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Jones, Brown lead Duke past Army, 34-14, in opener

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Daniel Jones was a more efficient passer than Army's quarterback - and that's more impressive than it might seem.

Jones threw for one touchdown and rushed for another score, helping Duke open with a 34-14 victory over Army on Friday night.

Jones was 13 of 17 for 197 yards with a 1-yard touchdown run and a 25-yard scoring pass to Aaron Young.

''It started with a strong running game. ... The offensive line and their ability to impose their will and open up lanes for the running backs was big,'' Jones said. ''Only 17 pass attempts but when we did, we were efficient with it, and it was good to see.''

The biggest surprise of the night was how well his counterpart - Kelvin Hopkins Jr., a junior making his first career start - threw the ball. The passing game has largely been an afterthought at Army, which for years has been known for a triple-option offense that led the nation in rushing last year.

Hopkins also threw for 197 yards - on 10-of-21 passing - with a 45-yard touchdown pass to Cam Harrison. It was the most yards passing for Army since 2015.

''No, we did not'' expect 21 passes from Army, linebacker Joe Giles-Harris said. ''It's hard to prepare for something like that from an option team, but at the same time, we did our best. And you've got to be ready for stuff like that. When you go up, you can't run the ball forever. ... All summer, we kind of prepared for a couple of different passes and they ran them today.''

Brittain Brown had a 12-yard touchdown run, backup Deon Jackson added a 7-yard score and Collin Wareham kicked two field goals for the Blue Devils, who responded to both Army touchdowns by scoring TDs of their own to win their opener for the seventh straight year and atone for their most recent loss - a 21-16 defeat at Army last November.

''Being able to push the ball down the field and keep the defense on their heels has been an emphasis of ours,'' Jones said.

Hopkins also had a short rushing touchdown before his long scoring pass in the final minute of the third quarter pulled the Black Knights to 24-14. Jones followed with his TD to Young that restored Duke's 17-point lead, and Ben Humphreys effectively ended it by blocking Landon Salyers' 45-yard field goal attempt with less than 7 minutes left.

THE TAKEAWAY

Army: The Black Knights, who led the Bowl Subdivision last season at 362.3 yards rushing per game but are replacing four starting offensive linemen from that team, were more willing to air it out with Hopkins. He threw more passes in the first half (five) than Army did in seven of its games in 2017, and finished with the academy's most yards passing since its 208-yard day against rival Navy three years ago.

''The things we wanted to do didn't turn out how we wanted to,'' Hopkins said. ''They were moving fast laterally, couldn't get them reach-blocked and things like that. But our pass game was working, O-line was killing it, they were giving us time and things like that. So we just kind of went with what was hot at the moment.''

Duke: The good news for Duke's defense: the Blue Devils recovered two fumbles from an Army team that lost just five of them during its 10-win season in 2017. Now, the bad: Duke's secondary was at times lit up by the option-oriented Black Knights, who have pretty much ignored the forward pass over the years.

GREAT BRITTAIN

Brown finished with 75 yards on 11 carries and for most of the night appeared headed for his third career 100-yard performance. He hurt his right knee while going down in the third quarter, then came back but didn't carry the ball in the fourth quarter. Coach David Cutcliffe said Brown's knee was stable but expected it to be sore Saturday. Duke improved to 6-0 in Brown's career when he has more than 10 carries.

KEY STATS

Young finished with 114 yards on four catches. . Duke has not allowed a point in the fourth quarter of six consecutive games. . Army was 4 for 4 on fourth downs.

UP NEXT

Army: The Black Knights play their home opener against the newest FBS addition, Liberty, on Sept. 8.

