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Game Day: vs. Florida State, 8 PM, ABC
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Release: 12/07/2013
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Duke vs. Florida State
Dr Pepper ACC Championship
December 7, 2013 (8 p.m.)
Charlotte, N.C. (Bank of America Stadium)

Duke vs. Florida State
• Riding an eight-game winning streak, 20th-ranked Duke meets top-ranked Florida State in the ninth annual Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship game ... Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. ... The game will be broadcast live by ABC with Brent Musburger (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst) and Heather Cox (sideline) on the call

• Champions of the ACC’s Coastal Division, the Blue Devils are 10-2 (6-2 ACC) after defeating North Carolina, 27-25, last week ... The Seminoles, who secured the ACC’s Atlantic Division title, stand at 12-0 (8-0 ACC) following their 37-7 victory over Florida

• Saturday’s game marks the 19th on the gridiron between the two schools, with Florida State holding an all-time series advantage of 18-0 ... Last year, the Seminoles defeated the Blue Devils, 48-7, in Tallahassee

• Duke enters the week ranked No. 20 in the latest Associated Press national poll, up from 24th a week ago ... Duke is 90-36-5 when playing as a nationally-ranked squad ... The Blue Devils are ranked 20th in this week’s USA Today/Coaches poll and BCS standings

• The Blue Devils will play their second game in Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte ... Duke fell to Cincinnati, 48-34, in the Belk Bowl on December 27, 2012

• Duke’s current eight-game winning streak is the longest since the 1941 squad won nine games in a row ... Duke also won a school-record nine straight in 1933 and 1938

• 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)
• Duke is 25-131-6 against ranked opponents (AP poll) including a 10-56-4 ledger versus teams in the top 10 ... The Blue Devils are 2-0 against ranked foes this season with wins over No. 16 Virginia Tech (13-10) and No. 24 Miami (48-30) ... Duke has never defeated a No. 1-ranked opponent in 11 tries ... The highest ranked opponent Duke has defeated is No. 4 — both Pittsburgh (7-0 in 1938) and Navy (19-10 in 1960) ... Duke’s last win over a top-10 team came in 1989 (21-17 over No. 7 Clemson) ... Duke’s last win over a top-5 team came in 1960 (19-10 over Navy) ... This marks Duke’s fourth game against a top-ranked Florida State team (1993, 1995 & 1999)

• Duke makes its first appearance in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game and becomes the third team to represent the Coastal Division, joining Georgia Tech (2006, 2009 & 2012) and Virginia Tech (2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2011)

Blue Devils by the Numbers
10-0 — Duke’s record with Anthony Boone as the starting QB including a 9-0 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

88 — Pass receptions this season for WR Jamison Crowder, who has broken the school single-season record of 85 set by Conner Vernon last year ... Crowder sits just 19 yards shy of breaking the school standard for receiving yardage (1,149 by Clarkston Hines in 1989)

37 — Fourth-quarter points allowed by Duke this season

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 24 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

10 — School-record victories for the Blue Devils this season, bettering the standard of nine set by the 1933, 1936, 1938 & 1941 teams ... Duke is one of 19 teams nationally with 10+ wins in 2013

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

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

32.71 — NCAA-best kickoff return average this season for S DeVon Edwards