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Game Notes: Va. Tech | Sept. 29 | 7:00 PM | ESPN2
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Release: 09/25/2018
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When: Sept. 29 | 7:00 PM (EST)
Where: Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium
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Duke (3-0, 0-0 ACC) vs Virginia Tech (2-1, 0-0 ACC)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 • 7:00 PM • ESPN2
Durham, N.C. • Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium (40,004 • Natural grass)

• Duke opens up ACC play by hosting Virginia Tech on Saturday, September 29 ... Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., with live television coverage from ESPN2
• The Blue Devils cracked the Associated Press national poll this week at No. 22 ... Duke’s last national weekly ranking was in the October 25, 2015, poll (No. 22) ... As a ranked squad, the Blue Devils hold an all-time record of 92-45-5 including a 5-4 ledger in the David Cutcliffe Era
• A charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Duke holds an all-time ledger of 158-276-8 in 65 seasons ... The Blue Devils captured conference championships in 1953, 1954, 1955, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1989 along with a Coastal Division title in 2013
• Beginning with last week’s 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 week, the Blue Devils celebrate Military Appreciation Day and Cheer Day ... In addition, Duke is partnering with Curing Kids Cancer for its First and Gold campaign to promote National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month ... The Blue Devils will don helmet decals in support of pediatric cancer awareness
• Last week, Duke improved to 4-0 on the season with a 55-13 home win over N.C. Central behind four total TDs (3 pass & 1 rush) from QB Quentin Harris ... The Blue Devil defense allowed just eight total offensive yards after halftime
• Virginia Tech leads the all-time series over Duke, 16-9 ... The Hokies won last year’s meeting, 24-3, in Blacksburg ... The series dates back to 1937 with a 25-0 win for Duke in Greensboro ... Duke and Virginia Tech engaged in the longest game in ACC history (4 OT) in 2015 (Duke, 45-43)
• Dating back to last season, Duke has won seven consecutive contests for the fourth longest active winning streak in the nation, trailing Central Florida (16), Ohio State (9) and Penn State (8) ... The seven-game winning streak is Duke’s longest since stringing together eight consecutive victories during the 2013 season ... The school record for consecutive wins is nine set in 1933, 1938 & 1941
• Duke’s three QBs — Daniel Jones, Quentin Harris & Chris Katrenick — have combined to throw 110 passes for 11 TDs and zero INTs this season ... Duke is one of five teams nationally yet to throw an INT, joining Boise State, Kansas, LSU and Georgia Southern
• Dating back to the 2013 season, the Blue Devils are 38-22 (.633) in their last 60 regular season games
• The Blue Devils are 15-4 (.790) in the month of September over the past 4+ seasons
• Duke is 4-0 for the second straight season, marking the first time the Blue Devils have registered 4-0 starts in back-to-back campaigns since 1952-53
• In 2018, Duke is averaging 4.96 rushing yards per attempt (177-878) while surrendering just 3.68 yards per carry (145-533)
Durham, N.C. • Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium (40,004 • Natural grass)
195 — Career catches for WR T.J. Rahming, who sits just five pass receptions shy of becoming the fourth player in Duke history to reach the 200-grab plateau, joining Jamison Crowder (283), Conner Vernon (283) & Donovan Varner (207)
0 — Interceptions thrown by Duke this season
16 — Defensive INT returns for TDs in the David Cutcliffe Era at Duke
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)
+1.00 — Turnover margin for the Blue Devils this season to rank 3rd in the ACC behind Virginia Tech (+1.67) and Syracuse (+1.50)
13 — Duke’s league-high selections to the Academic All-ACC football squad in 2017 followed by Pittsburgh (8), Clemson (7), Syracuse (6), Virginia (6), Louisville (5), N.C. State (5), Wake Forest (5), Miami (3), Virginia Tech (3), Boston College (2), Florida State (2), Georgia Tech (2) and North Carolina (1) ... In the six-year stretch from 2012-17, Duke posted a league-best 95 selections with Pitt’s 33 honorees placing second ... In addition, the Blue Devils had seven Academic All-America picks in that span, five more than the next closest league school