Blue Devils bruised after loss to Georgia Tech

Edward G. Robinson IIINovember 16, 2009 

Inside the game

After Duke lost 49-10 to No. 7 Georgia Tech on Saturday, Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe said his team is pretty banged up, with starting quarterback Thaddeus Lewis playing on an injured leg and backup quarterback Sean Renfree twisting his knee against the Yellow Jackets.

Lewis, who missed last Tuesday's practice, is expected to practice and play this week, but the list of injuries is long for the Devils with key players like senior defensive tackle Vince Oghobaase listed as day-to-day with a leg injury. Also on Saturday, sophomore wide receiver Johnny Williams missed the second half after injuring a previously hurt knee, and junior receiver Austin Kelly was jostled on the team's final possession. Offensive guard Mitchell Lederman was questionable for the game, though he played and is still battling a foot injury.

Cutcliffe had no update on Renfree on Sunday. The status of all players will be evaluated daily, and Duke will release an injury report later in the week.

Game balls

RB Re'quan Boyette: The senior running back caught his second touchdown pass of the season and finished the game with a career-high six receptions for 65 yards.

Looking ahead

Duke faces a must-win game against Miami this weekend, needing to sweep the final two games of the regular season to become bowl eligible for the first time since 1994. The Devils face the Hurricanes on the road and then host Wake Forest on Nov. 28.

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