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Blakeney scores twice, Crowder returns punt for TD and No. 22 Duke beats Syracuse 27-10

  • Syracuse’s Sean Hickey is helped by trainers after getting injured on a play in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Duke in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Syracuse’s head coach Scott Shafer, right, looks on. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)

    Syracuse’s Sean Hickey is helped by trainers after getting injured on a play in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Duke in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Syracuse’s head coach Scott Shafer, right, looks on. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Syracuse’s Jarrod West, right, makes a move against Duke’s Byron Fields, left, in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)

    Syracuse’s Jarrod West, right, makes a move against Duke’s Byron Fields, left, in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Syracuse’s Tyson Prince-Gully, center, is taken down by Duke’s Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo, left, and DeVon Edwards, right, in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)

    Syracuse’s Tyson Prince-Gully, center, is taken down by Duke’s Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo, left, and DeVon Edwards, right, in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)  (The Associated Press)

Anthony Boone threw two touchdowns to Issac Blakeney, Jamison Crowder returned a punt 52 yards for another score, and No. 22 Duke survived another scare, beating Syracuse 27-10 on Saturday with a late rally.

Boone is now 18-1 as the starter for Duke (8-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), which won its fourth straight and stayed on target to reach the ACC championship game.

Syracuse (3-7, 1-5 ACC) lost for the seventh time in eight games and lost a chance to play in the postseason for the fourth time in five years. The Orange finished the season 1-5 at home, its worst record in the Carrier Dome since posting a 1-6 mark under Greg Robinson in 2007.