Scores

Final

Duke 10

(4-3, 1-2 ACC)

Vanderbilt 7

(5-3, 3-2 SEC)

3:00 PM ET, October 25, 2008

Vanderbilt Stadium, NASHVILLE, TN

1 2 3 4 T
DUKE 0 7 3 010
VAN 0 0 0 77

Top Performers

Passing: T. Lewis (DUKE) - 222 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Hawkins (VAN) - 11 CAR, 45 YDS

Receiving: S. Walker (VAN) - 6 REC, 138 YDS, 1 TD

Duke snaps six-game losing streak to Vandy

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nick Maggio kicked a 42-yard field goal in the third quarter after Duke missed its first two attempts, and the Blue Devils made that stand in beating Vanderbilt 10-7 on Saturday.

Duke (4-3) snapped a six-game skid in this series and put a serious dent in Vanderbilt's bowl hopes. The Commodores (5-3) lost their third straight game trying to become bowl eligible for the first time since 1982 after opening the season with five straight wins in their best start since 1943.

But Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe came in 23-2 when coaching against Vanderbilt with his stints at Tennessee and Mississippi, and he improved to 6-0 as head coach against Commodores coach Bobby Johnson.

Duke controlled most of an ugly game, coming up with four sacks and three turnovers. The last sealed the victory with 38 seconds left as the Commodores had one last try. Chris Rwabukamba picked off a pass from Mackenzi Adams at the Duke 1.

Chris Shannon recovered a fumbled punt by Vandy's Jamie Graham midway through the third at the Commodores 15 that set up Maggio's field goal. Joe Surgan missed a 50-yard attempt, Maggio missed a 43-yarder just before halftime and never got a chance to try a 52-yarder in the first after a fumbled snap.

Vanderbilt kicker Bryant Hahnfeldt, who missed a 34-yard field-goal attempt wide left at the start of the second quarter, had a chance to tie it at 10 with 7:16 left. But he pushed a 43-yard attempt wide right.

Thaddeus Lewis threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Tony Jackson just before halftime for a 7-0 lead. It was Jackson's fourth reception of the season, and he finished with three catches for 74 yards.

Vanderbilt's defense kept the Commodores in the game by holding Duke to 250 yards total offense. Broderick Stewart had two of five sacks. The last came when Chris Marve came untouched and sacked Lewis on third-and-2 from the Vandy 2, knocking the ball loose. T.J. Greenstone recovered for Vandy.

Four plays later, Adams dropped back and threw deep to Sean Walker who caught the ball and finished off a 79-yard touchdown to pull Vandy within 10-7 with 13:20 left. Adams had completed only one pass in the first half and was just 4-of-11 for 38 yards before the scoring play.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DUKE
VAN
1st Downs1515
Total Yards250291
Passing222210
Rushing2881
Penalties7-683-33
3rd Down Conversions6-187-17
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers13
Possession31:4028:20

Passing Leaders

DukeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lewis21/362226.210
VanderbiltC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Adams14/312106.812

Rushing Leaders

DukeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hollingsworth10393.9024
Jackson10292.907
VanderbiltCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hawkins11454.1013
Adams14292.1017

Receiving Leaders

DukeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Riley9839.2023
Jackson37424.7138
VanderbiltRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker613823.0179
Barden55310.6021

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERDUKEVAN
TD00:54Tony Jackson 22 Yd Pass From Thaddeus Lewis (Nick Maggio Kick) 70
THIRD QUARTERDUKEVAN
FG05:13Nick Maggio 42 Yd 100
FOURTH QUARTERDUKEVAN
TD13:20Sean Walker 79 Yd Pass From Mackenzi Adams (Bryant Hahnfeldt Kick) 107