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Release: 10/29/2016
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Duke (3-4, 0-3 ACC) at Georgia Tech (4-3, 1-3 ACC)
When: Oct. 29 | 12 noon (EST)
Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium
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Duke (3-4, 0-3 ACC) at Georgia Tech (4-3, 1-3 ACC)
October 29, 2016 • 12 noon • RSN
Atlanta, Ga. • Bobby Dodd Stadium (55,000 • Natural grass)

• Following an open date, Duke returns to the gridiron with an ACC road game at Georgia Tech on Saturday, October 29 ... Kickoff is set for 12 noon ... The game will be televised live by the RSN with Wes Durham (play-by-play), Ray Farmer (analyst) & Jenn Hildreth (sideline)

• The Blue Devils stand at 3-4 overall and 0-3 in ACC play after falling to No. 7 Louisville, 24-14, on October 14 ... Also coming off an open date, the Yellow Jackets are 4-3 overall and 1-3 in ACC action after a 35-24 non-league win over Georgia Southern on October 15

• Georgia Tech leads the all-time series over Duke, 50-32-1 ... In Atlanta, the Yellow Jackets have won 28 of 42 meetings with one deadlock ... The Blue Devils have won two in a row in the series including last season’s 34-20 decision in Durham

• Duke is 14-5 in road games since the beginning of the 2013 season ... The 14 road victories match the highest total among ACC schools with Clemson and Florida State in that time frame

• In the David Cutcliffe Era, the Blue Devils are 10-6 in road games played in October

• For the third consecutive game, Duke faces an opponent averaging 230+ rushing yards per game ... On October 8, the Blue Devils squared off against Army West Point, then the nation’s leader in rushing yards per game (374.25), and allowed 165 yards ... In its last outing, Duke met Louisville, which averaged 309.20 ground yards per game entering the contest and picked up 288 yards ... This week’s foe, Georgia Tech, averages 234.29 rushing yards per week

• Duke WR T.J. Rahming is coming off a 7-catch, 83-yard outing at Louisville and leads Duke with 40 receptions on the season ... Rahming is just the third player in Duke history to register 40+ catches in each of his first two seasons as a Blue Devil, joining Wes Chesson (1968-69) & Conner Vernon (2009-10) ... Rahming also sits just 40 yards shy of becoming the 36th player in Blue Devil history to post 1,000 receiving yards in a career

• LBs Joe Giles-Harris & Ben Humphreys — roommates at Duke – lead the Blue Devils in tackles with 55 each ... The duo ranks tied for 12th in the ACC in tackles per game (7.86)

• Duke RB Shaun Wilson is the only active player nationally with TDs of 80+ yards via rush, reception & return
 - 85-yard rush vs. Indiana, 2015
 - 89-yard reception vs. N.C. Central, 2015
 - 98-yard KOR vs. Indiana, 2015
 - 96-yard KOR vs. Notre Dame, 2016

• Duke CB Breon Borders leads the ACC in passes defended per game at 1.57 ... On the year, Borders has nine PBUs & two INTs

• TE Erich Schneider leads the Blue Devils in TD receptions (3) ... The last Duke TE to pace the squad in TD catches was Andy Roland (3 in 2004)

• Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Ted Roof spent two stints on the Duke staff from 1990-93 & 2002-07 including five games as the program’s interim head coach in 2003 and four seasons as the head coach (2004-07)

Blue Devils by the Numbers
• 1,973 — Career rushing yards for RB Jela Duncan, who aims to become the sixth player in Duke history to top the 2,000-yard plateau

• 21.0 — QB sacks for the Blue Devils this season, led by DT A.J. Wolf (5.0) ... Duke ranks sixth in the ACC in total sacks ... The Blue Devils compiled a total of 17.0 sacks a season ago while Duke’s high in the Cutcliffe Era is 30.0 in 2014

• 12-3 — Duke’s record in its last 15 regular season games decided by seven points or less

• 465 — Consecutive Duke football games broadcast by radio play-by-play announcer Bob Harris, who is in his 41st and final season on the call ... The streak started with Duke’s season-opening 21-18 victory over Tennessee on September 11, 1976

• 12 — Career INTs for CB Breon Borders, marking the fifth highest total among active players nationally

• 62-691 — Receptions & receiving yards for WR T.J. Rahming over his last 10 games dating back to last season

• 12 — Fourth quarter & OT wins for the Blue Devils since the beginning of the 2012 season (games in which Duke was tied or trailing in the fourth period)

• 5 — Consecutive years a member of the Duke program has been named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team ... Last month, S DeVon Edwards became the latest in the run to join Sean Renfree (2012), Dave Harding (2013), Laken Tomlinson (2014) & Kelby Brown (2015)

• 7-1 — Duke’s record since 2013 when returning a kickoff for a TD ... In week four, the Blue Devils received a 96-yard KOR for TD from Shaun Wilson in a 38-35 victory at Notre Dame

• 7 — Different Blue Devils with 1+ TD reception this season

• 6 — Offensive plays of 50+ yards for the Blue Devils this season:
 - 64-yard pass from Jones to Nash (TD)
 - 59-yard pass from Jones to Taylor
 - 56-yard pass from Jones to Nash
 - 55-yard pass from Jones to Lloyd (TD)
 - 51-yard pass from Jones to Rahming
 - 50-yard rush by Jela Duncan (TD)

• 8 — True freshmen who played in Duke’s season-opening win over N.C. Central

• 14 — Nation-best AFCA Academic Achievement Awards earned by Duke, including the 2015 honor

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