Duke gained the victory with three rushing touchdowns by senior running back Shaquille Powell and a 100-yard kickoff return touchdown by junior safety DeVon Edwards.
"We'd like to have gotten off to a better start," said Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson. "It didn't help that we self-destructed in the kicking game and gave them short fields, but defensively we didn't play well at the start. I thought, once the game wore on, we kind of settled down and played better."
The NC State Wolfpack are a distant runner-up for the award, after a dominant 63-13 win at South Alabama. The Team of the Week is for games played from September 24 through September 26.
Teams and Votes:
NC State 2
Florida State 1
North Carolina 1