Duke improved to 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the ACC following the victory, earning the Blue Devils bowl eligibility for the second straight season. Duke has now won four games in a row and is 3-0 on the road this season.
Led by Walter Camp Foundation National Player of the Week Kelby Brown, Duke’s defense held the Hokies to a season-low matching 10 points while shutting out Virginia Tech in the first half. Duke jumped out to a 13-0 lead and held off a late Virginia Tech charge to win in Blacksburg for the first time in school history, defeat a top-25 team for the first time since 1994 and win against a ranked team on the road for the first time since 1971.
Duke has earned FWAA National Team of the Week honors in back-to-back seasons, having received the award after defeating North Carolina 33-30 on Oct. 20, 2012. The Blue Devils also received the inaugural National Team of the Week award on Aug. 31, 2002.
Following a bye week, Duke hosts N.C. State on Nov. 9 in Wallace Wade Stadium. The game is slated for a 4 p.m. kickoff on ESPNU with tickets available at www.goduke.com/tickets or by calling (919) 681-BLUE.