Duke receiver Conner Vernon became the ACC’s all-time leader in yards receiving when he passed former Florida State star Peter Warrick’s 3,517 yards. He had five catches for 38 yards, bringing his total to 3,520. Vernon set another record on the first play of the game, a two yard reception, which gave him a catch in 46 consecutive games.
Unfortunately, the Blue Devils lost at Georgia Tech, 42-24 to end their chance at playing in the ACC Championship Game. They have now lost three games in a row.
Duke had actually cut the deficit to 28-24 in the second half before the Yellow Jackets ran away.
GT quarterback Tevin Washington had a record setting day of his own. He set a school and ACC record for most career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 36. He carried the ball 19 times for 62 yards and a TD. Washington was 6-for-10 for 102 yards and three passing TDs. This came a week after he played just two downs.
Sean Renfree completed 24-of-36 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns. He did throw an interception. Desmond Scott caught ten passes for 124 yards and a TD.
GT was just another team that shut down the Duke rushing game. They rushed for just 77 yards, compared to 330 for the Yellow Jackets. Jela Duncan was the leading rusher with just 39 yards (on six carries). Four GT players rushed for 60 or more yards (including the QB).
Duke finishes the regular season next Saturday at home against Miami.