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Game Day: vs. NIU, 5:15 PM, ESPN, Quick Lane Bowl
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Release: 12/26/2017
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Duke (6-6, 3-5 ACC) vs Northern Illinois (8-4, 6-2 MAC)
When: Dec. 26 | 5:15 PM (EST)
Where: Ford Field
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Duke (6-6, 3-5 ACC) vs Northern Illinois (8-4, 6-2 MAC)
December 26, 2017 • 5:15 pm • ESPN
Detroit, MI • Ford Field (65,000 • FieldTurf)

• Duke plays in its fth bowl game in the last six seasons by meeting rst-time opponent Northern Illinois in the Quick Lane Bowl on Tuesday, December 26 ... Kickoff at Ford Field is set for 5:15 p.m., on ESPN
• The Blue Devils will make their 13th bowl game appearance and hold an all-time record of 4-8 ... Duke also has appeared in the Rose Bowl (1938 & 1941 sea- sons), Sugar Bowl (1944), Or- ange Bowl (1954 & 1957), Cotton Bowl (1960), All American Bowl (1989), Hall of Fame Bowl (1994), Belk Bowl (2012) Chick- l-A Bowl (2013), Hyundai Sun Bowl (2014) and New Era Pinstripe Bowl (2015)
• The Blue Devils will participate in a bowl game for the fth time in the last six seasons ... In the 99 seasons prior to 2012, Duke played in eight bowl games
5 — Total Blue Devils with at least 7.5 stops for lost yardage on the season: Joe Giles-Harris (15.0), Tre Hornbuckle (9.5), Mike Ramsay (9.5), Ben Humphreys (8.5) & Victor Dimukeje (7.5)
40+ & 500+ — Pass recep- tions and receiving yards for the third consecutive season for WR T.J. Rah- ming
6 — Interceptions this season for CB Mark Gilbert including two in the regular season nale vs. Wake Forest
3 — Team-leading TD receptions for TE Davis Koppenhaver and RB Shaun Wilson this season
6 — Duke record scoring runs of 50+ yards for RB Shaun Wilson ... The previous school standard of four was held by George Clark (1944-47) and Jay Wilkinson (1961-63)
• Against Northern Illinois, David Cutcliffe will participate in the 27th bowl game of his coaching career ... As an assistant coach, he helped Tennessee to 17 bowl games (11-6) while also guiding Ole Miss (5; 4-1) and Duke (5; 1-3) to bowls as a head coach
• Duke has allowed 24 or fewer points in 10 of 12 games this sea- son ... The Blue Devils rank fourth in the ACC in scoring defense by allowing 20.75 points per contest ... The last season Duke yielded less than 21 points per game was in 1977 (20.09)
• RB Shaun Wilson ranks sec- ond in the ACC in all-purpose yards per game (131.8) and has become the rst player in Duke history to post multiple seasons with 1,500+ all-purpose yards ... Wilson has 1,581 all-purpose yards this year after logging 1,620 yards in 2016
6 — Duke players with one TD recep- tion of 20+ yards: TE Davis Koppen- haver (28 yards vs. North Carolina), WR Johnathan Lloyd (24 yards vs. N.C. Central), WR T.J. Rahming (39 yards vs. Pitt), WR Chris Taylor (52 yards vs. Northwestern), RB Shaun Wilson (58 yards vs. Pitt) and WR Aaron Young (54 yards vs. N.C. Cen- tral)
4 — Duke all-time record of career interception returns for TDs for CB Bryon Fields Jr. ... The scores came against Tulane (2014), Pittsburgh (2016), N.C. Central (2017) & North Carolina (2017)
4 — Seasons with 3+ rushing TDs for RB Shaun Wilson, matching the school record previously set by Tom Davis (1941-42-43-44), George Clark
(1944-45-46-47) and Jela Duncan (2012- 13-15-16)
• In the David Cutcliffe Era, the Blue Devils are 51-6 (.895) when leading or tied following three quarters of action
• The Blue Devils have estab- lished a school single-season re- cord with four interception returns for touchdowns in 2017 ... The previous standard of three was set in 1942, 1945 and 1949
• Honors for LB Joe Giles-Harris this season include rst team All- ACC, second team All-America and the Carmen Falcone Award as Duke's MVP ... The Nyack, N.Y., native has compiled 117 tackles, 15.0 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, one INT, one caused fum- ble, four PBUs and seven quar- terback pressures ... He currently leads all ACC linebackers in tack- les for loss while ranking third in the league and tied for 20th in the nation in tackles per game (9.75)
24.5 — Career TFL in 24 games for LB Joe Giles-Harris
5 — Total yards allowed by the Duke defense to Georgia Tech in the third quarter in Week 11 ... In the period, the Yellow Jackets ran a total of six plays and were forced to punt twice
20 & 10 — Daniel Jones is one of three QBs in Duke history to post 20+ passing TDs and 10+ rushing TDs in a career, joining Leo Hart (23 & 13; 1968-70) and Anthony Boone (38 & 16; 2011-14) ... In 24 career games, Jones has 28 passing TDs and 13 rushing TDs
2 — Players in Duke history — Bran- don Connette & Daniel Jones — to record 300+ passing yards and 100+ rushing yards in a single game
Connette vs. Pitt (2013): 323 & 101 Jones vs. Northwestern (2017): 305 & 108


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