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Duke QB Renfree a game-time decision vs Virginia

Posted October 4, 2012

— Duke says quarterback Sean Renfree will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against Virginia.

Coach David Cutcliffe said after practice Thursday that Renfree has been limited this week but is improving each day.

He says backup Anthony Boone has taken most of the snaps during practice.

Renfree is a three-year starter who ranks sixth in the Atlantic Coast Conference with an average of 256 yards passing. He was hurt last week at Wake Forest when he was hit on his right (throwing) elbow in the third quarter.

Boone took over and led Duke (4-1, 1-0) to two fourth-quarter touchdowns, scoring the go-ahead TD on a keeper with 11:35 left in the 34-27 victory.

The complete Duke injury report has 12 players listed as either out for the game against Virginia or out for the season. Nine of those 12 are defensive players, including five in the secondary.

The Blue Devils had already lost Corbin McCarthy and Taylor Sowell for the season. In addition, this week they will be without the services of safeties Chris Tavarez and Brandon Braxton and corner back Jared Boyd.

Also listed as out for this week are linebacker Kelby Brown, nose guard Jamal Bruce and defensive end Justin Foxx. Tight end Braxton Deaver will also miss Saturday's game.

In addition to Renfree, corner back Lee Butler and defensive tackle Jamal Wallace are listed as questionable.

NC State injuries mounting too

While NC State's injury report for their game against Florida State does not list many specifics or any game-time decisions, a window into who is not playing is available.

The biggest hit is the offensive line. Zach Allen has been lost for the season with a foot injury that will require surgery. Rob Crisp and Andrew Wallace will also be unavailable for the game against the Seminoles with back and foot injuries, respectively.

Senior running back James Washington will miss another game for the Wolfpack with an ankle injury.

Defensively, NC State has also lost Jacob Kahut and Michael Peek for the year.

UNC keeping injuries a mystery

North Carolina is staying with their trend of keeping injury reports to a bare minimum. In their release Thursday night, there were six names listed as "Out" with no detail of their injury, the length of their time missed and no mention of questionable players.

The six players listed were running backs Connor Gonet and Travis Riley, offensive lineman T.J. Leifheit, wide receiver T.J. Thorpe, linebacker Darius Lipford and place kicker Miller Snyder.

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  • BenFranklin Oct 4, 8:23 p.m.

    Renfree or Boone, I don't think it makes a difference. As long as Jela Duncan is healthy and the... View More

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    The Duke kicking game is in great shape for the next four seasons. Running back is in excellent shape as well with Duncan and Powell.

  • randdjacobs Oct 4, 3:41 p.m.

    Duke will be in the AP top 25 before seasons end. Bank on it!

  • wilkhow Oct 4, 3:07 p.m.

    Saturday is a big game if Duke wants a chance to play in a bowl. I just hope alot of people show up and pack the old stadium Wallace Wade.Duke really needs Renfree to throw to Vernon it makes a big difference. Great to be talking about Duke football and not 10/13 when basketball starts. GO DEVILS

  • 903 mens national championships Oct 4, 2:45 p.m.

    Renfree or Boone, I don't think it makes a difference. As long as Jela Duncan is healthy and the QB keeps finding Snead open on the bubble screen passes, mixed in with a few 5-7 yard passes to Vernon, Duke will keep the offense rolling. It can't be understated how much different it is to now have a field goal kicker that you don't have to worry about making 30 yarders anymore.

  • Hokies94 Oct 4, 2:41 p.m.

    Unfortunate for Renfree. Boone looked pretty darn sharp last week.

  • DurhamDevil Oct 4, 1:50 p.m.

    Duke is probably the only school in the country that has their best QB as the backup.

    Hope... View More

    — Posted by DUKE4EVER

    Anthony Boone is a quality quarterback and will get his snaps at QB. However, Sean Renfree needs to be the starter if he is healthy. The Renfree-Vernon connection is vital to Duke's success on offense, as it helps to open up the running game. Without the strong passing game, the Devils will find it difficult to run the ball.

    I'll be there on Saturday. GO DEVILS!!!

  • DUKE4EVER Oct 4, 1:20 p.m.

    Duke is probably the only school in the country that has their best QB as the backup.

    Hope Renfree recovers, but I do not have a problem with Boone in the lineup.

    GO DUKE!!

  • ncpackman Oct 4, 12:53 p.m.

    good luck to dook

  • kmor2012 Oct 4, 12:38 p.m.

    i hope he is ok.....this is a must win for us.

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