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Duke Invades Chapel Hill on Saturday
His play as of late has spoken volumes. North
Carolina head coach Butch Davis has said the Duke
This Week In Duke Athletic History
passing attack has resembled that of the Indianapolis
“I can’t say enough about North Carolina and “He’s doing what I thought he would do,” Cutcliffe
Colts, but Cutcliffe is quick to remind that his Blue
November 2, 2003
their talent and what a great win they had over Virginia said. “He’s so accurate with the ball and so quick with
Devils are not the Colts and the North Carolina de-
The biggest crowd to see a Duke football game in
Tech,” Cutcliffe said. “That was a total team victory. the ball. It’s difficult to rush him, and it’s difficult to fool
history did so as 104,772 watched Duke against
fense is talented with numerous linemen who possess
They were very physical on offense, timely in their him. He sees really well, and he knows our offense
No. 23 Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. Matt Zielin-
the ability to rush the passer
ski records two sacks to lead the Duke defense
passing game, and their defense just continues to now. I’m sure he’s told all of you that he’s comfortable,
“I just want to keep from retreating against in the loss.
dominate at every angle.” too. It takes confidence as a quarterback to throw the
them,” Cutcliffe said. “They make plays, they’re big,
If Duke is going to win on Saturday, it will need ball where there’s no one there, and that’s what you’re
they’re fast and very dominant. They have a lot of
November 2, 2008
to have success against a talented North Carolina doing a lot.”
Duke University duo Cole Grossman and Mike
guys that are going to play on Sundays. It’s not an
defense. Lewis became the first player in Duke history
Grella combined for all three goals and three as-
accident that they have, by far, the best defense in our
sists to help the No. 22 Blue Devils post a 3-1
And Duke’s offensive success relies on the and just the third ACC player to throw for over 2,000
league. You’ve got to like the challenge, though.” victory over Northern Illinois in the final non-con-
passing game helmed by Lewis. yards in four consecutive seasons following his 343-
And challenged they will be, because despite
ference men’s soccer game of the season.
“We pride ourselves in doing what we do best yard performance against Virginia. It was the ninth
the success they have already had this season the
and that is throwing the football,” Lewis said. “We time in his career and fifth time this season that Lewis
November 4, 1944
Blue Devils still want more.
know we are going to throw the football each and has exceeded 300 yards passing.
Behind 140 yards rushing from George Clark, the
“We can’t be satisfied with just being in the
Duke football team defeats No. 5 Georgia Tech,
every week. You know guys are going to play that. It “I think a lot of credit can go to offensive coor-
position to make a bowl game or play in the ACC 19-13, on homecoming. The win ends Duke’s
is just confidence in ourselves, knowing that we are dinator Kurt Roper,” tight end Brett Huffman said.
Championship,” Huffman said. “We have to go out
four-game losing streak.
not going to change what we are doing because this “Knowing Thad’s strengths, putting the right people
there and do it.”
is what we do well. We have to go out there and do out there and calling the right plays to showcase
November 4, 1950
it.” Thad’s abilities.”
In the last of five coaching battles between Wal-
Duke at North Carolina l Saturday, Nov. 7
lace Wade and Bobby Dodd of Georgia Tech,
Over the last three games, the passing attack “I think Thad is a very stereotypical leader by
Team Stats Comparison Duke tops the Yellow Jackets, 30-21, in Durham
for Duke has been nearly perfect. During the win- example,” Huffman added. “He is not by any means
behind 144 yards passing and 133 yards rushing
ning streak, Lewis has completed 94-of-133 (.707) the rah-rah, screaming his head off at people, but he
Category Duke UNC
from QB Billy Cox.
passes for 1,173 yards, eight touchdowns and just gets everybody in place where they need to be, and
two interceptions. as far as leading, he lets his play do the talking.”
Record 5-3 5-3
November 5, 1994
ACC Record 3-1 1-3
No. 23 Duke upends No. 13 Virginia, 25-23, at
Points Scored 236 182
Wallace Wade Stadium. QB Spence Fisher di-
rects four touchdown drives and finishes the day
Average 29.5 22.8
with 236 yards passing.
Total Offense 400.4 292.2
Rushing Yards 75.2 135.4
November 6, 1943
Passing Yards 325.1 156.9
Duke’s football team posts a 75-0 win over N.C.
State in Raleigh. Duke scores 11 rushing touch-
Scoring Defense 24.1 16.5
downs in the game.
Total Defense 324.8 265.0
Rushing Defense 132.6 101.6
November 7, 1981
Duke has three players rush for over 100 yards in
Passing Defense 192.1 163.4
a 31-10 win at Wake Forest on the football field.
Turnovers 10 18 Mike Grayson (21-118), Joel Blunk (20-110) and
Fumbles 5 7
Greg Boone (16-101) all top the century mark on
Interceptions 5 11
the ground.
Penalties/Yards 46-390 45-343
November 8, 1980
Penalties per game 5.8 5.6 QB Ben Bennett completes 38-of-62 passes for
Average Yards per game 48.8 42.9
469 yards in a 27-24 loss to Wake Forest. Both
the completions and attempts are Duke records.
Punting (No.-Yads) 39-1,498 42-1,757
The yards were also a school record that stood
Punting Average 38.4 41.8
for eight years.
Time of Possession 31:57 29:15
Third Down Conv. 52-129 38-112
November 8, 1989
In just its second year, the women’s soccer team
Percentage 40% 34%
wins its first ever NCAA Tournament match, a 1-0
Fourth Down Conv. 10-16 8-11 decision over SMU in Durham, N.C.
Percentage 62% 73%
Sacks By 12-68 20-149
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