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Blue Devils shock Tigers on Labor Day with 28-7 win

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Duke Blue Devils have shocked the No. 9 Clemson Tigers on Labor Day. The Blue Devils won 28-7 over the Tigers at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.

With the win, the Blue Devils improved to 1-0 on the season. The Tigers fell to 0-1 with the loss.

Duke Blue Devils quarterback Riley Leonard drops back to throw a pass against the Clemson Tigers
Riley Leonard drops back to throw a pass against the Clemson Tigers (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

Blue Devils quarterback Riley Leonard went 17 of 33 for 175 yards.

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Leonard led the backs with eight carries for 98 yards and one touchdown. Jordan Waters had three receptions for 46 yards.

Tigers quarterback Cade Klubnik went 27 of 43 for 209 yards. He had one touchdown pass and one interception.

Will Shipley had 17 carries for 114 yards. Antonio Williams had seven receptions for 56 yards.

Duke outscored Clemson 22-0 in the second half. Leonard scored on a 44-yard rushing touchdown.

Jaquez Moore scored on a nine-yard rushing touchdown. Leonard hit Jalon Calhoun for a two-point conversion.

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Jordan Waters also scored on a 36-yard rushing touchdown.

Clemson led 7-6 at halftime. Klubnik hit Shipley for a two-yard touchdown reception.

Todd Pelino made two field goals for the Blue Devils. He first made a 22-yard field goal.

He also made a 42-yard field goal.

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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 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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