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Photos: Duke football defeats Northwestern

The No. 21-ranked Blue Devils beat Northwestern 38-14 at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023.

With the win, the Blue Devils notched their second consecutive 3-0 start under head coach Mike Elko. Duke was led with two rushing touchdowns each from Riley Leonard and Jordan Waters.

The Blue Devils will face UConn next Saturday on the road.

Fans cheer as Duke quarterback Riley Leonard takes the field prior to the Blue Devils’ 38-14 win over Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Fans cheer as Duke quarterback Riley Leonard takes the field prior to the Blue Devils’ 38-14 win over Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke’s Jordan Waters runs the ball in for a touchdown during the first half of the Blue Devils’ 38-14 win over Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke’s Jordan Waters runs the ball in for a touchdown during the first half of the Blue Devils’ 38-14 win over Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke quarterback Riley Leonard runs the ball during the first half of the Blue Devils’ game against Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke quarterback Riley Leonard runs the ball during the first half of the Blue Devils’ game against Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke’s Jordan Waters carries the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of the Blue Devils’ game against Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke’s Jordan Waters carries the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of the Blue Devils’ game against Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke’s <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/players/404777" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Kendall Johnson;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Kendall Johnson</a> (42) celebrates after a play during the first half of the Blue Devils’ game against Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke’s Jeremiah Lewis gestures towards the sidelines during the first half of the Blue Devils’ 38-14 win over Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Lewis, who suffered a broken thumb during Duke’s season-opening win over Clemson, returned to the field on Saturday. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke’s Jeremiah Lewis gestures towards the sidelines during the first half of the Blue Devils’ 38-14 win over Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Lewis, who suffered a broken thumb during Duke’s season-opening win over Clemson, returned to the field on Saturday. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke quarterback Riley Leonard is brought down by Northwestern’s Devin Turner during the first half of the Blue Devils’ game against Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke quarterback Riley Leonard is brought down by Northwestern’s Devin Turner during the first half of the Blue Devils’ game against Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke’s Peyton Jones runs the ball during the second half of the Blue Devils’ 38-14 win over Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke’s Peyton Jones runs the ball during the second half of the Blue Devils’ 38-14 win over Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke head coach Mike Elko watches from the sidelines during the first half of the Blue Devils’ 38-14 win over Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke head coach Mike Elko watches from the sidelines during the first half of the Blue Devils’ 38-14 win over Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke’s Jordan Waters runs the ball under pressure from Northwestern’s Theran Johnson during the second half of the Blue Devils’ 38-14 win on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke’s Jordan Waters runs the ball under pressure from Northwestern’s Theran Johnson during the second half of the Blue Devils’ 38-14 win on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke’s Jaylen Stinson and Tre Freeman bring down Northwestern’s <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/players/316553" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:A.J. Henning;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">A.J. Henning</a> during the second half of the Blue Devils’ 38-13 win on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke’s <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/players/322599" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Jordan Moore;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Jordan Moore</a> runs the ball during the second half of the Blue Devils’ 38-14 win over Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke’s Peyton Jones is brought down by Northwestern’s R.J. Pearson and Devin Turner during the second half of the Blue Devils’ 38-14 win on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke’s Peyton Jones is brought down by Northwestern’s R.J. Pearson and Devin Turner during the second half of the Blue Devils’ 38-14 win on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke’s <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/10092" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Jaquez;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Jaquez</a> Moore runs the ball under pressure from Northwestern’s Robert Fitzgerald during the second half of the Blue Devils’ 38-14 win on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke’s Peyton Jones celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of the Blue Devils’ 38-14 win over Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com
Duke’s Peyton Jones celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of the Blue Devils’ 38-14 win over Northwestern on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Kaitlin McKeown/kmckeown@newsobserver.com