Jordan Waters ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns as No. 21 Duke beat visiting Lafayette 42-7 on Saturday night time at Durham, N.C.
Riley Leonard accomplished all 12 of his go makes an attempt for 136 yards and a landing in lower than three quarters because the Blue Devils (2-0) adopted Monday night time’s conquest of visiting Clemson with a drilling of a Soccer Championship Subdivision foe.
Duke, taking part in as a nationally ranked workforce for the primary time since 2018, cranked out 515 yards of complete offense.
Waters, a fifth-year participant, averaged 10.2 yards on his 11 carries. He scored the go-ahead landing with a 5-yard run early within the second quarter and added a 16-yard scoring run with 1:17 to play earlier than halftime.
Todd Pelino of Duke missed on a 29-yard area purpose attempt to finish the primary half, leaving the Blue Devils up 21-7.
However the Blue Devils prolonged their lead with Jaquez Moore’s 39-yard landing run within the third quarter. Backup quarterback Harry Belin IV added a 1-yard landing run later within the quarter.
Jordan Moore was Duke’s prime receiver with 84 yards on 4 catches.
Dean DeNobile accomplished 9 of 17 passes for 87 yards and a landing for Lafayette (1-1).
In between Waters’ scoring runs, Lafayette put collectively a drive of almost seven minutes that ended when it could not convert a fourth-and-one on the Duke 24-yard line.
The Blue Devils scored on the sport’s first possession when Leonard threw 16 yards to Jalon Calhoun.
Lafayette wanted 13 performs almost 7 1/2 minutes to go 75 yards to tie the sport on DeNobile’s 12-yard go to Chris Carasia.
The Leopards, who opened the season by profitable at Sacred Coronary heart, have been held to 213 yards of complete offense and DeNobile was intercepted twice.
—Subject Stage Media