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No. 22 Duke vs. No. 20 Texas A&M
Chick-fil-A Bowl
December 31, 2013 (8 p.m.)
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome)
ESPN / Blue Devil IMG Sports Network

Duke vs. Texas
• Playing in bowl games in consecutive seasons for the first time in school history, No. 22 Duke (10-3)meets No. 20 Texas A&M (8-4) in the 46th annual Chick-fil-A Bowl ... The Blue Devils and Aggies will meet for the first time on the gridiron ... Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga. ... The game will be broadcast live by ESPN with Rece Davis  (play-by-play), Jesse Palmer (analyst), David Pollack (analyst) and Samantha Ponder (sideline)

• Champions of the ACC’s Coastal Division, the Blue Devils are 10-3 after falling to No. 1 Florida State, 45-7, in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship game on December 7 in Charlotte

• The Chick-fil-A Bowl game appearance against Texas A&M will mark the 1,000th game in Duke football history ... The Blue Devils hold an all-time record of 475-493-31

• Duke will make its 10th bowl game appearance and holds an all-time bowl record of 3-6 ... Duke’s last bowl win was a 7-6 victory over Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl on January 2, 1961

• Duke is ranked No. 22 in the latest Associated Press national poll ... Duke is 90-37-5 when playing as a nationally-ranked squad (AP poll) ... The Blue Devils are ranked 21st in the latest USA Today/Coaches poll and stand 24th in the BCS standings

• Duke holds an all-time record of 25-132-6 against nationally-ranked opponents (AP poll) ... The Blue Devils are 2-1 against ranked foes this season with wins over No. 16 Virginia Tech (13-10) and No. 24 Miami (48-30) and a loss to No. 1 Florida State (45-7)

• Duke head coach David Cutcliffe has earned 2013 National Coach of the Year from both the Walter Camp Foundation and Sporting News
• Duke will face its second Heisman Trophy recipient in a row with Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, the 2012 winner ... The Blue Devils met 2013 recipient Jameis Winston in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship game ... Entering the Chick-fil-A Bowl, Duke has played against 12 Heisman Trophy winners, compiling a 4-19 record in those games

• The Blue Devils had their eight-game winning streak snapped in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game loss to No. 1 Florida State ... The streak marked Duke’s longest since the 1941 squad won nine straight ... The school record for consecutive wins is nine set in 1933, 1938 & 1941

• 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)

Blue Devils By The Numbers
10-1 — Duke’s record with Anthony Boone as the starting QB including an 9-1 mark this season

4-0 — 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

96-1,197 — Pass reception and receiving yardage totals this season for WR Jamison Crowder, both Duke single-season records ... Crowder needs just two catches to match the ACC’s single-season standard of 98 receptions set by Kenneth Moore of Wake Forest in 2007

+76 — NCAA-leading fourth-quarter point difference for Duke this season ... The Blue Devils have allowed just 44 points in the final period through 13 games

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 25 rushing TDs and 23 passing scores this year ... Duke joins Clemson, Florida State & Miami as the only ACC teams in the 20-20 club in 2013

26-2 — Duke’s record under head coach David Cutcliffe when leading after three quarters

10 — School-record victories for the Blue Devils this season, bettering the standard of nine set by the 1933, 1936, 1938 & 1941 teams

4 — Fourth-quarter wins for Duke this season ... Duke has defeated Memphis (28-14), Virginia (35-22), N.C. State (38-20) & North Carolina (27-25) in the fourth quarter this season … The four fourth-quarter wins (Duke tied or trailing in the fourth quarter) are a school record, surpassing the three fourth-quarter wins by the 1961, 1962 & 1988 teams

54 — Touchdowns by Duke this season, a school record (50 in 2012)