Cornerback Breon Borders waits for the game-ending interception to drop into his hands. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY
Duke played five true freshmen in Saturday's win over N.C. Central. Head coach David Cutcliffe has said repeatedly that any true freshmen that don't redshirt will be expected to play a major role on the team. With that in mind, a breakdown of what each of the five did on the field, in order of number of snaps played:
CB Breon Borders
The unofficial newcomer of the year in training camp (based on number of times teammates offered unsolicited praise), Borders played 32 snaps and recorded his first career interception on the final play of the drive, returning it 19 yards before the final horn (for comparison's sake, Jeremy Cash played 49 snaps). Borders also recorded a pass breakup on the final drive of the third quarter.