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Game Day: vs. Troy, 3 PM, ESPN3
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Release: 09/28/2013
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Duke vs. Troy
September 28, 2013 (3:00 p.m.)
Wallace Wade Stadium (Durham, N.C.)
ESPN3 | Blue Devil IMG Sports Network

Duke vs. Troy Game Notes
• Duke celebrates Homecoming by hosting Troy on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. ... The game will be broadcast live by ESPN3 with Shawn Kenney (play-by-play) and John Bunting (analyst) calling the action
• The Blue Devils stand at 2-2 overall after falling to Pitt, 58-55, last week ... The Trojans are 1-3 after dropping a 62-7 decision on the road at Mississippi State this past Saturday
• Saturday’s game will mark the first on the gridiron between the two schools
• Duke is 39-49-1 all-time in Homecoming games ... The Blue Devils won last year’s Homecoming tilt over Memphis by a 38-14 score
• Now in its 101st season, Duke is 467-492-31 including a 139-257-8 ledger in ACC play
• The official game sponsors of this week’s matchup are Lowe’s and Ameritas ... Duke will also celebrate Employee Appreciation day against the Trojans
• In last week’s loss to Pitt, Duke QB Brandon Connette became the first player in school history to pass for 300+ yards and rush for 100+ yards in a game ... While throwing for 323 yards and rushing for 101, Connette posted the ninth-highest single-game mark for total offense while matching the school’s single-game record for TD responsibility by passing for four scores and rushing for two
• For the second time this season, WR Jamison Crowder earned ACC Player of the Week honors for special teams excellence following his performance against Pitt that included an 82-yard punt return for a TD
• Duke WR Jamison Crowder enjoyed last week’s game against Pitt by totaling 279 all-purpose yards — the fifth-highest single-game total in school history ... Crowder currently ranks 13th nationally in all-purpose yards per game (167.00)
• The AFCA will hold its sixth annual Coach to Cure MD effort with the games of September 28 ... More than 110 FBS schools will be wearing a Coach to Cure MD patch to raise awareness and funding for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research ... The Duke and Troy coaching staffs will be wearing Coach to Cure MD patches this week to raise awareness and funding for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research ... Fans are encouraged to donate online at or donate $5 by texting CURE to 90999
• 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
• 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

Blue Devils By the Numbers
2 — Punt returns for TDs this season by Jamison Crowder ... The total matches Duke’s single-season record set previously by Elmore Hackney (1937) & Jay Wilkinson (1961) ... Crowder joins Isaiah Burse of Fresno State & Kevonte Martin-Manley of Iowa as the only three players in the nation to return two punts for TDs in 2013
43.20 — Duke’s net punting average, which ranks first in the ACC and seventh nationally
113 — Combined points for Duke & Pitt last week to mark the second-highest scoring game in ACC history
12 — Number of times Duke has had a 300-yard passer, 100-yard receiver & 100-yard rusher in a single game ... The Blue Devils accomplished the feat last week with QB Brandon Connette (323 yards passing & 101 yards rushing) & WR Jamison Crowder (141 yards receiving)
6 — Career TD receptions covering 50+ yards for WR Jamison Crowder, who became Duke’s all-time leader by himself with last week’s 62-yard scoring effort from QB Brandon Connette against Pitt ... Crowder had shared the top spot with Eron Riley
21 — Career rushing TDs for QB Brandon Connette, who is one of just eight quarterbacks in ACC history to rush for 20+ TDs in a career
3,089 — Career snaps played by OT Perry Simmons, who has started all 41 games for the Blue Devils over the past three-plus seasons
323 & 101 — Passing yards & rushing yards for QB Brandon Connette last week against Pitt
 7 — Career-high PATs for K Ross Martin last week against Pitt ... Martin has made 65-of-66 (.985) PATs in his career