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Game Day: at Georgia Tech, 3:30 PM, ESPNU
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Release: 11/17/2012
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Duke at Georgia Tech
November 17, 2012 (3:30 p.m.)
Bobby Dodd Stadium (Atlanta, Ga.)
ESPNU | Blue Devil IMG Sports Network

Duke at Georgia Tech Notes
• Duke plays game 11 of its 100th season of football by travelling to Atlanta, Ga., to face Georgia Tech on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ... The game will be broadcast live by ESPNU with Anish Shroff (play-by-play) & Dan Hawkins (analyst) calling the action

• The Blue Devils stand at 6-4 overall and 3-3 in ACC play after falling, 56-20, to Clemson on November 3, while the Yellow Jackets are 5-5 overall and 4-3 in league play after winning at North Carolina, 68-50, this past Saturday

• Saturday’s game will mark the 80th on the gridiron between the two schools, with Georgia Tech holding a 48-30-1 all-time series advantage

• Duke’s last win over Georgia Tech came on November 8, 2003 when Chris Douglas rushed for 218 yards in a 41-17 win at Wallace Wade Stadium ... Duke’s last victory over the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta came by a 27-12 score on September 24, 1994

• The Blue Devils can claim the ACC’s Coastal Division championship with wins over Georgia Tech & Miami in the final two weeks of the season ... Duke’s last league title came in 1989

• Duke WR Conner Vernon is the only player in ACC history to record four seasons with 50+ receptions & 700+ receiving yards ... In 45 career games, Vernon has 257 receptions for 3,483 yards and 18 TDs

• With one reception against Georgia Tech, Duke WR Conner Vernon will break the ACC record for most consecutive games with at least one catch at 46 ... The current standard of 45 was set by former North Carolina standout Corey Holliday (1990-93)

• Duke QB Sean Renfree & Alabama C Barrett Jones are the only two players nationally to be named to the AFCA Good Works Team, receive the National Football Foundation’s Scholar-Athlete Award and be a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award

• Thanks to a +11 mark in ACC play, Duke ranks tied for first in the conference and tied for 22nd nationally in turnover margin at +0.70 per game

Blue Devils by the Numbers
— Receiving yards needed by WR Conner Vernon to pass former Florida State standout Peter Warrick (3,517) as the ACC’s career leader

16 — ACC-leading total passes defended on five INTs & 11 PBUs for CB Ross Cockrell
812 & 808 — Receiving yards for WRs Jamison Crowder & Conner Vernon, respectfully, thus becoming the first duo in Duke history to have 800+ yards each in a season

4 — CoSIDA Academic All-District III selections for Duke: CB Ross Cockrell, OG Dave Harding, QB Sean Renfree & OT Perry Simmons

92 — Graduation Success Rate (GSR) for Duke’s football program released on October 25 ... Duke is one of nine FBS schools with a rate of 90 percent of higher.

11.33 — Tackles per game in ACC play for S Jordon Byas — tops in the conference

83 — Total points for K Ross Martin marking a school single-season rookie record as well as the fourth-highest overall single-season total in Duke history ... Martin is 16-of-18 on field  goals and 35-of-35 in PAT attempts this year

14 — Number of different Blue Devils that have scored TDs this season, marking the third-highest total in the ACC behind Florida State (15) & Georgia Tech (15)