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No. 16 Virginia Tech dominates, but Duke makes the important plays in 13-10 victory

  • Duke's Jela Duncan (25) gains yardage against Virginia Tech's Antone Exum (1) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)

    Duke's Jela Duncan (25) gains yardage against Virginia Tech's Antone Exum (1) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)  (The Associated Press)

  • Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas (3) gains yardage against Duke's David Helton (47) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)

    Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas (3) gains yardage against Duke's David Helton (47) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)  (The Associated Press)

  • Duke defender Ross Cockrell (6) intercepts the ball in the end zone against Virginia Tech's Trey Edmonds (14) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)

    Duke defender Ross Cockrell (6) intercepts the ball in the end zone against Virginia Tech's Trey Edmonds (14) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)  (The Associated Press)

Anthony Boone ran for a touchdown, Ross Martin kicked two long field goals and Duke ended a long history of losing to ranked teams with a 13-10 victory against No. 16 Virginia Tech on Saturday.

The Blue Devils (6-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat a ranked team for the first time since they stopped No. 13 Virginia in 1994, and beat one on the road for the first time since Stanford in 1971. And they did it without a third-down conversion all game, and a 2-to-1 time of possession deficit.

Virginia Tech (6-2, 3-1) had its six-game winning streak end as Logan Thomas threw four interceptions, the last on a deflected pass in the closing minutes that allowed Duke to finally run out the clock. The Hokies held the ball for 39:27 and outgained Duke 387-198, but still lost.