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Watch: Is Rameses’ workout enough to beat Blue Devils?

Duke running back Shaun Wilson (29) takes a ride on the Victory Bell after Duke beat North Carolina 28-27 at Walllace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
Duke running back Shaun Wilson (29) takes a ride on the Victory Bell after Duke beat North Carolina 28-27 at Walllace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. cliddy@newsobserver.com

At least one mascot is getting ready for the rivalry matchup on Saturday between Duke and North Carolina.

UNC mascot Rameses posted a video on his Twitter account showing his workout with and Rameses Jr.

So far, Duke’s Blue Devil has been quiet on the matter.

Duke, which is unbeaten at 3-0, travels to Kenan Stadium Saturday (3:30 p.m., ESPNU) to face the 1-2 Tar Heels.

The Victory Bell will again be up for grabs. It’s been in Durham since Duke’s thrilling 28-27 upset victory over the Heels last year. Duke has won three of the last five games in the series.

The overall series record is disputed, though. UNC claims a 61-38-4 record in the series, while Duke’s record keepers say the mark is 60-39-4. The disputed game dates to the 1889 season when a forfeit occurred. Both sides claim a win and that creates the record discrepancy. The Victory Bell was introduced to the series in 1948 and since then UNC leads the series 43-23-1.

The teams have announced their uniform combinations, too.

There has been some sniping between the sides on social media this week as this marks the earliest date the game has ever been played.

Joe Johnson: 919-419-6678, @JEJ_HSNews

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