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Game Notes: UNC | Nov. 10 | 12:20 PM | Raycom Sports
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Release: 11/06/2018
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When: Nov. 10 | 12:20 PM (EST)

Where: Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium

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Duke (6-3, 2-3 ACC) vs. North Carolina (1-7, 1-4 ACC)
Saturday, November 10, 2018 • 12:20 PM • Raycom Sports
Durham, N.C. • Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium (40,004 • Natural grass)

• Duke returns home to entertain rival North Carolina on Saturday, November 10 ... Kickoff is set for 12:20 p.m.
• Beginning with the September 22 contest versus N.C. Central, an “MD” helmet decal will be donned by the Blue Devils to honor Duke Athletics Hall of Fame member Mary Dinkins, who passed away on Tuesday, September 4, at the age of 68
• This past Saturday, Duke earned a 20-12 win at Miami behind a defensive effort that blanked the Hurricanes in the second half ... LB Joe Giles-Harris logged 12 tackles and LB Ben Humphreys added six stops while recovering a pair of fumbles ... RB Deon Jackson led the offense with 113 rushing yards including a 75-yard scoring jaunt on the game’s first play from scrimmage
• Saturday’s game will mark the 105th on the gridiron between the two schools, with North Carolina holding a 60-40-4 series advantage ... The series began in 1888 with a 16-0 Duke win ... The Blue Devils won last year’s meeting, 27-17, in Chapel Hill ... Duke’s last win in Durham came in the form of a 28-27 decision in 2016
• The battle for the Victory Bell began in 1948 with North Carolina earning possession with a 20-0 win ... Head cheerleaders from Duke (Loring Jones) and North Carolina (Norman Sper) decided on the idea, with Jones designing the model and Sper obtaining a bell from an old railroad train ... Red Lewis, Duke’s business manager, agreed to find money in the budget to pay for the bell
• Over the last two weeks, RB Deon Jackson has totaled 523 all-purpose yards on 35 touches, good for an average of 14.9 yards per handle ... His yardage has come via rush (24-275), reception (4-98) and kickoff return (7-150)
• Duke continues to lead the ACC in red zone defense having allowed its opponents to score on 17-of-24 (.708) trips inside the 20 yard line
• As the ACC is on pace to set a league record for scoring offense (32.1 ppg), Duke (22.2) is one of five conference teams allowing less than 25 points per tilt, joining Clemson (13.3), Virginia (19.2), Miami (19.3) and Boston College (24.1)
• Duke WR T.J. Rahming has caught 3+ passes in 16 consecutive games dating back to last season ... In 46 career games, Rahming has 222 receptions for 2,528 yards and 11 TDs
• Eleven different Blue Devils have recorded 3.0 TFL or more this season ... DE Chris Rumph II leads the way with 8.0, followed by DE Victor Dimukeje (7.0) and LB Joe Giles-Harris (7.0)
• Duke LB Joe Giles-Harris is one of five players in Duke history to register 300+ tackles and 30.0+ TFL in a career, joining Mike Junkin (513 & 36.0; 1983-86), Ryan Fowler (495 & 47.5; 2000-03), Michael Tauiliili (434 & 46.0; 2005-08) & Jeremy Cash (333 & 38.0; 2013-15)
• Dating back to the 2013 season, the Blue Devils are 40-25 (.615) in their last 65 regular season games
4.2:1 — Combined TD-to-INT ratio (21:5) for Duke’s three QBs: Daniel Jones (13:5), Quentin Harris (7:0) & Chris Katrenick (1:0)
.529 — Combined pass completion percentage for Duke’s opponents this season to rank second in the ACC, trailing only Clemson (.514)
5.6 — Yards per rushing attempt for RB Deon Jackson this season with 647 yards on 115 carries
16 — Defensive INT returns for TDs in the David Cutcliffe Era at Duke
33.9 — Duke’s ACC-low penalty yards per game average
20 — Punts downed inside the opponent 20 yard line against two touchbacks for P Austin Parker 403 — All-purpose yards for RB Deon Jackson at Pittsburgh on October 27, to join Clemson’s Tobias Palmer (496 vs. N.C. State, 2012) and Wake Forest’s John Leach (411 vs. Maryland, 1993) as the only players in ACC history to top the 400-yard plateau in a single week
6 — Duke wins over non-conference Power 5 opponents since the start of the 2012 season marking the fourth highest total in the ACC, trailing only Clemson (8), Florida State (8) and Louisville (8)