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Georgia Tech at Duke

Durham native Lee leads Ga Tech past Duke 38-14

By JOEDY McCREARY
AP Sports Writer
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Vad Lee threw a career-high four touchdown passes and ran for another in his hometown, and Georgia Tech beat Duke 38-14 on Saturday.

The Durham native had scoring throws of 24 and 10 yards to DeAndre Smelter, 13 yards to Robert Godhigh and 19 yards to Zach Laskey.

He also ran 4 yards for a TD. The Yellow Jackets (2-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) fell behind 7-3, then took command by scoring the next four touchdowns.

Lee was 8 of 16 for 125 yards and added 76 yards rushing. Georgia Tech rolled up 344 yards rushing and 469 total yards against the No. 6 total defense in the Bowl Subdivision.

Jela Duncan rushed 1 yard for an early score for the Blue Devils (2-1, 0-1). Brandon Connette had a late 7-yard TD run and was 15 of 28 for 122 yards in his first start as Duke's full-time quarterback.

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Scoring Summary
GATECHHarrison Butker 49 yd FG
DUKEJela Duncan 1 yd run (Ross Martin kick)
GATECHVad Lee 4 yd run (Harrison Butker kick)
GATECHDeAndre Smelter 24 yd pass from Vad Lee (Harrison Butker kick)
GATECHDeAndre Smelter 10 yd pass from Vad Lee (Harrison Butker kick)
GATECHRobert Godhigh 13 yd pass from Vad Lee (Harrison Butker kick)
DUKEBrandon Connette 7 yd run (Ross Martin kick)
GATECHZach Laskey 19 yd pass from Vad Lee (Harrison Butker kick)
 
Team Stats
 GATECHDUKE
First Downs2813
Third Down Efficiency11-173-14
Fourth Down Efficiency0-01-2
Plays-Net Yards76-46962-254
Rushes-Yds60-34434-132
Passing Yds125122
Kick Return Yds4499
Punt Return Yds1020
Passes8-16-115-28-0
Punts2-1059-410
Fumbles-Lost2-00-0
Penalties-Yds6-465-52
Time of Poss.38:3221:28
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
GATECH: Robert Godhigh 4-79, Vad Lee 22-76, David Sims 14-65, Broderick Snoddy 3-29, B.J. Bostic 3-27, Zach Laskey 3-24, Dennis Andrews 2-15, Synjyn Days 5-14, Tony Zenon 2-10, Matt Connors 1-6, Team 1--1
DUKE: Jela Duncan 16-89, Juwan Thompson 6-19, Brandon Connette 10-15, Shaquille Powell 2-9
PASSING
GATECH: Vad Lee 8-16-125-1
DUKE: Brandon Connette 15-28-122-0
RECEIVING
GATECH: Robert Godhigh 4-59, DeAndre Smelter 3-47, Zach Laskey 1-19
DUKE: Jamison Crowder 6-38, Issac Blakeney 4-49, Braxton Deaver 2-25, Juwan Thompson 2-3, David Reeves 1-7
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Georgia Tech1st Atlantic Coast Coastal6-210-3
Duke2nd Atlantic Coast Coastal5-39-3

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