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Game Notes: Clemson | Nov. 17 | 7:00 PM | ESPN
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Release: 11/13/2018
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Duke (7-3, 3-3 ACC)


#2 Clemson (10-0, 7-0 ACC)

When: Nov. 17 | 7:00 PM (EST)

Where: Memorial Stadium

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Duke (7-3, 3-3 ACC) at #2 Clemson (10-0, 7-0 ACC)
Saturday, November 17, 2018 • 7:00 PM • ESPN
Clemson, S.C. • Memorial Stadium (81,500 • Natural grass)

Duke travels to face No. 2 Clemson on Saturday, November 10 ... Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.
• Beginning with the September 22 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
• Dating back to the 2013 season, the Blue Devils are 41-25 (.621) in their last 66 regular season games
• Duke is 20-12 (.625) in its last 32 road games
• The Blue Devils are 28-140-6 all-time against nationally-ranked opponents (AP poll) including ledgers of 10-57-4 versus top-10 foes and 3-30-2 against top-5 competition
• This past Saturday, Duke defeated rival North Carolina, 42-35, behind a school single-game record 547 yards of total offense from QB Daniel Jones ... Jones threw for 361 yards and three TDs while rushing for 186 yards and one score to post the fifth-highest single-game total offensive yardage output in ACC history
• Saturday’s game will mark the 54th on the gridiron between the two schools, with Clemson holding a 36-16-1 series advantage ... The series began in 1934 with a 20-6 Duke win ... Clemson won the most recent affair, 56-20, in 2012 ... Duke’s last win in the series came in 2004 (16-13 in Durham) while the Blue Devils’ last victory at Memorial Stadium was a 34-17 decision in 1980
• Over the last three weeks, RB Deon Jackson has totaled 646 all-purpose yards on 47 touches, good for an average of 13.8 yards per handle ... His yardage has come via rush (41-353), reception (7-112) and kickoff return (9-181)
• Last week’s win over North Carolina marked Duke’s seventh victory of the year and secured a winning season -- the program’s fifth in the last six years for the most successful stretch since five winning seasons in six years between 1960-65
• Duke ranks second to Clemson in the ACC in red zone defense, having allowed its opponents to score on 20-of-27 (.741) trips inside the 20 yard line
• Duke WR T.J. Rahming has caught 3+ passes in 17 consecutive games dating back to last season ... In 47 career games, Rahming has 231 receptions for 2,626 yards and 11 TDs
• Nine different Blue Devils have caught a TD pass covering 20+ yards this season with WR Johnathan Lloyd hauling in a team-high three
• Eleven different Blue Devils have recorded 3.0 TFL or more this season ... DE Chris Rumph II leads the way with 8.0, followed by DE Victor Dimukeje (7.0) and LB Joe Giles-Harris (7.0)
• Duke LB Joe Giles-Harris is one of five Duke players to register 300+ tackles and 30.0+ TFL in a career, joining Mike Junkin (513 & 36.0; 1983-86), Ryan Fowler (495 & 47.5; 2000-03), Michael Tauiliili (434 & 46.0; 2005-08) & Jeremy Cash (333 & 38.0; 2013-15)
4 — Road victories for Duke this season (Northwestern, Baylor, Georgia Tech & Miami) ... Among ACC schools, only Clemson (5) has more
4:1 — Combined TD-to-INT ratio (24:6) for Duke’s three QBs: Daniel Jones (16:6), Quentin Harris (7:0) & Chris Katrenick (1:0)
.532 — Combined pass completion percentage for Duke’s opponents this season to rank third in the ACC, trailing only Clemson (.521) & Miami (.528)
5.5 — Yards per rushing attempt for RB Deon Jackson this season with 725 yards on 132 carries
16 — Defensive INT returns for TDs in the David Cutcliffe Era at Duke
34.5 — Duke’s ACC-low penalty yards per game average
403 — All-purpose yards for RB Deon Jackson at Pittsburgh on October 27, to join Clemson’s Tobias Palmer (496 vs. N.C. State, 2012) and Wake Forest’s John Leach (411 vs. Maryland, 1993) as the only players in ACC history to top the 400-yard plateau in a single week
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)
20 — Punts downed inside the opponent 20 yard line against two touchbacks for P Austin Parker