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Great Brittain: RB Brown leads Duke past NC Central, 60-7

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Daniel Jones had a big Duke debut last year in a blowout of North Carolina Central. This time, it was Brittain Brown's turn to break out - and now the Blue Devils hope the rest of the season goes differently.

Brown rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown in his first college game, Jones accounted for three scores and Duke opened the season by routing N.C. Central 60-7 on Saturday night.

Shaun Wilson also had a short TD run and Bryon Fields Jr. returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown in the highest-scoring performance by a David Cutcliffe-coached team.

Jones threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in this game - just as he did in last year's 49-6 rout of Central . Duke went on to lose eight of its final 11 games and missed the postseason for the first time since 2011.

''There was a different energy in the locker room before the game, after the game'' this time, Fields said. ''Guys were really excited. We got a lot of guys, a lot of talented guys, a lot of energy on this team.''

The Blue Devils led this one 40-0 midway through the second quarter, scored on their first seven drives, held a 524-158 advantage in total yards and claimed their sixth lopsided victory in six meetings of this FBS-vs.-FCS crosstown series.

Jones finished 19 of 25 for 213 yards with a 54-yard TD pass to Aaron Young, a 24-yarder to Johnathan Lloyd and a 4-yard scoring run.

Wilson and Fields scored for the Blue Devils on consecutive snaps. Wilson capped Duke's opening drive with his 1-yard score, and on the first play of the Eagles' drive that followed, Fields jumped in front of Micah Zanders' pass and returned it for his third career touchdown to make it 14-0.

Isaiah Totten had an 81-yard touchdown run for the Eagles after they fell behind by 40.

THE TAKEAWAY

N.C. Central: The Eagles - who have won three straight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference titles - fell to 0-10 against FBS opponents since moving to Division I a decade ago, and their average margin of defeat in those first nine losses was 42.4 points. But nothing that happened in this one should keep Central from chasing another MEAC championship.

''The biggest positive I took from it was Isaiah,'' coach Jerry Mack said.

Duke: Looks like the Blue Devils have a keeper in Brown, whose redshirt Cutcliffe opted to preserve last year. Brown, who backed up Wilson, took his first carry 24 yards and his second was a 39-yard touchdown during which he showed off another gear while zipping through the Central defense. He cracked triple digits on his first carry of the second half, and finished with a team-leading 10 carries.

''I couldn't ask for better lanes, better holes,'' Brown said. ''I had a good time running out there - really didn't even have to juke the defenders that much. Just used my speed to run on them.''

STAT SHEET

A Cutcliffe-coached team had never reached the 60-point mark until now. His previous high came in his next-to-last season at Mississippi, a 59-14 win over Louisiana-Monroe - with Eli Manning under center that day. His Duke teams have hit 55 points three times, most recently against N.C. Central in 2015.

AUSTIN'S POWER

Redshirt sophomore Austin Parker capped Duke's first drive of the second quarter with a 32-yard field goal. For the Blue Devils, that was a pretty big deal - they made just three field goals during the entire 2016 season, tied for worst in the FBS. It was the first career field goal for Parker, who won the job during preseason camp.

FLAG DAY

Duke had a couple of scoring plays called back due to penalties. T.J. Rahming's 76-yard punt return was brought back by a holding flag, and Fields would have had his second pick-six of the night had Mike Ramsay not been penalized for roughing the passer.

UP NEXT

N.C. Central: The Eagles get their turn to beat up on a lower-level opponent from the North Carolina Triangle when they play host to Division II Shaw on Sept. 9.

