Duke beats State; moves to 7-2

Associated Press
Posted Nov 9, 2013


DeVon Edwards scores three touchdowns to help the Blue Devils beat NC State on Saturday.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Devon Edwards scored three touchdowns, two on interception returns in a span of 16 seconds to help Duke beat North Carolina State 38-20 on Saturday, securing the Blue Devils' first winning season in nearly two decades.

Edwards also had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown late in the third quarter for the Blue Devils (7-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who went from trailing in a close game to winning in a romp with a stunning flurry of late-game touchdowns.

Brandon Connette put Duke up for good with a 5-yard keeper with 3:31 left for a 24-20 lead. Edwards took care of the rest, returning interceptions 25 yards and 45 yards on consecutive plays to blow the game open.

The Blue Devils are guaranteed of their first winning season since going 8-4 in 1994, while N.C. State (3-6, 0-6) has its worst league record since going 0-6 in 1959.


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