-yard TD run.
The touchdown was Jones' 17th career rushing score, the third most by a Duke quarterback in program history.
Duke would not relinquish the lead and added four more touchdowns in the second half for the 56-27 final.
“My favorite thing in football is to score late in the first half – and I’m always going to defer except in rare weather circumstances – and get a 14-point swing where the other team hasn’t had a chance to do anything with the ball. You can become dominant." -- Head coach David Cutcliffe
“I don’t want to be self-serving at all, but there is a great deal of emotion. This is the place where I coached my first game as a head football coach – not knowing where that was going to lead. That was 20 years ago. No idea where it would lead." -- Head coach David Cutcliffe