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2012 SEASON IN THE BOOKS: Duke closes the 2012 season – the school’s 100th campaign of football – with a 6-7 overall record … In 100 seasons, the Blue Devils own an all-time record of 465-490-31

BOWL HISTORY: Duke made its ninth bowl game appearance, and with the 48-34 loss to Cincinnati, the Blue Devils now hold an all-time postseason record of 3-6

Duke – Bowl game results
Rose (Jan. 2, 1939) -- Southern California 7, Duke 3
*Rose (Jan. 1, 1942) -- Oregon State 20, Duke 16
Sugar (Jan. 1, 1945) -- Duke 29, Alabama 26
Orange (Jan 1, 1955) -- Duke 34, Nebraska 7
Orange (Jan. 1, 1958) -- Oklahoma 48, Duke 21
Cotton (Jan. 2, 1961) -- Duke 7, Arkansas 6
All American (Dec. 28, 1989) -- Texas Tech 49, Duke 21
Hall of Fame (Jan. 2, 1995) -- Wisconsin 34, Duke 20
Belk (Dec. 27, 2012) – Cincinnati 48, Duke 34

*Played at Duke Stadium in Durham, N.C.

CUTCLIFFE’S BOWL HISTORY: As a head coach, Duke’s David Cutcliffe is now 4-2 in bowl games … His previous five bowl games as a head coach came at Ole Miss … In addition, Cutcliffe participated in 17 bowl games as a member of the coaching staff at Tennessee, helping the Volunteers to an 11-6 ledger

David Cutcliffe – Bowl game results as a head coach
Independence (Dec. 31, 1998) – Ole Miss 35, Texas Tech 18
Independence (Dec. 31, 1999) – Ole Miss 27, Oklahoma 25
Music City (Dec. 28, 2000) – West Virginia 49, Ole Miss 38
Independence (Dec. 27, 2002) – Ole Miss 27, Nebraska 23
Cotton (Jan. 2, 2004) – Ole Miss 31, Oklahoma State 28
Belk (Dec. 27, 2012) – Cincinnati 48, Duke 34

With a 358-yard performance against Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl, Duke quarterback Sean Renfree finished the 2012 season with 3,118 yards, marking the eighth 3,000-yard season under David Cutcliffe (as offensive coordinator or head coach) … It also marked Renfree’s second 3,000-yard campaign after throwing for 3,131 yards in 2010

David Cutcliffe – 3,000-yard passers
Peyton Manning, Tennessee, 1996 – 3,287 yards
Peyton Manning, Tennessee, 1997 – 3,819 yards
Eli Manning, Ole Miss, 2002 – 3,401 yards
Eli Manning, Ole Miss, 2003 – 3,600 yards
Erik Ainge, Tennessee, 2007 – 3,522 yards
Thaddeus Lewis, Duke, 2009 – 3,330 yards
Sean Renfree, Duke, 2010 – 3,131 yards
Sean Renfree, Duke, 2012 – 3,118 yards

DUKE SCORES 34-PLUS: With 34 points against the Bearcats, Duke sets a school single-season record for most games scoring 34 or more points with six – 46 vs. FIU, 54 vs. N.C. Central, 38 vs. Memphis, 34 vs. Wake Forest, 42 vs. Virginia & 34 vs. Cincinnati … The previous record of five was held by the 1943 & 1989 clubs

NON-OFFENSIVE TOUCHDOWNS: With Tony Foster’s blocked punt for a touchdown, Duke has now scored five non-offensive touchdowns in 2012 to match the second-highest single-season total in school history … The Blue Devils also posted five non-offensive TDs in 1936, 1937, 1942 & 2009 … The school record of six was set in 1994 … This year, Duke also scored via punt return (Lee Butler vs. N.C. Central), interception return (Ross Cockrell vs. N.C. Central & Jordon Byas vs. Virginia Tech) and blocked field goal return (Ross Cockrell vs. FIU)

PAT STREAKS END: Duke had its streak of consecutive games without a missed PAT end at 69 … It was the longest active streak in the nation … Duke’s streak of consecutive made extra points ended at 186, which marked the second-longest active streak in the nation

RECEPTION RECORD FOR TRIO: With a combined reception total of 21 versus the Bearcats, the trio of Jamison Crowder (76), Desmond Scott (66) and Conner Vernon (85) extended its own school record for most combined catches by three teammates to 227

MORE CROWDER & VERNON: With 16 combined catches versus Cincinnati, Jamison Crowder and Conner Vernon set an ACC single-season record for most receptions by two teammates with 161, bettering the previous standard of 156 set by Chris Givens (83) & Michael Campanaro (73) of Wake Forest in 2011 … The duo also set a school single-season standard for receiving yards by a pair with 2,148 yards (Crowder – 1,074; Vernon – 1,074) … The 1,074 yardage totals now rank in a tie for fourth place on Duke’s single-season chart … Vernon’s 85 receptions are a Duke single-season record while Crowder’s 76 catches is the second-highest single-season total

