DURHAM, N.C. - As Duke prepares for the postseason, Blue Devil Network and GoDuke.com will count down the top plays from the first 12 games of the 2017 season. The site will feature one highlight per day with the top play revealed on Tuesday when the Blue Devils (6-6) meet Northern Illinois (8-4) in the Quick Lane Bowl at 5:15 p.m. on ESPN.
Senior Shaun Wilson provided the No. 2 play of the regular season with his first career touchdown pass, throwing a four-yard strike to Daniel Helm in the fourth quarter against Georgia Tech. In his final home game, Wilson finished with three touchdowns accounted for (two receiving, one passing). His jump pass to Helm pushed the Blue Devil advantage to 36-20 as Duke scored the final 30 points against the Yellow Jackets to improve to 5-6 on the season.
Wilson finished the regular season with 743 rushing yards, 241 receiving yards and 590 kickoff return yards. He is the first player in Duke history to post multiple seasons with 1,500+ all-purpose yards, with 1,620 in 2016 and 1,581 in 2017.