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Release: 09/07/2013
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Duke at Memphis
September 7, 2013 (4:30 p.m. EST)
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (Memphis, Tenn.)
ESPN3 | Blue Devil IMG Sports Network

Duke vs. Memphis Game Notes
• Duke takes to the road for the first time in 2013, travelling to face Memphis on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. (EST) ... The game will be broadcast live by ESPN3 with Joel Meyers (play-by-play) and Al Groh (analyst) calling the action
• The Blue Devils stand at 1-0 on the year following their 45-0 victory over N.C. Central in the Bull City Gridiron Classic last week ... This week’s game will mark the season-opener for the Tigers
• Saturday’s game will mark the second on the gridiron between the two schools ... Duke won last year’s meeting in Durham, 38-14, as QB Sean Renfree threw for 314 yards and four TDs while the Blue Devil defensive limited Memphis to just 152 total yards ... After trailing 14-7 midway through the second period, Duke scored the game’s final 31 points
• Under head coach David Cutcliffe, the Blue Devils are 4-2 in non-conference road games with victories over Vanderbilt (2008), Army (2009), Navy (2010) & FIU (2011) and losses to [22] Kansas (2009) & [25] Stanford (2012)
• Now in its 101st season of football, Duke owns an all-time record of 466-490-31
• Cutcliffe is in his sixth season at the helm of the Blue Devil gridiron program ... Named the 2012 ACC Coach of the Year, Cutcliffe is 22-40 at Duke and 66-69 overall as a head coach
• Cutcliffe has faced Memphis 15 times in his coaching career as an assistant at Tennessee and head coach at Ole Miss & Duke ... He helped the Volunteers to a 9-1 ledger versus the Tigers and is 3-2 against Memphis as a head coach (2-2 at Ole Miss; 1-0 at Duke)
• Two starters — LB Kelby Brown & TE Braxton Deaver — returned to the Duke lineup last week after missing all of 2012 due to injury ... Brown posted a team-high seven tackles while Deaver caught three passes for 16 yards including a three-yard TD reception from QB Brandon Connette in the opening quarter
• WR Jamison Crowder earned National Punt Returner of the Week honors from the College Football Performance Awards organization after his five-return, 113-yard outing against N.C. Central ... Crowder’s performance included a 76-yard return for a TD against the Eagles
• Over his last 15 games dating back to the 2011 season finale, Crowder has caught 86 passes for 1,209 yards — good for per game averages of 5.73 receptions & 80.60 yards
• Duke’s four team captains for the 2013 season — as voted on by their teammates — are QB Anthony Boone, CB Ross Cockrell, DE Justin Foxx & OG Dave Harding
• A season ago, Duke enjoyed the friendly confines of Wallace Wade Stadium, where the Blue Devils matched the school single-season record for home victories with five ... The school standard of five home wins in a single campaign is shared by the teams of 1930, 1932, 1933, 1943, 1974, 1989, 1994 & 2012

Blue Devils By The Numbers
.800 — Pass completion percentage (16-of-20) in the season-opener for QB Anthony Boone, matching the seventh-highest single-game mark in Duke history
5 — True freshmen to play in the season-opener versus N.C. Central: WR Johnell Barnes, CB Breon Borders, CB Bryon Fields, S Deondre Singleton & WR Ryan Smith
18 — Career rushing TDs for QB Brandon Connette, who ranks third on Duke’s career list for QBs behind Mike Dunn (22) and Elmore Hackney (20)
96 — Career pass receptions for WR Jamison Crowder ... With four more catches, the Monroe, N.C., native will become the 17th player in Duke history to reach the 100-reception plateau
420 — Consecutive Duke football games called by Bob Harris, the school’s Hall of Fame play-by-play broadcaster ... The active streak started with Duke’s season-opening, 21-18 win over Tennessee in 1976
10.0 — Career quarterback sacks for DE Kenny Anunike, Duke’s active leader
69 — Duke players who saw game action in the season-opener against N.C. Central
11 — Number of Duke seniors on scholarship — two fewer than last year
2,559 — Career all-purpose yards for WR Jamison Crowder, who logged 175 last week against N.C. Central
5 — Blue Devils hailing from the state of Tennessee: LB David Helton, S Nick Hill, DE Dezmond Johnson, OG Lucas Patrick & OG Cody Robinson