Duke: The Blue Devils play host to Northwestern on Sept. 9 in the first of consecutive home games against Power Five opponents. Baylor visits Wallace Wade Stadium the following week.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 12:17
42-A.Parker extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
60
Touchdown 12:17
18-Q.Harris complete to 87-N.Gray. 87-N.Gray runs 10 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
-8
yds
02:43
pos
7
59
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 6:40
42-A.Parker extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
6
51
Touchdown 8:30
17-D.Jones complete to 5-J.Lloyd. 5-J.Lloyd runs 24 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
86
yds
1:00
pos
7
53
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:31
42-A.Parker extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
47
Touchdown 3:31
18-Q.Harris runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
34
yds
03:45
pos
7
46
Touchdown 7:22
25-I.Totten runs 81 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
23
yds
00:13
pos
6
40
Point After TD 7:46
42-A.Parker extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
40
Touchdown 7:46
17-D.Jones complete to 8-A.Young. 8-A.Young runs 54 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
11
yds
00:50
pos
0
39
Field Goal 11:30
42-A.Parker 32 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
-30
yds
02:39
pos
0
33
Point After TD 14:26
42-A.Parker extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
28
Touchdown 14:31
17-D.Jones runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
66
yds
3:25
pos
0
27
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:11
42-A.Parker extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
21
Touchdown 5:19
22-B.Brown runs 39 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
86
yds
2:33
pos
0
20
Point After TD 11:21
42-A.Parker extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 11:26
15-M.Zanders incomplete. INTERCEPTED by 14-B.Fields at NCC 28. 14-B.Fields runs 28 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
28
yds
0:00
pos
0
13
Point After TD 11:27
42-A.Parker extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 11:31
29-S.Wilson runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
8
plays
51
yds
1:43
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 8 31
Rushing 2 15
Passing 4 12
Penalty 2 4
3rd Down Conv 2-12 6-14
4th Down Conv 0-1 3-4
Total Net Yards 150 519
Total Plays 49 81
Avg Gain 3.1 6.4
Net Yards Rushing 64 243
Rush Attempts 31 47
Avg Rush Yards 2.1 5.2
Net Yards Passing 86 276
Comp. - Att. 11-18 26-34
Yards Per Pass 4.8 8.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-8 1-5
Penalties - Yards 12-140 4-30
Touchdowns 1 8
Rushing TDs 1 4
Passing TDs 0 3
Other 0 1
Turnovers 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 9-38.9 3-41.7
Return Yards 174 131
Punts - Returns 1-8 3-12
Kickoffs - Returns 8-166 3-91
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-28
Kicking 1/1 8/9
Extra Points 1/1 7/8
Field Goals 0/0 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
NC Central 0-1 07007
Duke 1-0 21266760
86 PASS YDS 276
64 RUSH YDS 243
150 TOTAL YDS 519
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Zanders 15 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.8% 91 0 1 92.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.8% 91 0 1 92.0
M. Zanders 10/17 91 0 1
C. Caldwell 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 3 0 0 125.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 3 0 0 125.2
C. Caldwell 1/1 3 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
I. Totten 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 83 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 83 1
I. Totten 5 83 1 81
T. Cotton 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 11 0
T. Cotton 5 11 0 6
M. Zanders 15 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 6 0
M. Zanders 5 6 0 6
R. Simpson 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 4 0
R. Simpson 5 4 0 3
D. McClain 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 0 0
D. McClain 4 0 0 2
C. Caldwell 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 -2 0
C. Caldwell 3 -2 0 5
J. Murphy 2 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -9 0
J. Murphy 1 -9 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Fieulleteau 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 30 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 30 0
J. Fieulleteau 2 30 0 27
J. Murphy 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 26 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 26 0
J. Murphy 4 26 0 8
D. Miller 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 16 0
D. Miller 2 16 0 10
E. Hicks 80 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 13 0
E. Hicks 1 13 0 13
J. McCoy 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 6 0
J. McCoy 1 6 0 6
E. Saintil 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 3 0
E. Saintil 1 3 0 3
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Saunders 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Saunders 2-0 0.0 0
A. Brown 17 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
A. Brown 1-0 1.0 0
K. Kiaku 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Kiaku 1-0 0.0 0
K. Cox 28 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Cox 1-0 0.0 0
A. McClellon 32 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
A. McClellon 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Johnson 30 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 1/1
SEASON FG XP
0/0 1/1
A. Johnson 0/0 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
N. Tilque 19 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
9 38.9 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
9 38.9 2
N. Tilque 9 38.9 2 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
I. Totten 25 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 24.5 33 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 24.5 33 0
