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Football Comeback Falls Short Against Duke

October 24, 1998

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Tailbacks B.J. Hill and Letavious Wilks combined for 113 yards and three touchdowns Saturday to help Duke beat Clemson 28-23 on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Tigers (2-6, 1-5 ACC) drove 99 yards using a no-huddle offense to get within five points in the late going. Brandon Streeter completed six straight passes on the drive, the last a 25-yarder to wide-open Marcus Martin with 3:54 to play.

Duke safety Kenan Holley broke up Streeter’s 2-point pass attempt, then ended Clemson’s last comeback hope with his second interception of the game with 35 seconds left.

Bobby Campbell was 13-of-23 for 155 yards for Duke (4-4, 2-4). Scottie Montgomery caught seven passes for 102 yards.

Campbell scrambled into the end zone on Duke’s first possession and Wilks had two short touchdown runs in the second quarter to help Duke to a 21-3 halftime lead.

On Clemson’s first possession of the second half, running back Brian Wofford burst through the middle for 39 yards and a touchdown. The run was Clemson’s longest from scrimmage this season and trimmed Duke’s lead to 21-10 with 11:37 left in the third quarter.

Clemson closed to 21-17 with a 22-yard pass from Streeter to leaping Mal Lawyer in the end zone with 2:22 remaining in the third quarter.

Hill scored on an 8-yard run early in the fourth quarter to cap an 80-yard drive, Duke’s only sustained drive of the second half, to push the lead to 28-17 lead with 13:34 to play.