Northwestern familiar scenario for Duke
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Northwestern familiar scenario for Duke

Blue Devils let Wake Forest win get away similar to facing Wildcats a year ago

Photo: Northwestern QB Clayton Thorson

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke’s surprising home loss Saturday to Wake Forest was eerily reminiscent of a loss a year ago to Northwestern. The Blue Devils started quickly but gradually let a win slip away at Wallace Wade Stadium.

Duke (1-1, 0-1 ACC Coastal) led Wake Forest 7-0 with an impressive first-quarter scoring drive on offense followed by the defense forcing punts. Then the offense went dormant. Then the defense allowed enough big plays to spark the Demon Deacons

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

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