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Duke 31, Tennessee 26

September 11, 1988

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Anthony Dilweg passed for 278 yards and threw three touchdown passes to Clarkston Hines as Duke stunned Tennessee 31-26 Saturday night.

Dilweg completed his first 10 passes and finished with 19 in 30 attempts. Hines caught six passes for 112 yards, with touchdown receptions covering 26, 18 and 15 yards.

The third Dilweg-to-Hines touchdown came with 2:42 left in the third quarter and gave the Blue Devils a 31-7 lead.

Tailback Roger Boone added 93 yards rushing for Duke.

The Atlantic Coast Conference Blue Devils improved to 2-0, while the Volunteers of the Southeastern Conference, ranked 18th in the preseason poll, fell to 0-2.

Tennessee rallied for three fourth-quarter touchdowns on long drives capped by a short run by Reggie Cobb and two scoring passes from Jeff Francis to Thomas Woods. Cobb gained 182 yards in 28 carries.

Duke drove 74 yards in just three plays, all Dilweg completions to Hines, to take a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

After an interception by Rodney Dickerson, Duke drove 68 yards in 10 plays, Randy Jones scoring from 18 yards out, for a 14-0 lead.

Tennessee cut it to 14-7 on a 30-yard interception return by Preston Warren in the second quarter, but Dilweg hit Hines for a second touchdown with 7:08 left in the half, then drove his team 60 yards for an 18-yard field goal by Doug Peterson with 44 seconds left for a 24-7 halftime lead.

Duke stretched it to 31-7 with an 11-play, 80-yard drive capped by the third Dilweg-to-Hines touchdown pass.

Dilweg completed 16 of 23 passes for 214 yards in the first half alone.

Francis was 16 of 26 passing for 257 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

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