duke upends wildcats, 21-7

QB Daniel Jones threw three TD passes and the Duke defense held Northwestern scoreless over the final three quarters as the Blue Devils ended the Wildcats' 9-game winning streak -- longest among Power 5 teams -- with a 21-7 triumph in Evanston, Ill. Three Blue Devils -- LB Ben Humphreys (15), LB Joe Giles-Harris (10) and S Dylan Singleton (10) reached double figures in the tackle column.

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trailing 7-0, the blue devils got on the scoreboard early in the 2nd quarter with T.J. rahming hauling in a 9-yard touchdown pass from Daniel Jones. the scoring reception marked the 6th of rahming's career.

"It’s exciting to see the next guy up step up and make plays. Every day, we’re going to have depth on depth on depth, and it doesn’t matter who it is. These guys who are on the field are going to have to make plays. We flew around, we were the more physical team today." -- LB Ben Humphreys

CB Michael Carter II (top) and S Marquis Waters (bottom) each registered the first interception of their respective careers in the second quarter. The Waters pick set up Duke's go-ahead scoring drive.
WR Johnathan Lloyd's 52-yard touchdown reception from QB Daniel Jones provided Duke a 14-7 advantage at the 8:40 mark of the second period.
capping off an 8-play, 60-yard drive, davis koppenhaver's 7-yard touchdown catch pushed duke in front of the wildcats, 21-7
TOP: DE Drew Jordan sacks Wildcat QB Clayton Thorson on fourth down to give Duke possession. MIDDLE: S Dylan Singleton makes one of his 10 tackles, reaching double digits for stops in his third consecutive game dating back to the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl. BOTTOM: DE Victor Dimukeje and LB Joe Giles-Harris combine for Duke's fourth sack of the afternoon.

"I thought Coach Guerrieri and Coach Albert did a great job of adjusting, and we really got aggressive on defense. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a defense play better than ours did in the second half." -- Duke head coach David Cutcliffe

The Duke defense shut out Northwestern in the second half despite the Wildcats running 29 plays in Blue Devil territory.

QB Daniel Jones completed 16-of-22 passes for 192 yards and three TDs while RB Deon Jackson rushed 18 times for 52 yards.

DUKE 21, northwestern 7


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