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Duke redshirt freshman QB Daniel Jones completed 34-of-50 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's loss to Miami.

Jones notched a pair of touchdown passes in the first half to keep the Blue Devils close, but his third wouldn't come until there was 2:41 remaining in the contest. At that point, there was no "keeping close," as it merely drew Duke to within 40-21. That score would hold as the final. This was Jones' second three-touchdown performance of the 2016 season. As Duke (4-8) won't be going bowling this year, the 6-foot-4, 210-pounder finishes out his 2016 campaign having thrown for 2,836 yards with a 16/9 TD/INT ratio. He adds 486 yards rushing and seven ground scores.
Nov 26 - 8:00 PM

Duke redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk (Achilles) will receive a sixth year of eligibility.

Sirk tore his left Achilles tendon in February and while Duke had the optimistic hope that he might be healthy enough to start the season, that dream ended after the 6-foot-4, 220-pound redshirt senior re-aggravated the injury in August. With Sirk out for the season, Daniel Jones has started every game this season.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 21 - 2:59 PM

Duke redshirt freshman QB Daniel Jones completed 22-of-34 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 94 yards and two additional scores in Thursday's 28-27 upset of North Carolina.

For all the world, the game opened like a potential UNC blowout in the making. The Tar Heels held a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Matters would shift dramatically in the second quarter, when Duke outscored Larry Fedora's crew 21-7. For those disinclined to do the math, the teams were tied at 21-21 when they hit their respective locker rooms for halftime. Both of Jones' touchdown runs came in that big second quarter. He would strike again with a go-ahead two-yard touchdown toss in the third quarter. Neither team scored in the fourth quarter. Jones has now accounted for 19 total scores (12 passing, seven rushing) through 10 games.
Nov 11 - 2:19 PM

Duke redshirt freshman QB Daniel Jones completed 18-of-31 passes for 148 yards while rushing for 99 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 24-21 loss to Virginia Tech.

No passing touchdowns for Jones, but he did come through with a pair of rushing scores in the second half. His two-yard scoring run with 7:10 remaining in the fourth quarter drew Duke to within 24-21, but despite that hefty chunk of time left on the clock after the 6-foot-5, 210-pounder hit the end zone, neither team would score again. Saturday's showing snapped a streak of five consecutive games with a touchdown pass, but it also snapped a streak of six consecutive games without a rushing touchdown. The world works in mysterious ways.
Nov 5 - 9:12 PM

Duke redshirt senior RB Jela Duncan suffered a torn achilles and will miss the remainder of the season.

Duncan rushed for 450 yards and six touchdowns in seven games this season. Duke continues to suffer injury after injury. As the Associated Press notes, this is Duke's third captain to be lost for the season.
Oct 31 - 11:25 AM

Duke redshirt senior WR Anthony Nash is expected to miss the remainder of the 2016 season due to a broken collarbone.

The Durham Herald-Sun's Stephen Wiseman relays that while surgery is not considered necessary at this juncture, Nash's collarbone remains "fragile." The 6-foot-5, 201-pounder was working on a 29-398-2 receiving line prior to suffering this likely season-ending injury.
Oct 20 - 1:56 PM

Duke redshirt freshman QB Daniel Jones completed 14-of-21 passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 24-14 loss to Louisville.

Jones and the Blue Devils won the time-of-possession battle 37:12 to 22:48, but their overall offensive output proved lacking. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound redshirt freshman found Erich Schneider for a 9-yard score in the first quarter and hit Jonathan Loyd from 20 yards out midway through the fourth quarter to account for his two touchdown tosses. The latter drew Duke to within 17-14, but they would not score again in the contest. While Jones' 9/8 TD/INT ratio lacks inspiration, it should be noted that five of those interceptions came against Virginia a few weekends ago.
Oct 14 - 10:05 PM

Duke redshirt senior RB Jela Duncan (ankle) is probable for Saturday's game against Army.

Duncan initially injured his ankle in Week 4's upset of Notre Dame. He subsequently sat out against Virginia this past weekend. The extra rehab time looks to have served the 5-foot-10, 210-pounder well. Through four games, he has notched 314 rushing yards (5.6 YPC) and a quartet of touchdowns.
Oct 7 - 2:43 PM

Duke redshirt senior RB Jela Duncan (ankle) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Virginia.

No word as to the severity of Duncan's ankle injury, but he sustained it during Saturday's upset of Notre Dame. The 5-foot-10, 210-pound redshirt senior has received 56 carries through four games, spinning those into 314 yards rushing (5.6 YPC) and four touchdowns. With Duncan sidelined, junior back Shaun Wilson figures to receive the bulk of carries against Virginia on Saturday.
Sep 29 - 1:04 PM

Duke redshirt senior S/CB DeVone Edwards will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL and MCL.

The two ligament tears were to his left knee. This ends Edwards' collegiate career. Along with his defensive accomplishments, Edwards tied the NCAA record with six kickoff returns for a touchdown. Duke faces Virginia next. Edwards will receive NFL looks.
Sep 26 - 10:32 AM

Duke redshirt freshman QB Daniel Jones completed 24-of-32 passes for 290 yards and a 3/1 TD/INT rate in Saturday's 38-35 win over Notre Dame.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound signal-caller consistently took advantage of Notre Dame's miscues in the secondary. What's interesting about Jones' out-of-nowhere breakout is that he didn't really come out of nowhere. At least not if you listened to his head coach. Blue Devils' HC David Cutcliffe told Bruce Feldman this summer that Jones may have first-round NFL talent.
Sep 24 - 7:22 PM

Duke redshirt senior RB Jela Duncan rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in Saturday's win over North Carolina Central.

Duncan cruised in this one, averaging a strong 7.7 YPC with a long run of 50 yards. The 5-foot-10, 210-pounder has rushed for at least 450 yards in each of his three active seasons with the Blue Devils, but has yet to notch 575 in any campaign.
Sep 3 - 10:00 PM

According to multiple reports, Duke redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk will miss the season after reinjuring his surgically-repaired left Achilles.

During ACC media days, HC David Cutcliffe was optimistic that Sirk would be able to start the season-opener against NC Central. That proved to be an optimistic assessment and then some. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Sirk has been limited in August camp and reportedly suffered the re-injury of his left Achilles on Thursday. Redshirt freshman Daniel Jones was taking the majority of first-team reps as of Thursday.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 27 - 12:48 AM

Duke redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk is being evaluated after ongoing issues with an achilles injury.

Sirk tore his left achilles tendon in February, but coaches pointed to him opening the season as the starter. It was an optimistic evaluation, but there have seemingly been complications along the way. Sirk apparently aggravated it on Thursday. The Blue Devils might need to shift their plan at quarterback in the season opener against NC Central.
Aug 26 - 11:40 AM

Duke suspended starting redshirt senior S Phillip Carter three games for unspecified reasons.

Carter will be allowed to practice but can't play until the September 24 contest against Notre Dame. That means Duke will start a new safety against NC Central, Wake Forest and Northwestern. Alonzo Saxton II will likely step up in his place.
Aug 19 - 10:32 AM


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