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Duke Football Game Notes: vs. Georgia Tech, Nov. 10, 1 PM
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 11/06/2007
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Duke Welcomes Georgia Tech For Senior Day
Duke will honor 22 players for Senior Day on Saturday, November 10 when they take on Georgia Tech at Wallace Wade Stadium at 1 p.m. The game can be heard live on the Duke radio network with Bob Harris (play-by-play), Wes Chesson (analyst) and Anthony Dilweg (sideline reporter) calling the game. The Blue Devils are coming off a 47-10 loss to Clemson last weekend while Georgia Tech fell, 27-3, at home to Virginia Tech on Thursday, November 1.

The Duke-Georgia Tech Series
The Yellow Jackets lead the all-time series with Duke, 43-30-1. Georgia Tech has won 11 of the past 12 meetings, with Duke’s only victory during that stretch coming in Durham four years ago. The series began in 1933 with a 6-0 Tech victory in Atlanta. After dropping the series opener, Duke won 10 of the next 12 meetings. Georgia Tech has won 15 of the last 17 meetings in the series. Duke and Georgia Tech have met every season since 1933.

Overall Georgia Tech, 43-30-1
In Durham Georgia Tech, 19-18
First Meeting Georgia Tech, 6-0 in 1933
Last Meeting Georgia Tech, 49-21 in 2006
Duke’s Highest Scoring 48 in 1987
Duke’s Lowest Scoring 0, 10 times
GT’s Highest Scoring 49 in 2006
GT’s Lowest Scoring 0, five times
Current Streak Georgia Tech, W3
Largest Duke Margin of Victory 34, 1987
Largest GT Margin of Victory 41, 1966
Duke’s Last Win in Durham 2003 (41-17)
GT’s Last Win in Durham 2005 (35-10)

Duke-Georgia Tech Ties
Duke head coach Ted Roof is a 1987 graduate of Georgia Tech where he earned All-ACC honors as a linebacker. Duke assistant head coach Glenn Spencer, a roommate and teammate of Roof’s at Tech, is also a 1987 graduate. Roof coached at his alma mater for four seasons (1998-2001) while Spencer served on the Tech staff from 2001-03. Georgia Tech offensive line coach Joe D’Alessandris spent five seasons as the offensive line coach at Duke from 1997-2001. Georgia Tech assistant head coach Buddy Geis served as Duke’s defensive coordinator in 1993 — coaching with Roof while current Blue Devil aide Brad Sherrod was a member of the squad. Geis was on the coaching staff of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers (1988-91) while former Blue Devil standout and current Duke Radio Network sideline reporter Anthony Dilweg played for the Packers (1989-90). Geis’ son, Adam, lettered as a wide receiver at Duke from 1994-97. Duke defensive line coach Scott Brown was a member of the staff at TCU when Georgia Tech assistant coach Curtis Modkins was in the midst of running for 2,763 career yards for the Horned Frogs. Duke assistant coach John Gutekunst and Tech aide Brian Jean-Mary served on the South Carolina staff together in 2001-02.

Notable Games In The Duke-Georgia Tech Series
• 1933 — A 4-5 Georgia Tech squad ends Duke’s hopes of an undefeated regular season as the Yellow Jackets upended the 9-0 Blue Devils, 6-0, in the season finale.

• 1938 — The ninth-ranked Blue Devils blank the Yellow Jackets, 6-0, as Duke goes through the regular season undefeated and unscored upon.

• 1944 — Standing at 1-4 on the season, Duke upsets fifth-ranked Georgia Tech at home, 19-13, for the first of five straight victories to close the season.

• 1946-50 — For five straight seasons, coaching legends Wallace Wade of Duke and Bobby Dodd of Georgia Tech square off against each other. The Yellow Jackets would win the first three in this “mini” series, with the Blue Devils winning the final two games.

• 1951 — Unranked Duke and fifth-ranked Georgia Tech battle to a 14-14 tie — the only deadlock in the series.

• 1952 — Duke head coach Bill Murray calls Tech “the greatest team in the country” following the fourth-ranked Yellow Jackets’ 28-7 win over the sixth-ranked Blue Devils. Georgia Tech would go on to a perfect 12-0 season and the national title.

• 1953 — Georgia Tech returns a punt 80 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth period as the 12th-ranked Yellow Jackets defeat 15th-ranked Duke, 13-10.

• 1955 — Ranked 12th in the nation, Georgia Tech shuts out 17th-ranked Duke, 27-0. The game marked the fourth time in nine seasons that the Yellow Jackets and Blue Devils met when both teams were ranked in the national poll.

• 1957 — Ranked seventh in the country and sporting a 5-0-1 overall record, Duke falls victim to upset as the unranked Yellow Jackets blank the Blue Devils, 13-0, in front of 40,000 fans in Atlanta.

• 1977 — Despite Georgia Tech’s pair of 100-yard rushers (Rodney Lee [171] & Eddie Lee Ivery [102]), Duke rallies from a 24-9 fourth quarter deficit to win 25-24 on Tom Hall’s seven-yard scoring strike to Mike Dunn with just 13 seconds remaining.

• 1987 — Georgia Tech and Duke combine for 1,060 total yards as the Blue Devils earn a 48-14 win. The game’s two quarterbacks were outstanding as Duke’s Steve Slayden set an ACC record with six touchdown passes and Georgia Tech’s Darrell Gast established a school single-game mark with 416 passing yards.

• 1989 — Duke’s Randy Cuthbert rushes 32 times for a then school-record 234 yards as the Blue Devils down Georgia Tech, 30-19, en route to a 5-0 home ledger and the ACC Championship. Of note, the two coaches in the contest — Steve Spurrier of Duke and Bobby Ross — would go on to capture national titles with Florida (1996) and Georgia Tech (1990), respectively.

• 1997 — Duke’s Corey Thomas records four TD receptions in the fourth quarter and finishes the game with 16 grabs for 279 yards but Georgia Tech prevails, 41-38.

• 1999 — Georgia Tech’s Joe Hamilton engineers two scoring drives in the final eight minutes to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 38-31 win ... Hamilton throws for 324 yards and two TDs while Duke’s Spencer Romine counters with 294 yards through the air and three rushing scores.

• 2003 — Duke interim head coach Ted Roof, a 1987 graduate of Georgia Tech, leads the Blue Devils to a 41-17 win over his alma mater ... Chris Douglas rushes for 218 yards and two touchdowns while Malcolm Ruff returns an interception 42 yards for a score to lead the Blue Devils. The win snapped Duke’s 30-game losing streak in ACC play.