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Jackson leads No. 13 Virginia Tech past Duke, 24-3

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Josh Jackson threw for a touchdown before the weather turned bad, and ran for another after it got really sloppy to keep No. 13 Virginia Tech on track to have its destiny in its control with what coach Justin Fuente called the ''gauntlet'' ahead.

The Hokies' 24-3 victory against Duke was their third in a row, and set up the next two weeks as decisive. Virgnia Tech plays at Miami on Saturday, and then Georgia Tech, and those three schools are the ones most likely to play in the ACC title games.

Jackson's scoring pass to Sean Savoy came with 15 seconds left in the first half, giving Virginia Tech a 17-3 lead. The running score was just window dressing on a night when Virginia Tech never let Duke get anything going on offense. They finished with just 183 yards.

The touchdown was of great comfort after the Hokies struggled and squandered some opportunities too.

''I thought that was a big point in the game.'' Hokies coach Justin Fuente said. ''It's easy to say in retrospect. I'm not a meteorologist, but I thought the weather was going to get bad and to score a touchdown and to go into half with the rain picking up and that sport of stuff was pretty big.''

Said Duke quarterback Daniel Jones, who finished 10 for 24 for 82 yards with an interception: ''We out our defense in a tough position.''

Jackson wasn't much better, completing 13 of 27 throws for 200 yards, but the one to Savoy was huge.

''Throwing the ball was pretty hard and we didn't do a lot of it, but it was whole lot of fun,'' he said. ''I saw the look and they were just bringing the house on us and I looked to him and just said, `win.' That's all I really said to him and I threw it up and he just made a great catch.''

The Hokies missed several opportunities in the first half, twice failing to get the necessary yardage on fourth-down plays. But Duke running back Shaun Wilson was called for a personal foul on third-and-6 from Duke's 6 late in the half. The play went for no gain, Austin Parker was forced to punt with his feet nearly on the line at the back of the end zone and the Hokies converted the mistake into a touchdown.

Jackson hit Eric Kumah for 16 yards, then spiked the ball to stop the clock. He finished with the pass to Savoy to make it 17-3.

The Hokies (7-1, 3-1) took a 24-3 lead in the third quarter on Jackson's 6-yard run in the third quarter, all but cementing a third victory in a row on a night when it rained for most of the second half and footing became increasingly uncertain.

The Blue Devils (4-5, 1-5) lost their fifth in a row. They had fewer than 100 yards of offense until late in the third quarter when quarterback Daniel Jones broke free for a 33-yard run. But Jones threw incomplete on fourth-and-14 from the Virginia Tech 28 to turn the ball over.

THE TAKEAWAY

Duke: When the Blue Devils won four in a row to start the season, Jones' running ability seemed a big part of their identity in those games, including a 108-yard, two-touchdown performance against Northwestern. Without much of a running game to speak of aside from Jones occasionally taking off, Duke managed just 98 yards in the first half despite holding onto the ball from longer than Virginia. That's not the kind of production that will get them to a bowl game.

Virginia Tech: The Hokies weren't overly effective on offense, but Jackson, a redshirt freshman, continues to avoid silly mistakes. He now has 17 touchdown passes against only four interceptions. If he remains efficient, Bud Foster's defense certainly gives them a fighting chance in the next two games at Miami and at Georgia Tech.

EYES ON THE PRIZE

Duke had won its last two visits to Lane Stadium, including a 45-43 four-overtime game in 2015, the longest game in ACC history.

We definitely weren't thinking ahead,'' linebacker Mook Reynolds said. ''We had to go handle business today.''

UP NEXT

Duke has a bye week then stays at home to play Army, which has won four in a row.

