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Duke (1-0) at Troy (0-1)
Saturday, September 6, 2014 • 7 p.m. ET • ESPN3
Troy, Ala. • Veterans Memorial Stadium (30,000 • ProGrass)

• Duke plays game two of the 2014 season, travelling to meet Troy on Saturday, September 6 at 7 p.m. (ET) ... The game will be broadcast live by ESPN3

• The Blue Devils stand at 1-0 on the year after defeating Elon, 52-13, last week in Durham ... The Trojans enter week two at 0-1 after opening the 2014 season with a 48-10 loss at UAB

• Saturday’s game will mark the second between Duke and Troy ... The Blue Devils won the inaugural meeting, 38-31, last year in Durham

• Troy returned 53 lettermen and 14 starters from a 2013 club that finished 6-6 including a 4-3 ledger in the Sun Belt Conference ... Now in his 24th season atop the Troy program, head coach Larry Blakeney has amassed 175 victories in 23+ seasons to rank second among active coaches for wins at their current school

• Duke owns an all-time record of 476-494-31 in 101 seasons

• Duke head coach David Cutcliffe is in his seventh season at the helm of the Blue Devil gridiron program ... Named the ACC Coach of the Year in both 2012 and 2013, Cutcliffe is 32-44 at Duke and 76-73 overall as a head coach

• The Larry Blakeney-David Cutcliffe relationship dates back to the 1970s when Blakeney was an assistant coach at Auburn and Cutcliffe the head coach at Banks (Ala.) High School ... Both natives of the state of Alabama, Blakeney (Gordo) is a 1970 graduate of Auburn while Cutcliffe (Birmingham) is a 1976 graduate of Alabama ... Gordo and Birmingham are separated by approximately 80 miles

• Duke has won nine of its past 11 games dating back to last season

• The Blue Devils are 5-2 in non-ACC road games under David Cutcliffe with wins over Vanderbilt (2008), Army (2009), Navy (2010), FIU (2011) and Memphis (2013) and losses to Kansas (2009) and Stanford (2012)

• The Blue Devils travel to Troy this weekend having won five consecutive road games ... A year ago, Duke posted a perfect 5-0 ledger on the road with wins over Memphis, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and North Carolina ... Duke’s last loss in a true road tilt came on November 17, 2012 — a 42-24 decision at Georgia Tech ... Duke’s last six-game road winning streak spanned over the 1954-55 seasons with consecutive victories over N.C. State (1954), Wake Forest (1954), North Carolina (1954), N.C. State (1955), Tennessee (1955) and Ohio State (1955) ... The school record for consecutive road wins is nine set between 1936-39

• Duke is among others receiving votes in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches national polls entering week two

• Duke’s five team captains for the 2014 season — as voted on by their teammates — are QB Anthony Boone, LB Kelby Brown, S Jeremy Cash, WR Jamison Crowder & OG Laken Tomlinson

Blue Devils by the Numbers
11-2 — Duke’s overall record including a perfect 7-0 ledger in ACC regular season action with Anthony Boone as the starting QB ... Boone shares the school’s record for highest career winning percentage (.846) by a starting QB (minimum 10 wins) with Worth Lutz (1951-54)

67 — Consecutive PATs made by K Ross Martin, marking the second-longest streak in school history ... Will Snyderwine holds the Duke standard with 84

5-65 — Career single-game bests for pass receptions and receiving yardage for WR Max McCaffrey against Elon in last week’s season-opener

61-10 — Career record for David Cutcliffe when leading after three quarters (34-7 at Ole Miss & 27-3 at Duke)

5 — True freshmen who played in the season-opening win over Elon: LB Zavier Carmichael, TE Davis Koppenhaver, CB Zach Muñiz, CB Alonzo Saxton II, RB Shaun Wilson

29 — School record consecutive games with 2+ receptions for WR Jamison Crowder ... Last week against Elon, Crowder broke the previous standard of 28 by both Clarkston Hines and Conner Vernon

24 — Career games with 5+ pass receptions for WR Jamison Crowder

3 — Duke players who scored multiple TDs in last week’s season-opening win over Elon — WR Issac Blakeney, WR Jamison Crowder & QB Thomas Sirk

40 — Consecutive starts for OG Laken Tomlinson along the Blue Devil offensive line

275 — Rushing yards against Elon in the season-opener, the second most by Duke during the David Cutcliffe Era

567 — Yards of total offense for Duke against Elon, marking the third highest single-game total in the David Cutcliffe Era

11.8 — Yards per rushing attempt average for RB Shaun Wilson against Elon as the rookie rushed six times for 71 yards

9 — Number of players in ACC history to amass 200+ career pass receptions including current Blue Devil WR Jamison Crowder (205) and former Duke standouts Conner Vernon (283) and Donovan Varner (207)

25 — Career games with 5+ tackles for LB David Helton