Top Performers: Week 12
Duke's Connette totals five TDs; K-State's Cantele kicks winner
Duke 48, No. 24 Miami (Fla.) 30 Box Score
Brandon Connette rushed for a career-high four touchdowns and threw for a fifth, and Duke upset No. 24 Miami 48-30 on Saturday to take control of the league's messy Coastal Division. Connette, the Blue Devils' change-of-pace quarterback, had touchdown runs of 1, 2, 3 and 4 yards, and threw a 22-yard TD to Shaq Powell. He moved into first place on Duke’s all-time rushing touchdown list with 29, surpassing the total of 28 set by Tom Davis (1941-44). Connette was also the first Duke quarterback to amass 10 rushing and 10 passing touchdowns in a single season and was responsible for at least five touchdowns for the second time this season.
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Robert Nelson sealed Saturday's win with another big play in the fourth quarter. Nelson returned his second interception 23 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter and No. 21 Arizona State maintained control of the Pac-12 South. Nelson has an interception in four of the last five games and has five in that span overall including two this week against Oregon State. He collected ASU's third pick-six of the season.
Kansas State's Jack Cantele had never tried a game-winning field goal, not as a kid growing up in Wichita or as the star kicker at Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School. So when the sophomore drilled a 41-yarder with 3 seconds remaining Saturday, his fourth field goal of the game, he leaped into the air in a wild celebration. The kick gave the Wildcats a 33-31 victory against TCU and made them bowl eligible for the fourth consecutive season.