Duke: The Blue Devils play the first of two straight nonconference road games against Power Five teams when they visit Northwestern on Sept. 8.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:02
94-C.Wareham 30 yards Field Goal is Good.
5
plays
38
yds
02:45
pos
14
34
Point After TD 13:27
94-C.Wareham extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
31
Touchdown 13:27
17-D.Jones complete to 8-A.Young. 8-A.Young runs 25 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
69
yds
00:22
pos
14
30
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:57
1-L.Salyers extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
24
Touchdown 1:30
8-K.Hopkins complete to 88-C.Harrison. 88-C.Harrison runs 45 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
85
yds
1:30
pos
13
24
Point After TD 3:13
94-C.Wareham extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
24
Touchdown 3:13
25-D.Jackson runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
68
yds
02:23
pos
7
23
Point After TD 5:44
1-L.Salyers extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
17
Touchdown 5:44
8-K.Hopkins runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
60
yds
06:14
pos
6
17
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:27
94-C.Wareham extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
17
Touchdown 8:27
17-D.Jones runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
3
plays
71
yds
01:05
pos
0
16
Point After TD 13:54
94-C.Wareham extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
10
Touchdown 13:54
22-B.Brown runs 12 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
80
yds
02:07
pos
0
9
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 9:58
94-C.Wareham 25 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
30
yds
02:53
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 19 19
Rushing 11 9
Passing 7 8
Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Conv 5-14 2-9
4th Down Conv 4-4 1-1
Total Net Yards 352 375
Total Plays 68 52
Avg Gain 5.2 7.2
Net Yards Rushing 168 184
Rush Attempts 47 35
Avg Rush Yards 3.6 5.3
Net Yards Passing 184 191
Comp. - Att. 10-21 13-17
Yards Per Pass 8.8 11.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-13 1-6
Penalties - Yards 7-69 4-30
Touchdowns 2 4
Rushing TDs 1 3
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 5-2 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 3-42.7 1-41.0
Return Yards 14 90
Punts - Returns 0-0 2-23
Kickoffs - Returns 1-14 3-67
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 2/4 6/6
Extra Points 2/2 4/4
Field Goals 0/2 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Army West Point 0-1 0014014
Duke 1-0 31471034
184 PASS YDS 191
168 RUSH YDS 184
352 TOTAL YDS 375
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Hopkins Jr. 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
47.6% 197 1 0 142.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
47.6% 197 1 0 142.1
K. Hopkins Jr. 10/21 197 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
C. Holt 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 54 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 54 0
C. Holt 7 54 0 14
K. Hopkins Jr. 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 37 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 37 1
K. Hopkins Jr. 16 37 1 9
C. Slomka 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 20 0
C. Slomka 5 20 0 8
D. Woolfolk 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 20 0
D. Woolfolk 7 20 0 7
S. McCoy 31 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 16 0
S. McCoy 2 16 0 10
A. Davidson 40 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 9 0
A. Davidson 3 9 0 6
K. Walker 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 8 0
K. Walker 6 8 0 6
C. Thomas 4 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
C. Thomas 1 4 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
C. Harrison 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 92 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 92 1
C. Harrison 3 92 1 45
K. Walker 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 60 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 60 0
K. Walker 2 60 0 32
G. Coates 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 23 0
G. Coates 3 23 0 12
J. Asberry 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 22 0
J. Asberry 2 22 0 19
Defense T-A SACK INT
E. Riley 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
E. Riley 6-2 0.0 0
J. Nachtigal 19 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
J. Nachtigal 5-1 0.0 0
J. McClinton 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. McClinton 4-0 0.0 0
J. Bourdeau 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Bourdeau 4-0 0.0 0
C. Christansen 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
C. Christansen 3-0 0.0 0
E. Patterson 55 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
E. Patterson 3-0 0.0 0
K. Bonsu 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Bonsu 2-0 0.0 0
C. Ramirez 29 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
C. Ramirez 2-1 0.0 0
J. Gibson 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
J. Gibson 2-0 1.0 0
W. Oyetuga 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
W. Oyetuga 2-0 0.0 0
M. Regan 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
M. Regan 2-1 0.0 0
K. Brinson 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Brinson 1-0 0.0 0
R. Wright 77 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Wright 1-0 0.0 0
R. Parker 15 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Parker 1-0 0.0 0
J. Lowery 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Lowery 1-0 0.0 0
J. Covington 57 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Covington 1-1 0.0 0
C. John 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. John 1-0 0.0 0
J. Ellington 18 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Ellington 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
