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Game Notes: Temple | Dec. 27 | 1:30 PM ET | ESPN
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Release: 12/21/2018
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THE GAME

Duke (7-5, 3-4 ACC)

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Temple (8-4, 7-1 American)

When: Dec. 27 | 1:30 PM (EST)

Where: Independence Stadium

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Duke (7-5, 3-5 ACC) vs. Temple (8-4, 7-1 American)
Thursday, December 27, 2018 • 1:30 PM
Shreveport, La. • Independence Stadium (49,565 • Synthetic Grass)

• Duke plays in its sixth bowl game in the last seven seasons by meeting first-time opponent Temple in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl on December 27 at 1:30 p.m., on ESPN
• The Blue Devils will make their 14th bowl game appearance and hold an all-time record of 5-8 including a 2-3 ledger under David Cutcliffe ... Duke also has appeared in the Rose Bowl (1938 & 1941 seasons), Sugar Bowl (1944), Orange Bowl (1954 & 1957), Cotton Bowl (1960), All American Bowl (1989), Hall of Fame Bowl (1994), Belk Bowl (2012) Chick- l- A Bowl (2013), Hyundai Sun Bowl (2014), New Era Pinstripe Bowl (2015) and Quick Lane Bowl (2017)
• Duke will play in a bowl game for the sixth time in the last seven seasons (2012-18) ... In the 99 seasons prior to 2012, the Blue Devils played in eight bowls
• Against Temple, David Cutcliffe will participate in the 28th bowl game of his coaching career ... As an assistant coach, he helped Tennessee to 17 bowl games (11-6) while also guiding Ole Miss (5; 4-1) and Duke (6; 2-3) to bowls as a head coach
• Duke head coach David Cutcliffe was enshrined into the Independence Bowl Hall of Honor in 2003 after guiding Ole Miss to victories in 1998 (35-18; Texas Tech), 1999 (27-25; Oklahoma) and 2002 (27- 23; Nebraska).
• Duke’s Daniel Jones (17 & 7) is one of three QBs in the ACC to have 17+ TD passes coupled with seven or fewer INTs, joining Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence (24 & 4) and Syracuse’s Eric Dungey (17 & 7)
• Led by repeat first team selection LB Joe Giles- Harris, six Blue Devils earned All-ACC honors ... Giles-Harris became the first Duke LB to earn multiple first team All-ACC accolades since Mike Junkin in 1985-86 ... Other Duke honorees included RB Deon Jackson (2nd team; all-purpose back), TE Daniel Helm (3rd), WR T.J. Rahming (3rd), LB Ben Humphreys (HM) & S Dylan Singleton (HM)
• Over the last five weeks of the regular season, RB Deon Jackson has totaled 961 all-purpose yards on 94 touches, good for an average of 10.22 yards per handle ... His yardage has come via rush (60-434), reception (17-178) and kickoff return (17-349) ... Jackson enters the bowl season ranking third in the ACC in all-purpose yards per game (124.6)
• 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) ... In 35 career games, Giles-Harris has amassed 313 tackles and 32.0 TFL
• Duke WR T.J. Rahming has caught 1+ passes in 28 consecutive games and 41 of his last 42 contests ... In 49 career games, Rahming has 241 receptions for 2,679 yards and 11 TDs
• 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

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