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Beats' picks: Can Duke football get back to winning ways against struggling Wake Forest at home?

(11/02/23 3:13pm)

Duke returns home for the first time since mid-October with the opportunity to clinch a bowl game against Wake Forest and end its two-game slide. The Chronicle's beat writers are here to offer their predictions for a cold night on the gridiron at Wallace Wade Stadium:

Scouting the opponent: No. 20 Duke football must be on alert for Thrash's hands, Jordan's legs against Louisville

(10/26/23 12:26am)

In its biggest test of the year to date, Duke faltered, falling on the road to Florida State 38-20 after holding a 20-17 lead entering the final quarter. This loss dropped the Blue Devils to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in league play. However, head coach Mike Elko’s squad has no time to sour on its loss, as Duke will hit the road for the second-straight week to take on an ACC opponent, this time Louisville. The Blue Devils need a bounceback win desperately, and a victory against the upstart Cardinals would be a major boon to their chances to reach the ACC title game in December.

Beats' picks: Can No. 16 Duke football tackle No. 4 Florida State in heavyweight ACC clash?

(10/21/23 2:56pm)

No. 16 Duke suits up in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday evening to take on No. 4 Florida State in its biggest ACC clash of the season, with both teams looking to stay undefeated in the conference. The Chronicle's beat writers are here to offer their predictions before the 7:30 p.m. kickoff:

Scouting the opponent: Duke football's defense must be ready for Florida State's lethal Travis-Coleman duo

(10/19/23 12:37am)

In its first game after the bye week, Duke once again proved its mettle, decimating N.C. State 24-3 in a defensive clinic to move to 5-1 overall on the year and 2-0 in ACC play. The Blue Devils were once again recognized by the media as one of the top teams in the country, coming in at No. 16 in this week’s AP poll. But Saturday, head coach Mike Elko’s squad will face likely its best opponent of the season, as Duke will travel to Tallahassee, Fla., to take on presumed ACC favorite No. 4 Florida State. 

'My confidence is high': No. 17 Duke football's win against N.C. State shows that the Blue Devils are set for the future

(10/15/23 6:57am)

Coming into this season, all the talk surrounding Duke was its immense returning talent. But as we all know, things can change very fast, and you can lose players unexpectedly at any moment. The Blue Devils have experienced this firsthand, as injuries to quarterback Riley Leonard and tight end Nicky Dalmolin the past few weeks, among others, could have had season-derailing potential.

Midseason check-in: Breaking down No. 19 Duke football's season on the bye week

(10/07/23 5:20pm)

After a grueling loss to Notre Dame, the Blue Devils have time to rest during their bye this weekend. With almost the entirety of Duke's conference slate staring it down, The Chronicle's beat writers answer the most pressing questions about the season so far and the path forward.