Duke Game Summaries Duke - 27 ECU - 21 Blue Devils Stage Thrilling Comeback in Final Quarter. Duke rallied from fifteen points down entering the fourth quarter to pull off the home upset of visiting ECU. A defensive unit which had been shredded for most of the day stepped up big time when it counted, picking off a couple of passes, taking one to the house, and completely blanking the Pirates throughout. Already in week one, this team has showed the kind of determination and resiliency needed to perform in the clutch. They overcame plenty of adversity in this first game. Trailing 7-3 in the second quarter, the Devils were stopped on fourth and goal at the one -- and then proceeded to let ECU march all the way to the end zone after taking over at that spot. Down 14-3 at that point, and with momentum favoring the other team, Thaddeus Lewis was lost for the game with an injury. Even the comeback attempt stalled at first, as Pinkney's first interception of the day was answered by an interception thrown in the end zone. Scoring a TD on their next position put the score at 21-12, where it would stay after a failed two point attempt. But, the defense continued to make plays, and that seemed to spread throughout the team until they managed two big scoring drives to snatch the game away in the final minutes. Key Stat: 2 interceptions for ECU, one of them being a pick-six. These would ultimately end up costing them the game. Player of the game: FS Carton Gainey. With his team trailing 21-12 midway through the fourth quarter, he picked off a pass from Patrick Pinkney and took it back the other way for a huge touchdown. Up Next: @ Washington. Duke will head out to the Northwest and play against the Washington Huskies in an early battle of 1-0 teams trying to improve.