Sep 25, 2021; Durham, North Carolina, USA;  Duke Blue Devils running back Mataeo Durant (21) run with the football to make a touchdown during the 1st half of the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports

News Articles

Duke rolls over Kansas with second-half outburst

Gunnar Holmberg rushed for 88 yards and four touchdowns while adding 328 yards and another touchdown passing Saturday as Duke overcame a halftime deficit to upend Kansas 52-33 at Durham, N.C.

The Jayhawks (1-3) opened the third quarter with a field goal for a 27-21 lead but the Blue Devils (3-1) won their third straight by responding with 24 unanswered points.

Holmberg completed 22 of 29 passes and tapped an array of playmakers as Duke rolled to 607 total yards on a whopping 81 snaps. Mataeo Durant, the ACC’s leading rusher coming in, gained 124 yards on 21 carries, with one touchdown. Jake Bobo led nine pass-catchers with seven receptions for 105 yards.

A string of three touchdown rushes in a span of barely six minutes in the third quarter allowed Duke to grab a 42-27 lead. Holmberg carried for scores of 1 and 3 yards after a 4-yard TD rush by Jordan Waters enabled the fast-paced Blue Devils to go up 28-27.

An interception return by Shaka Heyward to the Kansas 8 set up one of Duke’s second-half TDs.

Jason Bean found Kwamie Lassiter for a 61-yard score with 8:42 remaining to give Kansas some late life before settling for 323 yards and two touchdowns passing, with two interceptions.

Devin Neal rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in the first start for the Jayhawks’ prized freshman. Kansas posted 530 yards.

Kansas, which came in averaging 15.3 points, used four explosive plays of 20-plus yards in the second quarter to snag a 24-21 halftime edge after the teams traded leads five times in that period.

Neal, making his first start, trickled into the end zone on fourth-and-one call to give the Jayhawks the lead with 1:04 remaining. Torry Locklin scored on a 20-yard reception and a 36-yard rush.

Two Duke turnovers allowed Kansas to start drives in the red zone. Durant and Holmberg had a lost fumble and interception, respectively, but also carried for first-half TDs, including a 57-yard burst by Durant.

Holmberg also hit Jalon Calhoun with a 26-yard score as Duke amassed 330 first-half yards.

–Field Level Media

Field Level Media
Sport Writer & Editor
FLM has a North American focus while tying into regional and hyper-local resources – providing the ability to distribute compelling content through the writing of professional journalists. As the U.S. sports content provider to dozens of digital and print media publishers through strategic partnerships with the likes of Reuters and Nielsen Sports, FLM covers the nuts and bolts with a breaking news desk and game event coverage.

Sportsbooks

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Upcoming Games

Oct 28th, 7:30 PM

Troy

Coastal Carolina (14)

@

Oct 28th, 7:30 PM

USF

East Carolina

@

Oct 29th, 7:30 PM

Navy

Tulsa

@

Oct 29th, 10:00 PM

UNLV

Nevada

@

Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Virginia Tech

Georgia Tech

@

Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Texas State

Louisiana-Lafayette

@

Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Bowling Green

Buffalo

@

Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Massachusetts

Liberty

@

Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Miami-FL

Pittsburgh (23)

@

Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Texas

Baylor (20)

@

Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Cincinnati (2)

Tulane

@

Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Rutgers

Illinois

@

Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

UCF

Temple

@

Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Indiana

Maryland

@

Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Michigan (6) -3 -110

Michigan State (9) +3 -110

@

Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Iowa (11)

Wisconsin

@

Oct 30th, 2:00 PM

North Texas

Rice

@

Oct 30th, 2:00 PM

Iowa State

West Virginia

@

Oct 30th, 3:00 PM

Missouri

Vanderbilt

@

Oct 30th, 3:00 PM

Washington State

Arizona State

@

Oct 30th, 3:00 PM

Hawaii

Utah State

@

Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Georgia (1) -13 -107

Florida +13 -107

@

Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Florida State

Clemson

@

Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Colorado

Oregon (10)

@

Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Texas Tech

Oklahoma (3)

@

Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Florida International (FIU)

Marshall

@

Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Southern Miss

Middle Tennessee

@

Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

LA Tech

Old Dominion

@

Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

TCU

Kansas State

@

Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Boston College

Syracuse

@

Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Purdue (25)

Nebraska

@

Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Minnesota

Northwestern

@

Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Louisiana-Monroe

Appalachian State

@

Oct 30th, 4:00 PM

Charlotte

WKU

@

Oct 30th, 4:00 PM

Wyoming

San Jose State

@

Oct 30th, 4:00 PM

Duke

Wake Forest (16)

@

Oct 30th, 5:00 PM

Arkansas State

South Alabama

@

Oct 30th, 6:00 PM

UTEP

Florida Atlantic

@

Oct 30th, 6:00 PM

Georgia State

Georgia Southern

@

Oct 30th, 7:00 PM

Ole Miss (12)

Auburn (19)

@

Oct 30th, 7:00 PM

Oregon State

California

@

Oct 30th, 7:00 PM

Kentucky (15)

Mississippi State

@

Oct 30th, 7:00 PM

Kansas

Oklahoma State (8)

@

Oct 30th, 7:00 PM

Arizona

USC

@

Oct 30th, 7:00 PM

SMU (21) +3 -107

Houston -3 -107

@

Oct 30th, 7:00 PM

Boise State

Colorado State

@

Oct 30th, 7:30 PM

Louisville

NC State (18)

@

Oct 30th, 7:30 PM

North Carolina +6 -107

Notre Dame (13) -6 -107

@

Oct 30th, 7:30 PM

Penn State (7) +12.5 -107

Ohio State (5) -12.5 -107

@

Oct 30th, 10:00 PM

UCLA +3 -110

Utah -3 -110

@

Oct 30th, 10:15 PM

Virginia

BYU

@

Oct 30th, 10:30 PM

Washington

Stanford

@

Oct 30th, 10:30 PM

Fresno State

San Diego State (22)

@

Nov 2nd, 3:33 PM

Miami-OH

Ohio

@

Nov 2nd, 3:33 PM

Ball State

Akron

@

Nov 2nd, 3:33 PM

Eastern Michigan

Toledo

@

Nov 3rd, 7:00 PM

NIU

Kent State

@

Nov 3rd, 7:00 PM

Central Michigan

Western Michigan

@

Nov 4th, 7:30 PM

Georgia State

Louisiana-Lafayette

@