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Release: 11/16/2013
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Duke vs. No. 23 Miami
November 16, 2013 (3:30 p.m.)
Durham, N.C. (Wallace Wade Stadium)
ESPNU | Blue Devil IMG Sports Network

Duke vs. Miami
• Riding a five-game winning streak, Duke will celebrate Senior Day by hosting No. 24 Miami on Saturday in Wallace Wade Stadium ... Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ... The game will be broadcast live by ESPNU with Anish Shroff (play-by-play) and Kelly Stouffer (analyst)   

• Duke’s five-game winning streak is the longest since the 1994 squad won its first seven games

• The Blue Devils stand at 7-2 (3-2 ACC) after defeating N.C. State, 38-20, last week ... The Hurricanes are 7-2 (3-2 ACC) after falling, 42-24, to Virginia Tech this past Saturday

• Saturday’s game will mark the 11th on the gridiron between the two schools ... Miami leads the all-time series by a 9-1 count ... The series began in 1976 with a 20-7 Duke victory ... Miami has won nine straight including a 52-45 shootout last year

• The Blue Devils received votes in both polls this week, earning 22 total points in the USA Today Coaches poll (up from 11 last week) while receiving 11 votes in the Associated Press poll (up from 1 last week)

• The official game sponsor of this week’s game is the Sarah P. Duke Gardens ... Prior to kickoff, Duke will honor members of a senior class who will participate in their final home game

• Duke S DeVon Edwards became the program’s second National Defensive Player of the Week pick by the Walter Camp Foundation following his performance against N.C. State ... Edwards became the first player nationally to score three non-offensive TDs since 2003 by returning one kickoff 100 yards for a score and adding two interception returns for TDs ... LB Kelby Brown earned the honor following the Virginia Tech win

• Over the last four games, Duke has allowed just 14.75 points per game ... Overall, the Blue Devils rank 33rd nationally by surrendering 22.22 points per week ... Duke’s defense has made its mark in the fourth period by allowing a total of 34 points — good for an average of 3.78 points ... Also, the Blue Devils lead the ACC in red zone defense (.714)

• With 903 receiving yards on the season, WR Jamison Crowder needs just 97 yards to post his second straight season with 1,000+ receiving yards ... Crowder currently ranks second in the ACC in receptions per game (7.44) and third in receiving yardage per game (100.33)

• This week’s game features two of the top five scoring offenses in the ACC ... Miami ranks third by averaging 35.00 points per game while Duke sits fifth with an average of 33.44 points per contest

By The Numbers
7-0 — Duke’s record with Anthony Boone as the starting QB ... Last week against N.C. State, Boone became the first Duke QB since 1950 to win in each of his first seven starting assignments

218 — Total all-purpose yardage compiled by S DeVon Edwards in last week’s 38-20 victory over N.C. State ... Edwards logged 148 kickoff return yards ­— including a 100-yard TD — and 70 additional yards on a pair of interception returns ... The total marks the second highest single-game total by a Duke freshman, trailing only Desmond Scott’s 250-yard outing against Wake Forest in 2009

5 — Consecutive wins for the Blue Devils over Troy, Navy, Virginia, Virginia Tech & N.C. State ... The Blue Devils will aim for their first six-game winning streak since reeling off seven consecutive wins to open the 1994 campaign

34 — Fourth-quarter points allowed by Duke through nine games this season

3 — Number of Blue Devils to earn ACC Player of the Week honors following Duke’s 38-20 home win over N.C. State last week — DE Kenny Anunike, LB Kelby Brown & S DeVon Edwards  

28 — Wins at Duke for head coach David Cutcliffe ... In five-plus seasons, Cutcliffe has guided Duke to 28 victories — 6 more than the program’s total in the 13 years prior to his arrival (1995-07)

10 — Career 100-yard receiving games for WR Jamison Crowder ... With his 134-yard effort last week against N.C. State, Crowder became the third player in Duke history to post 10+ 100-yard games, joining Clarkston Hines (17) and Conner Vernon (14) ... Hines continues to hold both the Duke and ACC record for 100-yard receiving games