College Football
Duke 52, Kansas 33
When: 4:00 PM ET, Saturday, September 25, 2021
Where: Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
Temperature: 70°
Head Official: Kevin Mar
Attendance: 19128

Gunnar Holmberg rushed for 88 yards and four touchdowns while adding 328 yards and another touchdown passing Saturday as Duke overcame a halftime deficit to upend Kansas 52-33 at Durham, N.C.

The Jayhawks (1-3) opened the third quarter with a field goal for a 27-21 lead but the Blue Devils (3-1) won their third straight by responding with 24 unanswered points.

Holmberg completed 22 of 29 passes and tapped an array of playmakers as Duke rolled to 607 total yards on a whopping 81 snaps. Mataeo Durant, the ACC's leading rusher coming in, gained 124 yards on 21 carries, with one touchdown. Jake Bobo led nine pass-catchers with seven receptions for 105 yards.

A string of three touchdown rushes in a span of barely six minutes in the third quarter allowed Duke to grab a 42-27 lead. Holmberg carried for scores of 1 and 3 yards after a 4-yard TD rush by Jordan Waters enabled the fast-paced Blue Devils to go up 28-27.

An interception return by Shaka Heyward to the Kansas 8 set up one of Duke's second-half TDs.

Jason Bean found Kwamie Lassiter for a 61-yard score with 8:42 remaining to give Kansas some late life before settling for 323 yards and two touchdowns passing, with two interceptions.

Devin Neal rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in the first start for the Jayhawks' prized freshman. Kansas posted 530 yards.

Kansas, which came in averaging 15.3 points, used four explosive plays of 20-plus yards in the second quarter to snag a 24-21 halftime edge after the teams traded leads five times in that period.

Neal, making his first start, trickled into the end zone on fourth-and-one call to give the Jayhawks the lead with 1:04 remaining. Torry Locklin scored on a 20-yard reception and a 36-yard rush.

Two Duke turnovers allowed Kansas to start drives in the red zone. Durant and Holmberg had a lost fumble and interception, respectively, but also carried for first-half TDs, including a 57-yard burst by Durant.

Holmberg also hit Jalon Calhoun with a 26-yard score as Duke amassed 330 first-half yards.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Kansas   Duke
Devin Neal Player Mataeo Durant
17 Attempts 21
107 Yards 124
6.3 Avg Yards 5.9
1 Touchdowns 1
0 Long 0
Kansas   Duke
Trevor Wilson Player Jake Bobo
5 Receptions 7
122 Yards 105
24.4 Avg Yards 15.0
0 Touchdowns 0
0 Long 0
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Kansas 530 207 323 4 2 1 0.0 1
Duke 607 279 328 7 1 2 1.0 0