After becoming bowl-eligible with a 20-13 Oct. 18 win against Virginia, the Blue Devils are looking to seize control in of the ACC Coastal Division with a win against Pittsburgh at noon Saturday at Heinz Field. Every week throughout the football season, we’ll break down a player on each team who could be the difference-maker in the upcoming contest.
Duke: cornerback Breon Borders
Most teams don't like to throw at Breon Borders. Although he gave up a few deep throws against Georgia Tech and allowed Virginia wide-receiver Miles Gooch to catch a deep pass right before halftime Oct. 18, his production has mostly been quiet this season because teams shy away from him. Last season, he tied a program record with four interceptions as a true freshman, including a pair in the ACC Championship game against Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. The Cavaliers attempted to go after Borders, but the Statesville, N.C., native punished quarterback Matt Johns, breaking up three passes, including one in the end zone... Read more