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Game Day: vs. Georgia Tech, 3:30 PM, ESPNU
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 09/14/2013
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Duke vs. Georgia Tech
September 14, 2013 (3:30 p.m.)
Wallace Wade Stadium (Durham, N.C.)
ESPNU | Blue Devil IMG Sports Network

Duke vs. Georgia Tech Game Notes
• Duke opens ACC play by hosting Georgia Tech on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ... The game will be broadcast live by ESPNU with Anish Shroff (play-by-play) and Kelly Stouffer (analyst) calling the action

• The Blue Devils stand at 2-0 on the year after defeating Memphis, 28-14, on the road last week as backup QB Brandon Connette threw two TDs in the fourth period ... Georgia Tech enters the week at 1-0 after its 70-0 win over Elon in week one ... The Yellow Jackets were idle last Saturday

• Saturday’s game will mark the 81st on the gridiron between the two schools ... Georgia Tech holds a 49-30-1 series advantage and has won nine straight over the Blue Devils ... Last year in Atlanta, Georgia Tech QB Tevin Washington accounted for four TDs as the Yellow Jackets defeated Duke, 48-24

• Duke’s 2-0 start to the year is the program’s first since 1998 ... The Blue Devils have not opened a season with three straight victories since 1994

• Now in its 101st season of football, Duke owns an all-time record of 467-490-31 including a 139-255-8 ledger in ACC play

• The official game sponsor of this week’s matchup is North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program ... Duke will also celebrate Youth Day against the Yellow Jackets

• 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 DE Kenny Anunike registered 2.5 tackles for loss in last week’s win over Memphis and leads all current Blue Devils with his career TFL total of 16.0 ... Over his last 17 games dating back to the 2011 season, Anunike has amassed 14.5 TFL

• Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Ted Roof makes a return to Wallace Wade Stadium ... Roof served as both an assistant coach (1990-93 & 2003-03) and head coach (2003-07) at Duke ... As Duke’s interim head coach on November 8, 2003, Roof guided the Blue Devils to a 41-17 win over the Yellow Jackets in Durham.

• 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

• Cutcliffe is in his sixth season at the helm of the Blue Devil gridiron program ... Named the 2012 ACC Coach of the Year, Cutcliffe is 23-40 at Duke and 67-69 overall as a head coach

Duke By The Numbers
993 — Career rushing yardage for RB Juwan Thompson, who sits just seven yards shy of becoming the 40th player in Duke history to reach the 1,000-yard barrier on the ground

5-66 — Pass receptions and receiving yardage for TE Braxton Deaver against Memphis last week ... Deaver had entered the game with career totals of 11 catches for 123 yards

11 — Number of defensive Blue Devils who have registered at least one tackle behind the line of scrimmage this season

18 — Career rushing TDs for QB Brandon Connette, who ranks third on Duke’s career list behind Mike Dunn (22) and Elmore Hackney (20)

107 — Career pass receptions for WR Jamison Crowder, who became the 17th player in Duke history to reach the 100-reception plateau last week versus Memphis with his 11-catch afternoon

19-2 — Duke’s record under head coach David Cutcliffe when the Blue Devils lead after three periods ... Overall, Cutcliffe is 53-9 when ahead entering the fourth quarter

7 — Fourth-quarter wins by Duke in the David Cutcliffe Era ... Last week at Memphis, Brandon Connette became the fourth QB under Cutcliffe to engineer a game-winning drive in the final period of play, joining Thaddeus Lewis, Sean Renfree & Anthony Boone

10.0 — Career quarterback sacks for DE Kenny Anunike, Duke’s active leader

2 — An ACC-best fumble recoveries this season for DE Dezmond Johnson

11 — Number of Duke seniors on scholarship — two fewer than last year

5 — Blue Devils enrolled in graduate school this fall — Kenny Anunike, Ross Cockrell, John Coleman, Dave Harding & Sydney Sarmiento

421 — Consecutive Duke football games called by Bob Harris, the school’s Hall of Fame play-by-play broadcaster ... The active streak started with Duke’s season-opening, 21-18 win over Tennessee in 1976