MORE ACC HISTORY FOR CROWDER & VERNON: Duke WRs Jamison Crowder (1,074 receiving yards in 2012) and Conner Vernon (1,074) became just the second duo in ACC history to post 1,000+ receiving yards in the same season, joining E.G. Green (1,007) & Andre Cooper (1,002) of Florida State in 1995 … Crowder (76 receptions in 2012) and Vernon (85) are the first tandem in league history to each have 75+ receptions in the same season … The duo is the third pair in league history to each have 70+ catches in the same season, joining Sammy Watkins (82) & DeAndre Hopkins (72) of Clemson in 2011 and Chris Givens (83) & Michael Campanaro (73) of Wake Forest in 2011

DUKE’S CAREER ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE CHART: Two Blue Devils – WRs Desmond Scott & Conner Vernon – close their respective careers ranking among Duke’s leaders in career all-purpose yardage … Vernon ranks third with 4,357 career all-purpose yards while Scott is seventh on the list with 3,615 yards … Duke’s all-time leader remains Chris Douglas (5,753 yards)

CONNETTE TO REEVES: QB Brandon Connette threw a two-yard touchdown pass to David Reeves in the fourth quarter … That tandem has hooked up for touchdown passes three times this season

S WALT CANTY: Finished the game with seven tackles … Finished the season with a team-leading 109 tackles

CB ROSS COCKRELL: Finished the season with a team-leading 13 PBUs, a total which ranks tied for fourth on Duke’s single-season list … Now has 29 career PBUs to rank sixth on the school’s all-time chart

QB BRANDON CONNETTE: After his five-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, has amassed 17 rushing touchdowns in 26 career games … That ranks as the third-most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in school history … Totaled eight rushing touchdowns for the season to match the third-highest single-season total for a QB in school history … Becomes the first QB to rush for 8+ TDs in multiple seasons (also rushed for eight TDs in 2010) … Also threw one touchdown pass, his third of the season … Pushed his career touchdown responsibility total to 20 (17 rush, 3 pass) in 26 career games

WR JAMISON CROWDER: Finished the game with six receptions for 49 yards … Sets a new ACC single season record for receiving yardage by a sophomore with 1,074, bettering the previous mark of 1,047 set by former Blue Devil Donovan Varner in 2009 … finished the season with 76 receptions for 1,074 receiving yards and eight touchdown to rank second, fourth (tied) and seventh (tied), respectively, in Duke single-season history

RB JELA DUNCAN: Rushed five times for 27 yards … moved into sixth place on Duke’s single-season list for rushing yards by a freshman … For the season, rushed 104 times for a team-best 543 yards, and his per attempt average of 5.22 ranks third on Duke’s single-season chart for rookies … Becomes the ninth freshman in school history to lead the Blue Devils in rushing … His 543 yards also rank sixth on the school’s rookie list for rushing  … Finished the season with 789 all-purpose yards to post the eighth-highest single-season total by a Duke rookie in school history

CB TONY FOSTER: At the 4:45 mark of the first quarter, blocked a Cincinnati punt and recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown … Marked Duke’s first blocked punt for a touchdown since November 22, 1997 against North Carolina

DE JUSTIN FOXX: Recorded a sack in the first half to push his season total to 4.5 and career total to 7.5

K ROSS MARTIN: Totaled eight points on two field goals and two PATs … Pushed his team-leading point total to a new Duke single-season record 106 … Previous school scoring record was 104 points set by Clarkston Hines in 1989 … Extended own single-season scoring record for Duke freshmen to 106 points … Extended own single-season field goals made record for Duke freshmen to 20  … Extended own Duke single-season record for PATs to 46 … booted a career-long 52-yard at the 7:24 mark in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 34-34 … Finished the year with two field goals of 50+ yards to match the third-highest single-season total in school history … The two 50+ field goals also rank tied for third on Duke’s career list … The 20 field goals made rank as the second-highest single-season total in school history, trailing only Will Snyderwine’s total of 21 in 2010 … Field goal percentage of .870 ranks as the second-highest single-season mark in school history, trailing only Will Snyderwine’s .875 (21-24) total in 2010

P WILL MONDAY: Punted once for 79 yards … On the season, has now punted 67 times for 2,991 yards and a 44.64 average … Season average of 44.64 ranks fourth on Duke’s single-season chart … The 79-yard punt in the second quarter was the third-longest in Duke history, trailing Billy Cox (81 yards vs. Navy, 1949) and Brian Morton (80 yards vs. Clemson, 1999) … Also marked a Belk Bowl record surpassing the previous record of 55 set by Terence Brown of North Carolina vs. West Virginia in 2008

