While this season has surely been a disappointment for the Blue Devils, there's still an opportunity to secure a historic first.
The Blue Devils struggled on both sides of the ball during their shutout loss to the ninth-ranked Hurricanes.
There was exactly one thing that went right for the Blue Devils in 60 minutes of play against Miami Saturday night. It occurred at the 14:46 mark of the first quarter.
Reminiscent of Duke’s previous late-season home blowouts to Wake Forest and Syracuse, the Blue Devils seemed out of it emotionally as the game progressed, and Miami simply laid down crushing blow after crushing blow.
For a team that has largely relied on its rushing attack to stay in ballgames, Duke must step up in that department over the final two quarters for the Blue Devils to have a fighting chance in the contest.
Garner has really emerged as the primary deep-ball target for quarterback Chase Brice, despite them struggled to connect last weekend.
The Blue Devils have won two straight against the Hurricanes, but this time they enter as heavy underdogs as Miami looks to keep its ACC Championship Game hopes alive.
Duke will host No. 9 Miami Saturday night and then travel to Florida State Dec. 12.
It’s nights like Saturday—ridiculous affairs between bottom-dwelling teams that seem to cross into the Twilight Zone—that remind us of why college football is so compelling.
The Blue Devils finally returned to action after a bye week and the cancelled game with Wake Forest gave them two weeks off.
In Duke's final road game of the season, it heads to the locker room trailing Georgia Tech.
Despite neither squad having a successful season, numerous storylines remain as the 2020 campaign begins to come to a close.
Duke's linebacking corps, led by Heyward, will have to contain dynamic Georgia Tech quarterback Jeff Sims.
It appears that Duke's bye week will be extended for a little longer.
After sitting out two games with a groin injury, Crowder returned to the field in a divisional matchup with New England.