Duke

DateOpponentScoreLineTotalYards (O)Yards (D)Turnovers (O)Turnovers (D)PenaltiesTOS
8-31-2018vs ArmyW 34-14W -14O 46.538136512 4-3023:54
9-8-2018@ NorthwesternW 21-7W 2.5U 47.5301 3810 24-42 28:31
9-15-2018@ BaylorW 40-27W 2O 50.5399 4000 20-0 26:43
9-22-2018vs North Carolina CentralW 55-13L -44.5O 55.5628187 10 8-7532:11
9-29-2018vs Virginia TechL 14-31L -6.5U 51327413 10 3-1529:08
10-13-2018@ Georgia TechW 28-14W 1.5U 55.5304 3543 33-15 23:40
10-20-2018vs VirginiaL 14-28L -6.5U 44.5320376206-6723:22
10-27-2018@ PittsburghL 45-54L -3O 46619634104-36 26:02
11-3-2018@ MiamiW 20-12W 9.5U 51290 411123-2527:54
11-10-2018vs North CarolinaW 42-35L -7.5O 58.5629536306-4031:14
11-17-2018@ ClemsonL 6-35W 29.5U 60262459006-5232:20
11-24-2018vs Wake Forest
BOWL
SEASON STATSOffense Points (Rank)Defense Points (Rank)Yards Offense (Rank)Yards Defense (Rank)
31.3 (48)23.5 (49)419.8 (57)405.7 (69)

Duke News:

Duke ESPN — http://www.espn.com/college-football/team/_/id/150/duke-blue-devils

Duke Homepage —  http://www.goduke.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPID=1843&SPSID=22672

Duke Scout Forum — http://www.scout.com/college/duke/forums/1093-tdd-football

Duke Rivals Forum — https://duke.forums.rivals.com/forums/duke-football-open-forum-free.14/

Duke Chronicle News — http://www.dukechronicle.com/section/football

SB Nation Duke — http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/teams/duke-blue-devils

Ball Durham Duke — https://balldurham.com/duke-football/

Bleacher Report Duke — http://bleacherreport.com/duke-football

College Football News – Duke — https://collegefootballnews.com/category/cfn/acc/duke

Injuries:

Date Pos Player Injury Status
11/11/18 WR Aaron Young
Hamstring
questionable
11/11/18 DT Ben Frye
Knee
out for season
11/11/18 S Dylan Singleton
Ankle
out for season
11/11/18 DT Edgar Cerenord
Achilles
out for season
11/11/18 LB Joe Giles-Harris
Knee
questionable
11/11/18 S Marquis Waters
Undisclosed
questionable
11/11/18 S Michael Carter II
Undisclosed
questionable
10/21/18 T Jaylen Miller Leg out for season
10/07/18 RB Marvin Hubbard III
ACL
out for season
09/09/18
CB Mark Gilbert Hip out for season

 

Pat’s Thoughts:

Duke +3 @ Northwestern 

I’m high on Duke this year. I love Cutcliffe as a coach.  I think he gets more out of less than just about any coach in D1.  This year’s squad is very good on D, and returns a lot of experience on offense. Duke also blew out NW last year, and NW lost their best player in RB Justin Jackson.  Also, they just pasted Army, who is a decent team (10 wins last year).

I also like NW, but I am worried after seeing them play Purdue.  I think Purdue is very overrated, and NW benefited from Purdue turnovers and penalties to put win.  NW’s QB is coming off a knee injury, and didn’t quite look right in the Purdue game.  I like Duke to win this one straight up.

 

Duke +3 @ GT

What a great spot for Duke.  Duke is 8-1 in their last 9 facing the option, and have already shut down Army (who is better than GT).  Duke is coming off a much needed bye to get healthy.  Their QB Daniel Jones’s first game back post-injury was vs VT, and it showed.  The bye helped him more than anything. Before he got hurt, Duke was rolling beating NW and Army handily.  Those are two solid programs.

GT is coming off back to back blowout wins.  However, those blowout wins were vs inferior competition (BG and Louisville) who aren’t used to facing the option.  They lost to USF and Pitt, and I think that is more reflective of this team.  Duke rolls in this one and the wrong team is favored…