DURHAM, N.C. — (AP) — It all looked routine for No. 21 Duke on Saturday. Just the way the rising Blue Devils like it.
Riley Leonard ran for two touchdowns and threw for 219 yards to lead Duke to a 38-14 win over Northwestern.
“We started fast. We got a lead,” Duke coach Mike Elko said. “That’s what you want to do in a game like this.”
Jordan Waters also ran for two touchdowns and Jalon Calhoun caught five passes for 112 yards as the Blue Devils (3-0, 1-0 ACC) opened the season with three straight wins for the second year in a row.
Duke hasn’t been threatened in the strong start to Elko’s second season.
“If we keep playing how we are, I think we’re going to be fine,” cornerback Chandler Rivers said.
Leonard rushed for 97 yards and completed 15 of 20 passes in just over three quarters.