L. Salyers 1 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
0/2 2/2
L. Salyers 0/2 0 2/2 2
N. Schrage 38 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 0/0
SEASON FG XP
0/1 0/0
N. Schrage 0/1 0 0/0 0
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
N. Schrage 38 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 46.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
2 46.0 0
N. Schrage 2 46.0 0 46
Z. Potter 17 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 36.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
1 36.0 1
Z. Potter 1 36.0 1 36
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Walker 5 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 14.0 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 14.0 14 0
K. Walker 1 14.0 14 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Jones 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
76.5% 197 1 0 193.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
76.5% 197 1 0 193.2
D. Jones 13/17 197 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
B. Brown 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 75 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 75 1
B. Brown 11 75 1 16
D. Jones 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 43 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 43 1
D. Jones 10 43 1 14
D. Jackson 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 25 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 25 1
D. Jackson 7 25 1 9
T. Rahming 3 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 16 0
T. Rahming 1 16 0 16
M. Hubbard III 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 15 0
M. Hubbard III 4 15 0 5
Q. Harris 18 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 10 0
Q. Harris 2 10 0 9
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
A. Young 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 114 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 114 1
A. Young 4 114 1 61
T. Rahming 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 44 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 44 0
T. Rahming 5 44 0 35
J. Lloyd 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 32 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 32 0
J. Lloyd 2 32 0 18
D. Koppenhaver 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 8 0
D. Koppenhaver 1 8 0 8
B. Brown 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
B. Brown 0 0 0 0
C. Taylor 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 -1 0
C. Taylor 1 -1 0 -1
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Singleton 16 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
D. Singleton 8-2 0.0 0
E. Cerenord 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
E. Cerenord 6-1 0.0 0
K. Quansah 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
K. Quansah 6-3 0.0 0
J. Giles-Harris 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
J. Giles-Harris 5-2 0.0 0
V. Dimukeje 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
V. Dimukeje 5-1 1.0 0
M. Gilbert 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
M. Gilbert 4-0 0.0 0
B. Humphreys 34 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
B. Humphreys 3-2 0.0 0
M. Waters 10 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
M. Waters 3-1 0.0 0
D. Jordan 86 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Jordan 3-0 0.0 0
T. McSwain 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. McSwain 2-0 0.0 0
D. Neal 27 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Neal 2-0 0.0 0
T. Hornbuckle 59 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Hornbuckle 2-0 0.0 0
J. McDuffie 9 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. McDuffie 1-0 0.0 0
N. Thompson 29 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Thompson 1-0 0.0 0
M. Carter II 26 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Carter II 1-0 0.0 0
D. Tangelo 54 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Tangelo 1-0 0.0 0
L. Johnson 33 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
L. Johnson 0-2 0.0 0
C. Rumph II 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Rumph II 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Wareham 94 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 4/4
SEASON FG XP
2/2 4/4
C. Wareham 2/2 30 4/4 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Parker 45 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 41.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
1 41.0 1
A. Parker 1 41.0 1 41
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Brown 22 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 29.0 32 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 29.0 32 0
B. Brown 2 29.0 32 0
D. Helm 80 TE
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 9.0 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 9.0 9 0
D. Helm 1 9.0 9 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Rahming 3 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 11.5 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 11.5 15 0
T. Rahming 2 11.5 15 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:26 ARMY 18 0:28 2 14 Fumble
9:54 ARMY 25 7:19 12 59 FG Miss
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:54 ARMY 25 4:16 8 45 Fumble
8:27 ARMY 25 5:52 10 32 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 ARMY 16 1:54 4 -2 Punt
11:58 ARMY 45 6:14 12 60 TD
3:13 ARMY 25 2:16 7 85 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:27 ARMY 25 6:32 15 47 FG Miss
3:59 ARMY 25 0:16 3 0 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 DUKE 35 1:21 4 6 Punt
12:51 ARMY 32 2:53 7 25 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:31 DUKE 20 2:07 9 80 TD
9:32 DUKE 29 1:05 3 71 TD
2:28 DUKE 7 1:45 6 35 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:50 ARMY 45 0:44 3 -10 Fumble
5:36 DUKE 32 2:23 7 68 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:54 DUKE 31 0:22 6 69 TD
6:47 ARMY 35 2:45 5 23 FG
3:32 DUKE 37 3:04 5 5