Dec 7, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils quarterback Anthony Boone (7) passes the ball as offensive tackle Takoby Cofield (73) blocks in the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Chick-Fil-A Bowl: Previewing Duke Quarterbacks


This past season the Duke Blue Devils went with a two quarterback system. For the most part when you have two quarterbacks you have none. However, that rule of thought doesn’t seem to apply here for the Blue Devils. Brandon Connette and Anthony Boone have split snaps this year and have done so effectively. While many teams can’t find one quarterback, Duke has found two that could be the starter.

Connette finished the season with 1,212 yards and a 13/6 TD/Int ratio while he completed 62.1% of his passes. He did take a majority of the snaps in two of their three losses but he is still fully capable of being the guy. Despite not playing in three games this year, Boone threw for 1,833 yards, 10/11 TD-Int ratio while completing 63.9% of his passes. Despite his high interception numbers he has been really effective. Nine of those interceptions came in the span of three games.

Having two quarterbacks could give Duke a slight edge in terms of gameplanning. While Duke only have to gameplan against Manziel, the Aggies must prepare for two guys. This could cause issues early on until Snyder can make adjustments. This could prove difficult with the loss of Darian Claiborne for this game.

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