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Duke opens with Chase Brice as starting QB

After two seasons backing up Trevor Lawrence at Clemson, Chase Brice will get his turn to be a full-time starting quarterback with Duke.

Back in February, Brice decided to transfer from Clemson to Duke. Over the offseason, Brice competed with Gunnar Holmberg and Chris Katrenick for the starting gig. Given his pedigree — a former 4-star recruit in the 2017 class, plus a national champion with Clemson — Brice always seemed like the frontrunner for the position.

During the 2018 and 2019 seasons with Clemson, Brice threw for 1,023 yards (60.3 percent completion rate), nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Brice will always be famous, however, for his relief performance in Clemson’s 2018 nail-biting win over Syracuse.

That game marked the first start of Lawrence’s career at Clemson; however, the then-freshman quarterback was knocked out of the game with a neck sprain. Powered by Travis Etienne, with help from Brice, Clemson came back to win, 27-23.

Brice’s debut with the Blue Devils will be no walk in the park, though. Duke opens the 2020 season at the road at No. 10 Notre Dame.

 

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