The Hokies begin a critical two-game road trip that should decide the Coastal champion as they play at Miami and then at Georgia Tech.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:31
46-J.Slye extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
24
Touchdown 2:31
17-J.Jackson runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
28
yds
04:23
pos
3
23
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:15
46-J.Slye extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
17
Touchdown 0:15
17-J.Jackson complete to 15-S.Savoy. 15-S.Savoy runs 26 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
42
yds
00:15
pos
3
16
Field Goal 5:13
42-A.Parker 31 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
80
yds
05:38
pos
3
10
Field Goal 14:55
46-J.Slye 34 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
2
yds
00:05
pos
0
10
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:06
46-J.Slye extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 5:06
33-D.McClease runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
86
yds
03:58
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 10 23
Rushing 5 11
Passing 3 9
Penalty 2 3
3rd Down Conv 4-15 6-16
4th Down Conv 0-2 1-4
Total Net Yards 190 382
Total Plays 58 76
Avg Gain 3.3 5.0
Net Yards Rushing 111 187
Rush Attempts 34 48
Avg Rush Yards 3.3 3.9
Net Yards Passing 79 195
Comp. - Att. 10-24 13-28
Yards Per Pass 3.3 7.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-3 1-5
Penalties - Yards 7-53 3-40
Touchdowns 0 3
Rushing TDs 0 2
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 7-43.1 5-39.2
Return Yards 33 106
Punts - Returns 0-0 5-40
Kickoffs - Returns 1-33 2-51
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-15
Kicking 1/1 4/4
Extra Points 0/0 3/3
Field Goals 1/1 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Duke 4-5 03003
13 Virginia Tech 7-1 7107024
79 PASS YDS 195
111 RUSH YDS 187
190 TOTAL YDS 382
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Jones 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
41.7% 82 0 1 62.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.5% 1752 8 7 104.3
D. Jones 10/24 82 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Jones 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 75 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
95 292 3
D. Jones 16 75 0 33
S. Wilson 29 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 38 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
111 586 5
S. Wilson 12 38 0 11
D. Jackson 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 74 0
D. Jackson 1 2 0 2
B. Brown 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
87 496 3
B. Brown 2 -1 0 0
T. Rahming 3 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 0 0
T. Rahming 2 -2 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Lloyd 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 43 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 281 1
J. Lloyd 2 43 0 41
D. Koppenhaver 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 101 3
D. Koppenhaver 1 23 0 23
T. Rahming 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
47 579 1
T. Rahming 3 12 0 9
D. Helm 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 106 0
D. Helm 1 5 0 5
K. Fuller 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 17 0
K. Fuller 1 3 0 3
S. Bracey 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 73 0
S. Bracey 0 0 0 0
C. Taylor 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 178 1
C. Taylor 0 0 0 0
A. Young 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 141 1
A. Young 0 0 0 0
D. Jackson 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 -4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 4 0
D. Jackson 2 -4 0 -1
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Giles-Harris 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 1 0.0
J. Giles-Harris 8-1 0.0 0
A. Saxton II 21 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
A. Saxton II 7-2 0.0 0
B. Humphreys 34 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 1 0.0
B. Humphreys 6-2 0.0 0
B. Fields Jr. 14 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 3 0.0
B. Fields Jr. 5-1 0.0 0
D. Singleton 16 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
D. Singleton 4-1 0.0 0
T. Hornbuckle 59 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
T. Hornbuckle 4-2 0.0 0
J. McDuffie 9 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 3 0.0
J. McDuffie 3-1 0.0 0
T. McSwain 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
T. McSwain 3-0 0.0 0
V. Dimukeje 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
V. Dimukeje 2-0 0.0 0
J. Hayes 13 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.0
J. Hayes 1-4 0.0 0
E. Cerenord 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
E. Cerenord 1-1 0.0 0
M. Gilbert 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 4 0.0
M. Gilbert 1-0 0.0 0
K. Quansah 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
K. Quansah 1-0 1.0 0
T. Lucas 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Lucas 1-0 0.0 0
D. Jordan 86 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Jordan 1-0 0.0 0
M. Ramsay 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
M. Ramsay 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Parker 42 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 0/0
SEASON FG XP
12/16 25/26
A. Parker 1/1 31 0/0 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Parker 42 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 43.1 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
52 41.7 0
