Duke Hosts Clemson On Family Weekend
Duke returns to Durham for Parents’ and Family Weekend Saturday, November 3 at 12 noon when the Blue Devils welcome 25th-ranked Clemson to Wallace Wade Stadium. 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 25-6 road loss at Florida State last weekend while Clemson claimed a 30-17 victory over Maryland.
The Duke-Clemson Series
In a series that dates back to 1934, Clemson leads the all-time ledger with Duke by a 33-16-1 count. In Durham, Clemson has won 13-of-25 meetings. Duke opened the series with four straight wins, but the Tigers have had recent success against the Blue Devils with a 21-4 record since 1981. Duke’s last win against the Tigers came three seasons ago in Durham when the Blue Devils claimed a 16-13 decision on November 13, 2004.
Series Record Clemson leads, 32-16-1
Record in Clemson Clemson leads, 17-4-1
Last Duke Win in Clemson 1980, 34-17
Last Clemson Win in Clemson 2003, 40-7
Record in Durham Clemson leads, 13-12
Last Duke Win in Durham 2004, 16-13
Last Clemson Win in Durham 2002, 34-31
Current Winning Streak Duke, 1
Last 10 Games Clemson, 8-2
Longest Duke Winning Streak 4, 1934-1957
Largest Duke Margin of Victory 25, 1936, 25-0
Longest Clemson Winning Streak 8, 1981-1988
Largest Clemson Margin of Victory 51, 1999, 58-7
Duke head coach Ted Roof and Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden spent two seasons (1987-88) together on the coaching staff at Alabama under Bill Curry. Roof and Bowden helped the Crimson Tide to a 16-8 record and berths in the Hall of Fame and Sun Bowls.
Bowden worked four years on the staff at Duke from 1983-86 as offensive coordinator and QBs coach.
Duke assistant coach Danny Pearman is a 1987 graduate of Clemson where he earned three varsity letters and played on two ACC championship teams.
While at Duke, Bowden served as the position coach of current Duke Radio Network sideline reporter Anthony Dilweg for two seasons before departing for an assistant coaching slot at Alabama.
Dilweg went on to post one of his Duke all-time record 10 career 300-yard passing games against Clemson with a 305-yard day in a 17-10 Tiger win in 1987.
Duke Radio Network color analyst Wes Chesson enjoyed the Blue Devils’ 21-10 win over Clemson in 1970 with a 13-reception, 149-yard effort. The 13 catches match the fourth highest single-game total in Duke history.
Duke and Clemson played the first overtime game between two ACC member schools a 29-20 Tiger win on November 8, 1997 in Death Valley.
Duke and Clemson met in Tokyo, Japan on November 30, 1991. The Tigers won the contest, 33-21.
Notable Games In The Duke-Clemson Series
1971 Clemson’s Eddie Siegler kicked a 39-yard field goal for the game’s only points.
1976 Duke’s Vince Fusco booted a school-record six field goals in an 18-18 tie. Fusco’s six field goals cover 27, 22, 22, 25, 37 and a school-record 57 yards
1985 Clemson’s Kenny Flowers posted his third 100-yard rushing effort in three years against Duke, picking up 121 yards in the Tigers’ 21-9 win.
1989 Facing a 1-3 record and given a one in a million chance of winning by head coach Steve Spurrier, Duke defeated seventh-ranked Clemson, 21-17, for the first of seven consecutive wins en route to the ACC title. Billy Ray’s seven-yard touchdown pass to Chris Brown with 3:18 remaining in the game proves to be the difference. Duke would go on to defeat Army, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, N.C. State and North Carolina to close the regular season.
1995 Clemson’s Raymond Priester ran for a school single-game record 263 yards and Brian Dawkins intercepted three passes as the Tigers gain a 34-17 victory.
1997 Clemson defeated Duke, 29-20, in the first overtime game in ACC history. In the extra period, the Tigers kicked a 36-yard field goal before Rahim Abdullah took an interception back for a touchdown.
1998 Duke’s B.J. Hill ran for 86 yards and one touchdown while Kenan Holley picked off two passes as the Blue Devils built a 21-3 halftime lead and held on for a 28-23 win.
2002 Clemson rallied from a 24-10 fourth quarter deficit to post a 34-31 victory on Aaron Hunt’s field goal with just eight seconds remaining.
2004 Trailing by seven points with less than two minutes remaining, Duke scored the game’s final 10 points to secure a 16-13 victory. After Ronnie Drummer’s touchdown catch knotted the game at 13-13 with 1:21 left, Deonto McCormick intercepted a Clemson pass to set up Matt Brooks’ game-winning, 53-yard field goal on the final snap of the contest.