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Third and Goal: Blue Devils need to rebound from poor offensive, defensive performances to hang with Wake Forest

(10/28/21 7:28pm)

Preparing to hit the gridiron for the first time in two weeks after a 48-0 loss to Virginia, Duke football has a bit to iron out if it wants to remain competitive for the remainder of the season. The next opponent is undefeated No. 13 Wake Forest in front of the Demon Deacons crowd. Before Saturday's showdown, the Blue Zone has three keys for success for the Blue Devils:

Film room: Northwestern poses formidable challenge to Duke football

(09/16/21 12:40am)

In two games this season, the most obvious thing for Duke football is this: Mataeo Durant must be fed. The senior running back has been nothing short of dominant this season, with 296 yards (sixth in FBS) and six touchdowns (first in FBS) in just two games. Durant is a star on this team and has a chance to continue his excellence this coming weekend against Northwestern. 

Third and goal: Blue Devils' keys to repeat win against Charlotte lie in ground game, secondary play

(09/02/21 6:51pm)

In last year’s Halloween matchup with Charlotte, Duke running backs stomped all over Charlotte’s defensive line. Luckily for the Blue Devils, that unit comes into this season with some of the biggest question marks on the 49ers roster. Only one starter is returning, and they have added two transfers.