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Durham native Lee leads Ga Tech past Duke 38-14

5:55 PM, Sep 14, 2013   |    comments
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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets mascot Buzz leads the band against the Elon Phoenix in the third quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia Tech defeated Elon 70-0. Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Vad Lee threw a career-high four touchdown passes and ran for another in his hometown, and Georgia Tech beat Duke 38-14 on Saturday.

The Durham native had scoring throws of 24 and 10 yards to DeAndre Smelter, 13 yards to Robert Godhigh and 19 yards to Zach Laskey.

He also ran 4 yards for a TD. The Yellow Jackets (2-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) fell behind 7-3, then took command by scoring the next four touchdowns.

Lee was 8 of 16 for 125 yards and added 76 yards rushing. Georgia Tech rolled up 344 yards rushing and 469 total yards against the No. 6 total defense in the Bowl Subdivision.

Jela Duncan rushed 1 yard for an early score for the Blue Devils (2-1, 0-1). Brandon Connette had a late 7-yard TD run and was 15 of 28 for 122 yards in his first start as Duke's full-time quarterback.

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