I asked Duke coach David Cutcliffe this week if he could continue to win games relying so heavily on the passing game. He said yes, but today against Tulane, the Blue Devils also got their running game going. It seemed as if everything was going right for the Duke offense, which racked up 484 yards, 27 first downs, and had the ball for almost 11 minutes more than Tulane in a 48-27 victory.
This was the Duke I was expecting to see against Richmond. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, it didn't show up that day. The question now is whether or not Duke can continue this success against better competition. They did turn the ball over twice, but quarterback Sean Renfree threw just nine incomplete passes. Duke has held halftime leads before, but this time, Duke started what it finished in convincing fashion.