I. Totten 4 24.5 33 0
J. Murphy 2 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 13.0 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 13.0 13 0
J. Murphy 1 13.0 13 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Jones 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
76% 213 2 0 174.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
76% 213 2 0 174.0
D. Jones 19/25 213 2 0
Q. Harris 18 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
85.7% 62 1 0 207.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
85.7% 62 1 0 207.3
Q. Harris 6/7 62 1 0
P. Boehme 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 6 0 0 75.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 6 0 0 75.2
P. Boehme 1/2 6 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
B. Brown 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 120 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 120 1
B. Brown 10 120 1 39
S. Wilson 29 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 59 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 59 1
S. Wilson 9 59 1 21
N. Pierre 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 20 0
N. Pierre 7 20 0 10
D. Jackson 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 20 0
D. Jackson 6 20 0 6
D. Jones 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 19 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 19 1
D. Jones 4 19 1 8
Q. Harris 18 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 7 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 7 1
Q. Harris 8 7 1 5
E. Deveaux 36 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 4 0
E. Deveaux 2 4 0 2
P. Boehme 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -6 0
P. Boehme 1 -6 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
A. Young 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 89 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 89 1
A. Young 5 89 1 54
J. Lloyd 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 41 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 41 1
J. Lloyd 3 41 1 24
N. Gray 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 31 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 31 1
N. Gray 3 31 1 17
S. Bracey 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 27 0
S. Bracey 2 27 0 15
D. Helm 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 25 0
D. Helm 2 25 0 22
T. Rahming 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 20 0
T. Rahming 2 20 0 17
K. Fuller 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 13 0
K. Fuller 3 13 0 7
B. Brown 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 11 0
B. Brown 1 11 0 11
D. Jackson 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 6 0
D. Jackson 1 6 0 6
D. Koppenhaver 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
D. Koppenhaver 1 5 0 5
C. Taylor 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
C. Taylor 1 5 0 5
S. Wilson 29 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
S. Wilson 1 4 0 4
T. Lee 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
T. Lee 1 4 0 4
M. Birmingham 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
M. Birmingham 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Giles-Harris 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
J. Giles-Harris 2-0 1.0 0
T. Hornbuckle 59 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Hornbuckle 1-0 0.0 0
J. Hayes 13 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Hayes 1-0 0.0 0
V. Dimukeje 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.5
V. Dimukeje 1-1 1.5 0
B. Fields Jr. 14 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
B. Fields Jr. 0-0 0.0 1
D. Jordan 86 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
D. Jordan 0-1 0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Parker 42 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 7/8
SEASON FG XP
1/1 7/8
A. Parker 1/1 32 7/8 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Parker 42 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 41.7 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
3 41.7 0
A. Parker 3 41.7 0 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Wilson 29 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 26.5 36 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 26.5 36 0
S. Wilson 2 26.5 36 0
B. Brown 22 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 38.0 38 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 38.0 38 0
B. Brown 1 38.0 38 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Rahming 3 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 1.5 3 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 1.5 3 0
T. Rahming 2 1.5 3 0
M. Hudzick 4 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 9.0 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 9.0 9 0
M. Hudzick 1 9.0 9 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 NCCEN 13 1:11 3 5 Punt
11:26 NCCEN 25 0:00 1 75 INT
11:21 NCCEN 25 3:24 7 22 Punt
5:06 NCCEN 28 2:06 3 0 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:22 NCCEN 13 0:00 1 -13
11:19 NCCEN 23 2:33 4 3 Punt
7:35 NCCEN 19 0:13 2 23 TD
3:21 NCCEN 41 3:19 7 16 End of quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:57 NCCEN 22 2:57 5 13 Punt
6:35 NCCEN 16 0:45 5 20 Punt
2:08 NCCEN 30 0:38 4 -8 End of quarter
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:09 NCCEN 36 3:19 6 20 Punt
5:59 NCCEN 22 1:08 3 2 Punt
2:52 NCCEN 29 2:12 4 15 End of game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:30 DUKE 49 2:03 9 51 TD
11:21 NCCEN 7 0:00 1 -58
7:49 DUKE 14 2:38 9 28 TD
2:47 DUKE 34 2:13 9 55 End of quarter
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:09 NCCEN 35 2:39 8 -30 FG
8:36 DUKE 31 0:50 4 11 TD
7:16 DUKE 23 3:45 12 77 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 DUKE 40 1:48 7 33
9:56 DUKE 14 3:16 8 28 TD
4:46 DUKE 26 0:56 5 9 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NCCEN 50 2:43 9 -8 TD
8:42 DUKE 13 2:36 6 14 Punt
4:43 DUKE 42 1:45 3 -2 Punt