Scores

Final

FIU 26

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Duke 46

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 1, 2012

Wallace Wade Stadium, DURHAM, NC

1 2 3 4 T
FIU 7 7 0 1226
DUKE 7 30 7 246

Top Performers

Passing: J. Medlock (FIU) - 348 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: K. Rhodes (FIU) - 25 CAR, 130 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Vernon (DUKE) - 10 REC, 180 YDS, 1 TD

Duke explodes for 30 points in 2nd quarter to bury FIU

Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. -- Sean Renfree threw for 290 yards and two touchdowns, and Duke scored 30 points in the second quarter of its 46-26 rout of Florida International on Saturday night.

Jack-of-all-trades Brandon Connette ran for one score and threw for another, and Ross Cockrell returned a blocked field goal 75 yards for the TD that capped the Blue Devils' most productive quarter since 1999.

Renfree was 21 of 30. Conner Vernon had 10 catches for 180 yards and a 28-yard TD, and set a school record with his 208th career reception.

Duke opened by beating a Football Bowl Subdivision team for the first time since 2002. The Blue Devils led 44-14, improved to 3-2 in openers under David Cutcliffe and snapped a seven-game losing streak that dated back to last year's victory over FIU.

Kedrick Rhodes rushed for 130 yards and had a 67-yard touchdown catch and a short, late scoring run.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FIU
DUKE
1st Downs2916
Total Yards513420
Passing348301
Rushing165119
Penalties4-239-73
3rd Down Conversions9-183-13
4th Down Conversions1-42-2
Turnovers22
Possession31:3328:27

Passing Leaders

Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Medlock27/453487.720
DukeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Renfree21/302909.721

Rushing Leaders

Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rhodes251305.2134
Mallary10333.3110
DukeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Snead7476.7119
Thompson6284.708

Receiving Leaders

Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rhodes711516.4167
Times911412.7022
DukeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Vernon1018018.0149
Crowder610217.0160

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFIUDUKE
TD14:17Kedrick Rhodes 67 Yd Pass From Jake Medlock (Jack Griffin Kick) 70
TD09:50Brandon Connette 2 Yd Run (Ross Martin Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERFIUDUKE
TD14:56David Reeves 8 Yd Pass From Brandon Connette (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 713
TD12:30Josh Snead 19 Yd Run (Ross Martin Kick) 720
TD05:05Darian Mallary 10 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 1420
TD03:26Jamison Crowder 60 Yd Pass From Sean Renfree (Ross Martin Kick) 1427
FG01:03Ross Martin 34 Yd 1430
TD00:00Ross Cockrell 75 Yd Return Of Blocked Field Goal (Ross Martin Kick) 1437
THIRD QUARTERFIUDUKE
TD10:43Conner Vernon 28 Yd Pass From Sean Renfree (Ross Martin Kick) 1444
FOURTH QUARTERFIUDUKE
TD01:19Kedrick Rhodes 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2044
DC01:19Kelby Brown 98 Yd Off An Interception 2046
TD00:26Fred Porter 31 Yd Pass From Jake Medlock (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2646