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Duke Named National Team of the Week
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 10/28/2013
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DURHAM, N.C. – Following Duke’s 13-10 road win over No. 16 Virginia Tech Saturday in Blacksburg, Va., the Blue Devils were named Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week as selected by members of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).

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 or by calling (919) 681-BLUE.