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  10/20/20 - Chase BricerJr/2022, Duke, 6-1, 235 (DS#11 QB) + More +

  Duke coach David Cutcliffe said after the game that he liked the "fight" of his team and at every position Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium. Quarterback Chase Brice was "fierce" in the way he played, Cutcliffe said, shouldering the blame for a couple of Brice's three interceptions. Turnovers have been a season-long malady for Duke. The Blue Devils had 19 before the game, more than any other FBS team, and added to that troubling total. The Pack's second TD came on a blocked punt late in the first half. Third downs were a problem - Duke was 4 of 16 on conversions while the Pack was 7 of 15. - Herald Sun

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  10/20/20 - Lummie Young IVrJr/2022, Duke, 6-0, 205 (DS#999 SS) + More +

  Just as Devin Leary was starting to heat up, the N.C. State quarterback might be out for a length of time. Leary took a hit from Duke's Lummie Young IV in the third quarter and it didn't look good for the redshirt sophomore. As Leary went to slide, Young hit Leary near the head. Leary tried to get up, but fell to the group. Young's hit caused Leary's foot to bend in an awkward direction. The N.C. State medical staff immediately put a cast on Leary's left foot and he was carted off the field. Young was ejected for the hit. - Raleigh News Observer

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  10/18/20 - Chase BricerJr/2022, Duke, 6-1, 235 (DS#11 QB) + More +

  Brice threw interceptions No. 9, 10 and 11 of the season, the first a bad decision to throw over the middle at the goal line, the second when he was hit while throwing, the third deeper over the middle with Duke down a score in the fourth quarter. Still a heavy emphasis on the tight ends, with the receivers mostly forgotten again. Jake Bobo did have a nice sequence, dodging tackles on a short touchdown to make it 17-7 after a leaping catch on the sideline. - Herald Sun

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  10/18/20 - Noah GraySr/2021, Duke, 6-4, 240 (DS#1 TE) + More +

  Duke quarterback Chase Brice has had an inconsistent season but he quickly learned one thing: throwing the ball to Noah Gray is never a bad decision. No Duke tight end has caught more passes than Gray. His second catch in Saturday's game against N.C. State moved him past Stan Crisson with 99 career receptions, the most by a tight end in school history. Crisson played in the early 1960s. No. 87 for the Blue Devils is dependable, reliable, consistent. The 6-4, 240-pound senior can mix it up along the line, getting key blocks. He can find the open areas in pass routes and has the sure hands, and he's a big target.

Against Notre Dame in the opener, Gray lined up in the backfield at times. On one play, he shot a gap through the line after the snap and hauled in a nice sideline pass. Gray, a native of Leominster, Mass., was named one of Duke's co-captains for the 2020 season. That came after a 2019 season in which he caught 51 passes, was named second-team All-ACC and was a second team Walter Camp All-America selection. Gray led ACC tight ends in catches and was second among Power Five tight ends in grab in 2019. - Herald Sun


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  10/17/20 - Deon JacksonSr/2021, Duke, 5-11, 220 (DS#15 RB) + More +

  Duke's running back duo Deon Jackson and Mataeo Durant carried the game against Syracuse, both recording 150+ rushing yards. They became the first Blue Devils pair to rush for 150+ yards in a single game, and the first duo to rush for 100+ since three Duke players did so against Indiana five years ago. Jackson, who rushed for 169 yards, currently sits eighth in the ACC, averaging 82.40 yards per game. His total on Saturday ranks as the fourth most by a single rusher under Cutcliffe while Durant ranks as fifth (163 yards). "I feel like me and Deon are very much pretty similar, he's just a bigger back than I am. I feel like we have a lot of speed and we're both very powerful," Durant said. "We're just a great one-two punch overall-there's not a drop-off when he comes in or when I go in." - Herald Sun

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  10/12/20 - Charlie HamrFr/2024, Duke, 6-1, 180 (DS#12 K) + More +

  OCT 12 ACC SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK: Charlie Ham, Duke, R-Fr., Atlanta, Ga.,...Registered 12 total points with a perfect kicking performance - 3-for-3 on PATs and 3-for-3 on field goals - in the Blue Devils' 38-24 win at Syracuse on Saturday...Successful field goal attempts of 36, 45 and 21 yards. - ACC Football

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  10/12/20 - Chase BricerJr/2022, Duke, 6-1, 235 (DS#11 QB) + More +

