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No. 24 Duke at North Carolina
November 30, 2013
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Kenan Stadium)
ESPN2 | Blue Devil IMG Sports Network

Duke vs. North Carolina
• Riding a seven-game winning streak, 24th-ranked Duke travels to Chapel Hill for the regular season finale against North Carolina ... Kickoff is set for 12 noon ... The game will be broadcast live by ESPN2 with Beth Mowins (play-by-play), Joey Galloway (analyst) and Paul Carcaterra (sideline)

• The Blue Devils are 9-2 (5-2 ACC) after defeating Wake Forest, 28-21, last week ... The Tar Heels are 6-5 (4-3 ACC) after downing Old Dominion, 80-20, this past Saturday

• Duke has clinched at least a share of the ACC’s Coastal Division championship ... The Blue Devils can win the title outright and earn a spot in the ACC Championship game against Florida State with a win this week ... Duke will not represent the Coastal Division in the league title tilt with a loss to the Tar Heels ... Duke’s last ACC crown in football came in 1989 when it tied Virginia for the top spot

• Duke enters the week ranked No. 24 in the latest Associated Press national poll, up from 25th a week ago ... Last week’s ranking marked Duke’s first since being ranked No. 25 at the conclusion of the 1994 regular season ... Duke is 89-36-5 when playing as a nationally-ranked squad ... The Blue Devils are ranked 24th in this week’s USA Today/Coaches poll and BCS standings

• Saturday’s game will mark the 100th on the gridiron between the two schools ... North Carolina leads the all-time series by a 58-37-4 count ... The series began in 1888 with a 16-0 Duke victory ... Last year, Duke snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Tar Heels with a 33-30 win

• Duke’s current seven-game winning streak is the longest since the 1994 squad won its first seven games ... The school record for consecutive wins is nine set in 1933, 1938 & 1941

• Duke has matched the school record for wins in a season, equaling the standard set by the 1933, 1936, 1938 & 1941 teams ... Duke’s five ACC wins are the most in conference play since 1994 when the Blue Devils posted a 5-3 final league ledger

• Three times this season the Blue Devils have rallied from double-digit deficits to win ... Duke trailed by 10+ points in victories over Virginia (22-0), Miami (17-7) and Wake Forest (14-0)

• The battle for the Victory Bell began in 1948 with North Carolina earning possession with a 20-0 win ... Head cheerleaders from Duke (Loring Jones) and North Carolina (Norman Spear) decided on the idea, with Jones designing the model and Spear obtaining a bell from an old railroad train ... Red Lewis, Duke’s business manager, agreed to find money in the budget to pay for the bell

Blue Devils By The Numbers
9-0 — Duke’s record with Anthony Boone as the starting QB including an 8-0 mark this season

3-0 — Duke’s record in November this season ... In head coach David Cutcliffe’s first five years at Duke, the Blue Devils managed just one November victory in 20 outings

1,077 — Receiving yards this season for WR Jamison Crowder, who is the second player in Duke history to register multiple seasons with 1,000+ receiving yards ... Crowder had 1,074 receiving yards a year ago ... Clarkston Hines posted three 1,000-yard seasons (1987-88-89)

2 — Number of teams — Duke & Georgia Tech — nationally that have converted 100% of their goal-to-go opportunities into TDs ... The Blue Devils have converted all 22 of their chances, headlined by QB Brandon Connette’s 13 rushing TDs

34 — Fourth-quarter points allowed by Duke through 11 games this season

20-20 — The 2013 Duke team is the first in school history to post 20+ rushing TDs and 20+ passing TDs in a season ... The Blue Devils have 24 rushing TDs and 21 passing scores this year

4-0 — Duke’s record this season in road games with victories over Memphis, Virginia, Virginia Tech & Wake Forest ... Duke had not won four road games in a single season since 1988 ... No Blue Devil team has won five road games since the 1952 club set the school standard with six

25-2 — Duke’s record under head coach David Cutcliffe when leading after three quarters

430 — Consecutive Duke football games called by Bob Harris, the school’s Hall of Fame play-by-play broadcaster ... The active streak started with the 1976 season opener