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Complete Game Notes

Duke vs. Florida State
October 27, 2012 (3:30 p.m.)
Doak S. Campbell Stadium (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network

Duke vs. Florida State Notes
• Duke plays game nine of its 100th season of football by travelling to meet No. 11 Florida State at Doak S. Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee ... The game will be broadcast live by ESPNU with Anish Shroff (play-by-play), Dan Hawkins (analyst) & Tom Luginbill (sideline) calling the action

• The Blue Devils stand at 6-2 overall and 3-1 in ACC play after defeating North Carolina, 33-30, last weekend, while the Seminoles are 7-1 overall and 4-1 in league play after winning at Miami, 33-20

• Saturday’s game will mark the 18th on the gridiron between the two schools, with Florida State having won all 17 previous meetings

• Duke holds an all-time record of 23-129-6 against nationally ranked foes (AP poll) ... The Blue Devils’ last win over a ranked opponent was a 28-25 victory over No. 13 Virginia on November 5, 1994 ... Duke’s last road triumph over a nationally-ranked foe came in the form of a 9-3 decision at No. 10 Stanford on October 2, 1971

• Three ACC teams — Clemson, Duke & Florida State — became bowl-eligible this past Saturday ... The Tigers were the first to qualify as their win over Virginia Tech ended at 3:21 p.m. ... The Blue Devils were next by securing their triumph over North Carolina at 10:37 p.m., followed by the Seminoles as their victory over Miami concluded at 11:56 p.m.

• Duke’s 6-2 start matches the school’s third-best eight-game start since the inception of the ACC in 1953 (7-1 in both 1960 & 1994)

• The Blue Devils received 16 points in this week’s USA Today national poll as well as 10 points in the Harris Interactive Poll

• On the heels of its 33-30 win over North Carolina, Duke was named the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week by the Football Writers Association of America

• QB Sean Renfree, OT Perry Simmons & RB Jela Duncan all received ACC Player of the Week recognition following last week’s win over UNC

By the Numbers
4 — Game-winning scoring drives in the fourth quarter directed by QB Sean Renfree, matching the second-highest total in Duke history ... Walt Rappold, who directed five game-winning scoring drives in the final period of action during the 1961  and 1962 seasons, sits atop the list

17-2 — Duke’s record under David Cutcliffe when leading after three quarters ... Overall, Cutcliffe is 51-9 when ahead after three periods

510 — Yards of total offense – the highest total of the David Cutcliffe Era vs. ACC competition – last week against a Tar Heel defense that entered the week ranking 3rd in the ACC and 22nd nationally in total defense, allowing just 327.0 yards per game

.867 — Combined winning percentage of Duke’s next two opponents — Florida State (7-1) and Clemson (6-1)

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

74 — Total points on 14 field goals and 32 PATs for K Ross Martin ... Martin leads all true freshman kickers in scoring nationally, and his 9.25 points per game average ranks sixth-best in the ACC ... The 74 points already rank as the 11th-highest single-season scoring total at Duke

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