Duke gets embarrassed again as Notre Dame invades Wallace Wade

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The Duke Football team was embarrassed against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday night as the Irish took over Wallace Wade Stadium.

It was a cold and bitter night in Durham, North Carolina on Saturday, but the Notre Dame Fighting Irish felt like they were back in South Bend, Indiana.

The No. 15 Fighting Irish pack Wallace Wade with its own fans and those who were in the crowd supporting the Blue Devils didn't have nearly enough to cheer about as those did who were wearing Gold and Blue.

Duke was blown off its own field, losing 38-7 to Notre Dame on Saturday night.

This was the third time this season that the Blue Devils lost a game by at least 30 points, Alabama and Virginia being the other games.

Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book set a school record on Saturday as the first player to have four touchdown passes and run for 100 yards in a game. There have been a lot of good football players and quarterbacks that have come through the Fighting Irish program and Book was the one to reach that mark against Duke.

Book completed 18-of-32 passes for 181 yards and in addition to his four touchdowns he also threw two interceptions. He totaled 139 yards on the ground in just 12 attempts.

His favorite target was Chase Claypool who caught five passes for 97 yards and a touchdown while Chris Finke also had five receptions for 49 yards and two touchdowns.

Trailing 21-7 towards the end of the first half, Duke had a chance to get back in the game as the Blue Devils just picked off Book and were set up near midfield.

Duke showed no urgency on offense, using eight plays to go 25 yards in just over two minutes that resulted in a missed 44 yard field goal and erased any type of momentum the Blue Devils took from Notre Dame.

Quentin Harris was not good in this game, completing 16-of-28 passes for 102 yards, one touchdown and one interception while rushing seven times for ten yards.

Deon Jackson led the way for Duke on the ground with 14 rushed for 52 yards. Jackson also had three receptions for 19 yards.

It's difficult to say Duke had a leading receiver in this game but you could give to it Aaron Young who had two receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown while tight end Noah Gray had four catches for 28 yards.

Duke dropped to 4-5 on the season and with three games left, the Blue Devils need two wins to become bowl eligible but awaiting David Cutcliffe's group is Syracuse, Miami, and Wake Forest.

Good thing it's basketball season, because it seems as if the football season in Durham is only going to last a few more weeks.

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