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Boone, Sirk lead Duke past No. 22 Ga. Tech 31-25, snapping 10-year losing streak in series

  • Duke quarterback Anthony Boone (7) dives short of the goal line as Georgia Tech linebacker Quayshawn Nealy (54) defends during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Atlanta.  Duke won 31-25. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Duke quarterback Anthony Boone (7) dives short of the goal line as Georgia Tech linebacker Quayshawn Nealy (54) defends during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. Duke won 31-25. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  (The Associated Press)

  • Duke quarterback Anthony Boone (7) celebrates with fans after defeating Georgia Tech 31-25 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Atlanta.  Duke won 31-25. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Duke quarterback Anthony Boone (7) celebrates with fans after defeating Georgia Tech 31-25 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. Duke won 31-25. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas (5) is pressured by Duke defensive tackle Carlos Wray (98) in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Atlanta.  Duke won 31-25. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas (5) is pressured by Duke defensive tackle Carlos Wray (98) in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. Duke won 31-25. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  (The Associated Press)

Anthony Boone threw for 123 yards and a touchdown, Josh Sneed rushed for 102 yards and score, and Duke snapped a 10-year losing streak against Georgia Tech by beating the No. 22 Yellow Jackets 31-25 Saturday.

Backup quarterback Thomas Sirk had a couple of short TD runs for the Blue Devils (5-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won in Atlanta for the first time since 1994 and showed they aren't going to give up their Coastal Division title without a fight.

With a week off to prepare for the triple-option offense, Duke took advantage of three huge second-half turnovers by the Yellow Jackets (5-1, 2-1).

Justin Thomas threw a pair of interceptions — one deep in Duke territory — and Zach Laskey fumbled.

With Duke up 14-12, the second-half kickoff was delayed 1 hour, 17 minutes by thunderstorms.

When play finally resumed, Duke was clearly the better-prepared team.