Duke held an 85-play scrimmage on Monday evening at Wallace Wade Stadium. Here are the highlights, according to the team's scrimmage report:
Watkins and Preston Scott each caught three passes for 53 yards while freshman Jamison Crowder added three grabs for 20 yards.
Running back Juwan Thompson was the leading rusher with 47 yards on six attempts.
Quarterback Brandon Connette had eight carries for 39 yards including a 1-yard touchdown while running back Desmond Scott had 31 yards on seven carries. Connette completed 5 of 9 passes for 62 yards while redshirt freshman quarterback Anthony Boone completed 3 of 8 passes for 14 yards while rushing six times for 16 yards with a 5-yard touchdown run.
The Duke defense forced two turnovers, and cornerback Tony Foster and safety Jordon Byas each recovered fumbles.
Associate head coach Ron Middleton will be off the sidelines indefinitely after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon late last week. Middleton is scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday morning. Shaun Sarrett, a member of the Blue Devil staff since 2008, will assume Middleton’s coaching duties with the tight ends.