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Blue Devils extend season opener win streak

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Duke Blue Devils kicked off their season with a win over the Army Black Knights. The Blue Devils on 34-14 on Friday night at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.

The Blue Devils improved to 1-0 on the season. The Black Knights fell to 0-1 on the season.

Duke quarterback Daniel Jones attempting a pass in the Quick Lane Bowl
Daniel Jones attempting a pass in the Quick Lane Bowl (Getty Images)

Duke has not lost a season opener since the 2011 season. That campaign, they lost to FCS school, the Richmond Spiders, 23-21, at Wallace Wade Stadium.

This is the first-time since the 2015 season that the Black Knights lost a season-opener. They lost, 37-35, to FCS school, the Fordham Rams, at Michie Stadium in West Point, New York.

Blue Devils quarterback Daniel Jones went 13 of 17 for 197 yards. He also had one touchdown.

Brittain Brown also had 11 carries for 75 yards and a touchdown. Jones also had 10 carries for 43 yards and a touchdown. Deon Jackson had seven carries for 25 yards and a touchdown.

Aaron Young had four receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown. T.J. Rahming also had five receptions for 44 yards.

Black Knights quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. went 10 of 21 for 197 yards and a touchdown.

Calen Holt had seven carries for 54 yards. Hopkins Jr. had 16 carries for 37 yards and a touchdown.

Camden Harrison had three receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown. Kell Walker also had two receptions for 60 yards.

The Blue Devils had two touchdowns in the second half. Jackson scored on a seven-yard rushing touchdown. Jackson also hit Young for a 25-yard touchdown.

Collin Wareham also made a 30-yard field goal. He also made a 25-yard field goal in the first quarter.

The Black Knights had two touchdowns in the second half. Hopkins Jr. rushed for a three-yard rushing touchdown. He then hit Harrison for a 45-yard touchdown.

The Blue Devils led 17-0 before the Black Knights even scored. Brown scored on a 12-yard rushing touchdown. Jones also scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.

Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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