GAMEDAY College Football

Duke 30, Temple 0

By BOB SUTTON
Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. - Riley Leonard threw for two touchdowns and completed his first 15 passes of the season, boosting Duke to a 30-0 victory over Temple as coach Mike Elko won in his debut.

Duke recorded its first shutout of a Football Bowl Subdivision team since 1989 at North Carolina.

Leonard, a sophomore, completed 24 of 30 passes for 328 yards. He also was the top rusher in the game with 64 yards on 11 carries.

Elko was in his first game as a head coach after replacing David Cutcliffe, who spent 14 seasons in charge of the Blue Devils. Duke is coming off three consecutive losing seasons with a combined 10-25 record during that stretch.

It was a disappointing opening game for first-year Temple coach Stan Drayton, who had been the associate head coach at Texas.

Temple was held to 179 yards of total offense, with just 50 in the first half compared to Duke's 337 by halftime.

Duke scored five plays into the game on Jaylen Coleman's 1-yard run. Moore threw touchdown passes of 4 yards to Jordan Moore and 39 yards to Sahmir Hagans in the first half.

Moore was the game's second-leading receiver with 77 yards on six catches. He competed with Leonard for the starting quarterback role in the preseason and is listed as the backup quarterback.

Duke kicker Charlie Ham was 3 for 6 on field goals, connecting from 29, 37 and 38 yards.

Temple's D'Wan Mathis was 11-for-21 passing for 83 yards.

Both teams were coming off 3-9 seasons.

SIZZLING STREAK

Leonard's game-opening streak was one completion shy of the school record for consecutive completions at any time during a game. That record of 16 is shared by D. Bryant (2000 at North Carolina State) and Sean Renfree (2010 at Navy).

THE TAKEAWAY

Temple: The Owls couldn't get untracked offensively and there were few signs that they were capable of sustaining drives. There were holes defensively, though Temple had encouraging moments by forcing Duke to attempt six field goals.

Duke: The Blue Devils had to like what they saw from Leonard, who didn't emerge as the starter until preseason workouts. He connected on passes with eight different teammates. After giving up 45 or more points in its last six games of 2021, the defense had a banner night.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter TempleDuke
Duke TD 12:57 Jaylen Coleman 1 yard TD run (Charlie Ham Extra Point) 0 7
Duke FG 2:34 Charlie Ham 29 yard field goal 0 10
Second Quarter TempleDuke
Duke TD 11:49 Jordan Moore 4 yard TD pass from Riley Leonard (Charlie Ham Extra Point) 0 17
Duke TD 7:08 Sahmir Hagans 39 yard TD pass from Riley Leonard (Charlie Ham Extra Point) 0 24
Third Quarter TempleDuke
Duke FG 5:33 Charlie Ham 37 yard field goal 0 27
Fourth Quarter TempleDuke
Duke FG 13:31 Charlie Ham 38 yard field goal 0 30
Team Stats
  Temple Duke
First downs 12 25
  Rushing 6 10
  Passing 5 13
  Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Efficiency 5-14, 36% 1-9, 11%
4th down efficiency 0-2, 0% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 29-65 35-172
Passing Yards 114 328
Return Yards 22 0
Completions-Attempts-Int 14-29-0 24-30-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 1-7 1-11
Punts 7 2
Fumbles Lost 4-2 0-0
Penalties - Yards 4-40 6-50
Temple Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Mathis 11 21 83 0 0
Q. Patterson 3 8 31 0 0
Duke Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
R. Leonard 24 30 328 2 0
Temple Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
E. Saydee 8 16 2.0 0
J. Norwood 4 11 2.8 0
A. Anderson Jr. 3 9 3.0 0
D. Mathis 7 8 1.1 0
M. Cooper 1 6 6.0 0
D. Hubbard 2 6 3.0 0
A. Sanders 1 5 5.0 0
Q. Patterson 2 5 2.5 0
Duke Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. Leonard 11 64 5.8 0
J. Coleman 8 43 5.4 1
J. Waters 5 32 6.4 0
J. Moore 7 25 3.6 0
R. Allen 3 9 3.0 0
Temple Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Barbon 5 45 9.0 0
A. Sanders 4 39 9.8 0
I. Stewart 1 12 12.0 0
T. Blair 1 12 12.0 0
A. Anderson Jr. 1 5 5.0 0
E. Saydee 1 1 1.0 0
J. Norwood 1 0 0.0
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Duke Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Calhoun 6 90 15.0 0
J. Moore 6 77 12.8 1
S. Hagans 2 54 27.0 1
E. Pancol 4 49 12.3 0
C. Finney 2 32 16.0 0
J. Waters 1 14 14.0 0
N. Dalmolin 2 7 3.5 0
J. Robertson 1 5 5.0 0
Temple Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Duke Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Temple Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Morgan 7 304 43.4
Duke Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
P. Wilson 2 98 49.0
Temple Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Anderson Jr. 1 -1 -1.0
Duke Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Calhoun 1 0 0
Temple Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Anderson Jr. 2 23 11.5
Duke Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Temple Missed FG
Player Length
Duke Missed FG
Player Length
C. Ham 51
C. Ham 32
C. Ham 26




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