QB SEAN RENFREE: Completed 37-of-49 passes for 358 yards and one touchdown … Finished season having completed 297-of-441 for 3,118 yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions … Closed career having completed 898-of-1,389 passes (.647) for 9,465 yards with 51 TDs and 40 INTs … On the ACC’s al-time lists, sits in seventh place for passing yardage, third for completions, tied for fourth for 300-yard games (11) and sixth for pass completion percentage … Set new Duke single-season record for pass completion percentage at .673 … Extended his own Duke record for consecutive games with at least 10 pass completions to 35 … Set the school record by registering his sixth career game with 30 or more pass completions, bettering the previous standard of five held by both Ben Bennett & Thaddeus Lewis … Has now thrown for 150 or more yards in 34 of the last 36 games dating back to the beginning of the 2010 season … Stretched Duke career record with his 28th career game with 200 or more passing yards … Moved into a tie for first place with Thaddeus Lewis on Duke’s career chart for most 300-yard passing games (11) … Moved into first place for most 300-yard passing games by a player under head coach David Cutcliffe, bettering the previous standard of 10 set by former Ole Miss standout Eli Manning … With his 10-yard scoring pass to Conner Vernon, pushed career total of QB-WR touchdown passes with Vernon to 16, matching the second-highest total in Duke history … With one touchdown pass on the day, pushed his career total to 51 to remain in third place on Duke’s all-time chart … Pushed his season touchdown pass total to 19, marking a career-high while posting the seventh-highest single-season total in school history

WR DESMOND SCOTT: Caught five passes for 49 yards … Extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one pass reception to 39, marking the second-longest streak in Duke history trailing Conner Vernon (48) … Active streak is the seventh-longest among active players nationally … Pushed his streak of consecutive games with at least two catches to 21, marking the third-longest such streak in school history … has now caught two or more passes in 35 games, marking the third-highest career total in Duke history

RB JOSH SNEAD: Rushed 17 times for 107 yards, both career highs … That marks the first time a Duke player has rushed for 100+ yards since Desmond Scott amassed 122 rushing yards Sept. 11, 2010 against Wake Forest … Finished season with 496 yards on 99 attempts, good for a 5.01 yards per carry average

WR CONNER VERNON: Finished the day with 10 receptions for 119 yards … Finished season with 85 receptions for 1,074 yards and eight TDs … Finished his career with 283 receptions for 3,749 yards and 21 TDs … Closed career as the ACC’s all-time leader in both catches and receiving yardage … Extended ACC record for consecutive games with at least one reception to 48 … That streak is also the longest active streak in the nation … Extended his own school record for most games with two or more receptions to 47 … Extended his streak of consecutive games with at least two receptions to 28, matching the school record held by Clarkston Hines … Tied the Duke single-season record with three games with 10+ receptions in 2012 … Extended own school record of most career games with 10+ catches to six … The 100-yard receiving game marks his fifth of the year and the 14th of his career … Moved into a tie for fourth place on the ACC’s career list for 100-yard receiving games and a tie for third place in school single-season records with five games of 100+ yards receiving this season … Single-season total of 85 catches establishes a Duke record and matches the fifth-highest total in ACC history …

VERNON ON NCAA CHARTS: On the NCAA’s all-time charts, moved into tie for 23rd place for career receptions and 24th place for career receiving yardage.

NCAA – Career receptions
20. Emmanuel Sanders, SMU & Greg Salas, Hawaii – 285
22.* Tavon Austin, West Virginia – 284
23. Conner Vernon, Duke – 283
       Ryan Wolfe, UNLV – 283

*West Virginia plays in the Pinstripe Bowl vs. Syracuse on Saturday, Dec. 29

NCAA – Career receiving yards
21. Emmanuel Sanders, SMU – 3,791
22. Vincent Marshall, Houston – 3,770
23. Chad Mackey, Louisiana Tech – 3,763
24. Conner Vernon, Duke – 3,749

S ANTHONY YOUNG-WISEMAN: Recorded his first career sack in the third quarter

** Most passing attempts – 49 by Sean Renfree
** Most pass completions – 37 by Sean Renfree
** Most passing yards – 358 by Sean Renfree
** Most receiving yards – 119 by Conner Vernon
** Total offensive yards – 364 by Sean Renfree
** Most field goals – 2 by Ross Martin (tie)
** Longest punt – 79 yards by Will Monday
** Most points in a game – 34 (tie)
** Most points in a quarter – 16 (1st quarter)
** Most total offensive yards – 560
** Most yards passing – 360
** Most passing attempts – 50
** Most pass completions – 38
** Most first downs – 36

** Most passing attempts – 49 by Sean Renfree
** Most pass completions – 37 by Sean Renfree
** Most passing yards – 358 by Sean Renfree
** Longest field goal – 52 yards by Ross Martin
** Longest punt – 79 yards by Will Monday

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