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Game recap: Football |





DURHAM- Duke couldn’t complete the full comeback on Saturday afternoon as it lost a 23-20 overtime decision to Georgia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

The Blue Devils scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to turn a 20-6 deficit into a 20-20 tie with eight seconds left in the game. Six of those 14 points came from a freshman in a red shirt Sahmir Hagan’s 81-yard punt return for a touchdown, Duke’s first since Jamison Crowder did so against Arizona State in the 2014 Sun Bowl. In overtime, Duke held the Yellow Jackets to a 37-yard field goal but was unable to convert their 52-yard field goal attempt to force a second overtime .

Second-year quarterback Riley Leonard completed 20 of 42 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown. His counterpart from Georgia Tech, Jeff Sims finished his evening 23 of 34 for 227 yards and a score.

Junior wide receiver Jontavis Robertson had a team-high 41 receiving yards on three catches.

Junior red shirt By Wayne Carter and graduate student Cam Dillon led the defense with nine tackles apiece. Carter added one of Duke’s five tackles for loss in the contest.

Junior red shirt Charly Ham converted on two of three field goals from 28 and 45 yards.

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