Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Duke Hosts Miami in ACC Coastal Division Action

No. 22 Duke (6-1, 3-0 ACC) returns home following two straight road trips to host Coastal Division foe Miami (4-3, 1-2 ACC) on Saturday, October 31 at 7 p.m. at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium ... ESPNU will broadcast the game with Allen Bestwick (play-byplay) & Dan Hawkins (analyst).

This week’s game will mark the 13th meeting between Duke and Miami, with the Hurricanes holding a 10-2 series advantage ... The series began in 1976 with a 20-7 Blue Devil win ... In 2013, Duke posted a 48-30 victory in Durham to snap a nine-game skid against the Hurricanes.

Duke holds an all-time record of 91- 37-5 as a nationally-ranked squad ... The Blue Devils are 7-6 all-time when playing on Halloween ... Duke will celebrate Family Weekend and Iron Dukes Day against Miami ... Time Warner Cable is the official game sponsor of Saturday’s Duke-Miami contest.

Duke has limited its opponent to 25 or fewer points in 22 of its last 26 regular season games.

Over their last 17 ACC regular season games, the Blue Devils are 14-3 ... Only Florida State (16-1) and Clemson (14-3) have equal or better ledgers.

Blue Devils by the Numbers

5 — Career kickoff returns for TDs for S DeVon Edwards including a 95- yard scoring effort at Tulane and 100- yard dash against Georgia Tech ... The only active player nationally with more KORs for TDs is Autrey Golden of UTEP (6) ... In addition, Edwards’ 28.89 career kickoff return average ranks second nationally among active players trailing only Rashaad Penny of San Diego State (29.33)

5-0 — Duke’s record when S DeVon Edwards returns a kickoff for a TD ... The five victories have come against N.C. State (2013), North Carolina (2013), Pittsburgh (2014), Tulane (2015) & Georgia Tech (2015)

37.38 — Kickoff return average this year for S DeVon Edwards, a mark that would rank second nationally if the minimum qualification of 1.2 returns per game was met ... Edwards has just eight returns in seven games

14.0 — ACC-leading total of tackles for loss for S Jeremy Cash ... Cash’s per game average of 2.00 TFL ranks second nationally behind Carl Nassib of Penn State (2.19) ... Cash is the only DB among the nation’s top 75 in TFL per game

34-8 — Duke’s record under David Cutcliffe when leading at halftime 378 — Career points for K Ross Martin ... Martin currently sits in fourth place on the ACC’s career scoring chart, 15 points away from moving into a tie for third place with former Maryland standout Nick Novack

10-14 — Rushing TDs & passing TDs for QB Thomas Sirk in his career ... The only other Duke QBs to register double figures in both columns are Anthony Boone (16-38), Mike Dunn (22-11) & Leo Hart (13-23)

0.57 — Sacks per game allowed by the Duke offensive line, an average that leads the ACC

6 — Blue Devils with multiple rushing TDs this season, marking the highest total in the ACC ... Among the Power 5 schools, only Michigan and Ole Miss match Duke’s total ... QB Parker Boehme and RB Shaquille Powell lead the way with three rushing TDs apiece followed by RB Zach Boden, RB Jela Duncan, QB Thomas Sirk and RB Shaun Wilson with two each

4 — Career TD runs of 45+ yards for RB Shaun Wilson

3 — Seasons with 3+ TD receptions for WR Max McCaffrey, who is one of 11 players in Duke history to accomplish the feat ... In 47 career games at Duke, the Castle Rock, Colo., native has 90 catches for 1,058 yards and nine TDs