Duke finished with 349 yards, but converted just 5 of 19 third downs.
The Blue Devils matched their victory total from last year.
UNC’s injury report for Duke listed 19 players.
Next, Duke faces rival North Carolina next Saturday in their ACC opener.
Daniel Jones accounted for 413 total yards and four touchdowns.
The two games Tar Heels fans care about are scheduled for February 8 in Chapel Hill and March 3 in Durham.
Brittain Brown rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown in his college debut.
The operation was performed Sunday by Dr. Michael Bolognesi at the university’s hospital.
Utah-native Jackson played in 36 games, starting 16 for the Blue Devils.
The 62-year-old coach has guided Duke to 52 wins in nine seasons.