A. Parker 7 43.1 0 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Wilson 29 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 33.0 33 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
17 26.4 33 0
S. Wilson 1 33.0 33 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Jackson 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
48.1% 200 1 0 122.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.3% 2032 17 4 153.9
J. Jackson 13/27 200 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. McClease 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 75 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
53 234 3
D. McClease 15 75 1 23
S. Savoy 15 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 74 1
S. Savoy 3 30 0 17
T. McMillian 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 29 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
76 353 2
T. McMillian 10 29 0 13
J. Jackson 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 20 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
67 193 2
J. Jackson 7 20 1 8
J. Holston 13 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
41 113 2
J. Holston 7 18 0 6
C. Fox 16 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
38 222 1
C. Fox 2 11 0 8
S. Peoples 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
38 140 2
S. Peoples 2 7 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
C. Cunningham 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 48 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 113 0
C. Cunningham 3 48 0 21
D. Keene 29 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 167 0
D. Keene 1 40 0 40
C. Phillips 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 35 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
51 692 6
C. Phillips 4 35 0 18
S. Savoy 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 28 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
30 388 4
S. Savoy 2 28 1 26
T. McMillian 34 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 128 3
T. McMillian 1 27 0 27
E. Kumah 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 114 1
E. Kumah 1 16 0 16
S. Peoples 32 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 79 2
S. Peoples 1 6 0 6
J. Clark 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Clark 0 0 0 0
J. Holston 13 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Holston 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
A. Motuapuaka 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 1 0.0
A. Motuapuaka 6-1 0.0 0
M. Reynolds 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
M. Reynolds 6-0 0.0 0
Tr. Edmunds 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-5 0 0.0
Tr. Edmunds 6-5 0.0 0
R. Floyd 21 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 1 0.0
R. Floyd 5-3 0.0 0
Te. Edmunds 22 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 2 0.0
Te. Edmunds 5-1 0.0 1
R. Walker 8 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
R. Walker 4-0 0.0 0
B. Facyson 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
B. Facyson 3-0 0.0 0
T. Hill 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 1 0.5
T. Hill 2-2 0.5 0
G. Stroman 3 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
G. Stroman 1-0 0.0 0
A. Alexander 36 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Alexander 1-0 0.0 0
H. Gaines 11 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
H. Gaines 1-1 0.0 0
T. Skeens 40 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Skeens 1-0 0.0 0
T. Settle 4 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
T. Settle 0-1 0.0 0
V. Mihota 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.5
V. Mihota 0-2 0.5 0
J. Hewitt 55 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Hewitt 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Slye 46 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
13/20 32/32
J. Slye 1/1 34 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
O. Bradburn 91 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 39.2 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
40 43.3 4
O. Bradburn 5 39.2 4 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. McMillian 34 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 25.5 31 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 25.5 31 0
T. McMillian 2 25.5 31 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
G. Stroman 3 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
5 8.0 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
28 12.4 91 2
G. Stroman 5 8.0 14 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DUKE 25 1:53 3 -6 Punt
9:55 DUKE 23 0:39 3 5 Punt
4:58 DUKE 35 0:00 2 -5 INT
3:10 DUKE 9 2:33 6 10 Fumble
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:51 DUKE 25 2:10 5 10 Punt
10:51 DUKE 7 5:38 11 80 FG
2:52 DUKE 35 0:42 3 -5 Punt
1:07 DUKE 2 0:12 4 4 Punt
0:15 DUKE 25 0:00 1 0 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:32 DUKE 23 1:01 3 2 Punt
8:19 DUKE 5 1:14 3 -4 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:31 DUKE 25 2:00 10 42 Downs
12:09 DUKE 24 4:34 12 65 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:59 VATECH 46 2:58 8 31 Downs
9:04 VATECH 29 3:58 10 71 TD
4:43 VATECH 47 1:26 3 9 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:27 DUKE 19 0:05 3 2 FG
12:30 VATECH 36 1:30 4 23 Punt
5:03 VATECH 21 2:07 6 44 Downs
2:03 VATECH 31 0:48 4 33 Punt
0:30 DUKE 42 0:15 3 42 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 VATECH 31 3:16 10 46 Downs
10:31 VATECH 35 2:10 5 11 Punt
6:54 DUKE 43 4:23 9 43 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:47 VATECH 28 1:28 3 4 Punt
7:30 VATECH 11 6:49 11 63 Game