With the Blue Devils preparing for their next Coastal Division test at Pittsburgh Nov. 1, we break down how Duke's defense has performed this season and keys going forward. This week, The Blue Zone will break down all three phases of the game, so check back tomorrow for the update on the Blue Devil special teams unit.
Three key stats:
1.6: The Blue Devils have had a tough time generating a pass rush so far this season. Only generating 1.6 sacks per game, the defensive line is not getting to the quarterback like it should be. Injuries and inconsistency have plague the group that has had to rely on Duke's linebackers and secondary for support near the line of scrimmage. One issue is that most ACC offensive lines outweigh the Blue Devil front four, which only averages 268 pounds and is undersized for a college defensive line. Duke will likely have to generate more pressure on opposing quarterbacks in the latter half of the season to clinch another division title... Read more