Duke downs Boston College 9-7

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Ross Martin kicked three field goals to help Duke beat Boston College 9-7 on Saturday.

Thomas Sirk passed for 195 yards for the Blue Devils (4-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their first two league games for the third time in the last 34 years.

Duke has started 4-1 or better through five games in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1962-65.

Boston College had two good opportunities to take the lead late in the fourth quarter.

Colton Lichtenberg’s 45-yard field-goal attempt with 3:35 remaining came up short, and Jeff Smith’s fourth-down completion to David Dudeck at the Duke 43-yard line was short of the first down with 2:16 left.

Troy Flutie passed for 129 yards for Boston College (3-2, 0-2).

Flutie accounted for the game’s lone touchdown with a 66-yard pass to Thadd Smith late in the third quarter.


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