Duke stuns No. 16 Virginia Tech

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Updated: October 26, 2013

Blacksburg, VA (SportsNetwork.com) – An opportunistic defensive effort and two
long field goals from Ross Martin helped Duke to its first road win over a
ranked opponent in 42 years, a 13-10 shocker over No. 16 Virginia Tech at Lane
Stadium.

Despite being outgained by a 387-198 margin in total yards, the Blue Devils
prevailed by intercepting Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas four times and
getting clutch kicks of 51 and 53 yards out of Martin. Duke (6-2, 2-2 ACC),
which came in 0-7 lifetime in Blacksburg, knocked off a Top 25 foe on the road
for the first time since a 9-7 decision at Stanford on Oct. 2, 1971.

The Blue Devils also notched their first victory over the Hokies (6-2, 3-1)
since 1982 and became bowl eligible for a second straight year for the first
time in school history.

Duke signal-caller Anthony Boone also threw four picks — three to VT freshman
Kendall Fuller — while completing just 7-of-25 attempts for 107 yards, but
delivered a key 9-yard touchdown run that gave Duke a 13-0 third-quarter lead
it held onto.

Thomas rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries and added 214 yards
on 21-of-38 passing in the loss, Virginia Tech’s first since a season-opening
35-10 setback to No. 1 Alabama in Atlanta.