Duke QB Riley Leonard, discovered an important lesson on Tuesday: even if you lead your football team to its largest victory in decades, you still need to do your homework.
According to USA Today, students and supporters from Duke stormed the field at Wallace-Wade Stadium to celebrate the important victory after Duke QB Riley Leonard and the Blue Devils defeated No. 9 Clemson on Monday night, giving them their first victory over a top-10 opponent since 1989. With a 17-for-33 completion percentage for 175 yards and 98 rushing yards on eight carries, including the game-winning score in the third quarter, Duke QB Riley Leonard was a key contributor to the victory.
Duke QB Riley Leonard asked his professor if he could turn in his homework late, but it seems Duke QB Riley Leonard neglected to do it before the victory. Duke QB Riley Leonard erred if he believed he would be able to get away with it.
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Riley Leonard, the quarterback for the Duke Blue Devils, had one request for his professor after Duke’s shocking 28-7 victory over Clemson on Labor Day: an extension on his homework project.
According to the Comeback, Tuesday, Professor Taylor replied, “Hey Riley, fantastic game last night. Congratulations to you and all of your teammates! It was very exciting. Wesley Williams and the other lineman in the group, however, claimed to have planned ahead and completed the task, so why didn’t the quarterback? Never, man. No extension.
It’s all in fun, of course. In the significant season-opening victory on Monday, Duke QB Riley Leonard ended the game 17 of 33 for 175 passing yards and an additional 98 rushing yards. Additionally, Duke QB Riley Leonard contributed to one of Duke’s three rushing scores as the Blue Devils averaged a strong 6.6 yards per carry.
Duke returned to the AP Poll following a one-year absence with the victory, moving up to No. 21 after becoming the first unranked team since at least 2000 to defeat a top-10 opponent by double digits in their season opener.