Oct. 28, 2000
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - LaMont Jordan's 77-yard touchdown run on the second play of the second half sparked sluggish Maryland to a 20-9 victory over winless Duke on Saturday.
Jordan, held to 12 yards on 11 carries in the first half, added a 28-yard touchdown with 3:11 left to play and finished with 158 yards on 21 carries. It was Jordan's 16th career 100-yard game for Maryland (4-4, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Duke (0-8, 0-5) was within 10-9 with 8:22 to play after a 20-yard touchdown pass on a flea-flicker from wide receiver Ben Erdeljac to quarterback D. Bryant. Tailback Chris Douglas took a handoff from Bryant, and pitched the ball to Erdeljac, who stepped back and heaved it across the field to a wide-open Bryant.
Duke's point-after attempt sailed wide left and Maryland's defense kept the Blue Devils pinned inside their territory the rest of the game.
Duke scored the first half's only points on a 42-yard field goal by Brent Garber with 12:30 left in the second quarter.
Maryland finished with 354 yards in total offense after managing just 23 yards rushing and 77 passing in the first half.
Bryant completed 21 of 34 passes for 233 yards, but had passes intercepted in the end zone and at the Maryland 2.
Brian Kopka kicked two second-half field goals, including a career-long 49-yarder midway through the third quarter.
Duke's 3-0 halftime margin was the Blue Devils' biggest lead of the year, surpassing the 2-0 lead they had for five minutes at Northwestern.