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DUKE RUNS FOR 3 TDS, ENDS 10-GAME LOSING STREAK TO YELLOW JACKETS
For years, especially since coach Paul Johnson brought his spread option offense to Georgia Tech, Duke came up physically short and, thus, on the wrong end of the score against the Yellow Jackets.
That scenario reversed itself on Saturday and the Blue Devils notched a win that could define their season.
Duke prevailed physically on offense and defense, sporting an effective running game while slowing down Georgia Tech enough to beat the No. 22 Yellow Jackets 31-25 in ACC football at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
The Blue Devils (5-1 overall, 1-1 in ACC) had not defeated Georgia Tech in Atlanta since 1994 or anywhere since 2003. The last six years, Duke coach David Cutcliffe absorbed those losses in the annual Coastal Division games.
Duke decided it had had enough and, this time, the Blue Devils did something about it.
“We kept that chip on our shoulder,” Duke safety Deondre Singleton said. “Right before we went out, Coach Cut said, you know, we haven’t won here in so many years. So, it was there.”
Blue Devils rush for three touchdowns to end 10-game losing streak to Jackets
Heading into a key ACC game at Georgia Tech Saturday (12:30 p.m., WRAL), the Blue Devils aren’t passing the ball the way Coach David Cutcliffe hoped they would.
A position that is particularly important due to the opponent will be shorthanded for Duke this weekend. The Blue Devils won’t have defensive linemen Jamal Wallace and Dezmond Johnson when they play at No. 22 Georgia Tech on Saturday (12:30 p.m., WRAL).
This weekend, Duke lines up against a Georgia Tech team that has attempted and completed fewer passes than any ACC team this season. That may sound like an easy day for the Blue Devils' starting cornerbacks, sophomores Breon Borders and Bryon Fields, but don't be fooled.
For all his accomplishments in lifting Duke football to relevance in ACC circles, David Cutcliffe has one box he’s yet to check off. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, an annual opponent for the Blue Devils, have defeated Duke in their last 10 meetings.
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