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Complete Game Notes

Duke vs. Clemson
November 3, 2012 (7:00 p.m.)
Wallace Wade Stadium (Durham, N.C.)
Blue Devil IMG Sports Network

Duke vs. Clemson Notes
• Duke plays game 10 of its 100th season of football by hosting No. 10 Clemson at Wallace Stadium Stadium on Saturday at 7 p.m. ... The game will be broadcast live by ESPN2 with Mark Jones (play-by-play), Brock Huard (analyst) & Jessica Mendoza  (sideline) calling the action

• The Blue Devils stand at 6-3 overall and 3-2 in ACC play after falling, 48-7, at Florida State last weekend, while the Tigers are 7-1 overall and 4-1 in league play after winning at Wake Forest, 42-13, last Thursday night

• Saturday’s game will mark the 53rd on the gridiron between the two schools, with Clemson holding a 35-16-1 all-time series advantage

• Duke’s last win over Clemson came on November 13, 2004 when Matt Brooks booted a 53-yard field goal as time expired for a 16-13 win at Wallace Wade Stadium

• Kangaroo Express is the official game sponsor ... Also, Duke celebrates Youth Football Team Day with the Clemson tilt

• The Blue Devils are 5-0 at Wallace Wade Stadium this year, matching the school record for home victories in a season

• Duke WR Conner Vernon is the only player in ACC history to record four seaons with 50+ receptions & 700+ receiving yards

• At 3-2 in the ACC, Duke sits in a tie atop the Coastal Division with Miami & North Carolina ... At 4-1, Clemson is one-half game behind Florida State (5-1) in the Atlantic Division

• Duke holds an all-time record of 23-130-6 versus nationally-ranked foes (AP poll) — including a 10-55-4 mark against top-10 teams ... The Blue Devils’ last win over a ranked foe was a 28-25 victory over No. 13 Virginia on Nov. 5, 1994 ... Duke’s last triumph over a top-10 squad came in the form of a 21-17 decision over No. 7 Clemson on Sept. 30, 1989 in Durham

• Clemson and Duke are two of the ACC’s three bowl-eligible teams, joined by Florida State

By the Numbers
— Touchdown receptions for WRs Jamison Crowder & Conner Vernon this year, becoming the fourth duo in Duke history to accomplish the feat: Clarkston Hines (10) & Keith Ewell (7), 1988; S. Montgomery (5) & Richmond Flowers (5), 1999; Eron Riley (9) & Jomar Wright (5), 2007; Jamison Crowder (5) & Conner Vernon (5), 2012

82 — Receiving yards needed by WR Conner Vernon to pass former Florida State standout Peter Warrick (3,517) as the ACC’s career leader

92 — Graduation Success Rate (GSR) for Duke’s football program released on October 25 ... Duke is one of nine FBS schools with a rate of 90 percent of higher.

1.11 — Sacks allowed per game average for the Blue Devils, a total that ranks second in the ACC ... Last Saturday, Duke allowed zero sacks while throwing 37 passes against Florida State, which posseses the top two individual sack artists in the ACC

4 — Rushing touchdowns for RB Jela Duncan, marking the fifth-highest single-season total by a Duke freshman ... The four TDs have come in the last five weeks ... Also, Duncan leads the team in rushing yards (385)

4 — Consecutive years Duke has hosted a top-10 opponent in Wallace Wade Stadium — No. 7 Georgia Tech (2009), No. 1 Alabama (2010) & No. 6 Stanford (2011) came to Durham prior to this week’s foe, No. 10 Clemson