  There's work to be done for quarterback Chase Brice, but this uneven performance at least shows there's a high upside. Brice started 5-for-5 with a 26-yard touchdown pass on the opening drive, and then threw eight straight incompletions and was benched after his fumble was returned for a touchdown. Gunnar Holmberg replaced him for a possession and also fumbled. Brice seemed to find his rhythm afterward, throwing for a 52-yard touchdown at the end of the first half. A second-half interception thrown between four Orange defenders was another blemish, but overall Brice threw for 270 yards and two scores. - Herald Sun

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  10/10/20 - Chase BricerJr/2022, Duke, 6-1, 235 (DS#11 QB) + More +

  Chase Brice threw for two touchdowns, Mataeo Durant rushed for 163 yards and two more scores, and Deon Jackson rushed for a career-high 169 yards and Duke finally won a game, holding off Syracuse 38-24 on Saturday. Duke (1-4, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) won despite three lost fumbles and an interception, but Syracuse (1-3, 1-3) only turned them into seven points. The Blue Devils entered the game with 15 turnovers, the most in the nation, while Syracuse was second nationally in turnovers gained with 10. On this day, it finally didn't matter for the Blue Devils, who used the backfield tandem of Jackson and Durant to wreak considerable havoc while the Syracuse offense sputtered. Quarterback Tommy DeVito never found any sort of rhythm, misfiring repeatedly on long throws, and failed to capitalize on any of the turnovers. He finished 13-of-26 passing for 255 yards and two touchdowns. He was injured when sacked early in the fourth quarter for the fifth time and replaced by Rex Culpepper. Duke came from behind with two touchdowns late in the second quarter to gain a 14-point halftime lead. - AP College Football

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  10/05/20 - Chase BricerJr/2022, Duke, 6-1, 235 (DS#11 QB) + More +

  Brice had his best college moment against Syracuse - with Clemson. With the Tigers trailing the Orange 23-20 late in the fourth quarter in the 2018 game at Clemson, with quarterback Trevor Lawrence out of the game, Brice led the Tigers 94 yards for the winning score. What the transfer wants now is to get Duke a winning score. College football has become a sport of constant movement and change. Herbert is a graduate transfer. Braxton Burmeister, the Hokies' starting quarterback Saturday, transferred from Oregon and running back Raheem Blackshear from Rutgers. So it goes.

Brice, who played two years as Lawrence's backup at Clemson, finally found a comfort level Saturday in the second half - Duke had only 91 yards in total offense in the opening half. He connected on some down-the-field throws and found senior tight end Noah Gray, the old reliable, for another TD pass. "This is our fifth real live competition, with one live scrimmage," Brice said. "Later on now we're beginning to click a little better. I'm understanding my personnel and feeling more confident in the system and play-calling." - Herald Sun


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  09/28/20 - Chase BricerJr/2022, Duke, 6-1, 235 (DS#11 QB) + More +

  Four of the six teams with the most turnovers are from the ACC. Duke has committed 14, most in the nation, and is followed by Georgia Tech with 12. Louisville has the fourth-most in the country, at eight, and Florida State is tied for fifth with six. - AP College Football

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  09/23/20 - Mark GilbertrSr/2021, Duke, 6-0, 175 (DS#77 CB) + More +

  Duke senior cornerback Mark Gilbert underwent surgery on Tuesday to remove a loose bone fragment in his right foot. He will be out of action indefinitely. The Fayetteville, N.C., native started Duke's opening two games, making eight tackles, and intercepting one pass. In 29 career games, Gilbert has accumulated 65 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, seven interceptions, and 17 pass breakups. - Duke Football

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  09/23/20 - Josh BlackwellrJr/2022, Duke, 5-11, 175 (DS#999 CB) + More +

  Duke redshirt junior cornerback Josh Blackwell underwent surgery Monday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee suffered in Sunday's practice. He will be out indefinitely. The Buford, Ga., native started Duke's opening two games, making four tackles, including one tackle for loss. He was also the Blue Devils' primary punt returner, registering five returns this season for 35 yards. - Duke Football

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  09/23/20 - Noah GraySr/2021, Duke, 6-4, 240 (DS#1 TE) + More +

  When in doubt, find Noah Gray. That's been the strategy for Duke quarterback Chase Brice, who has now linked up with the senior tight end 10 times for 129 yards in the Blue Devils' first two games. "He's a fast-twitch guy with great hands," Brice said of Gray. "And he knows how to get open." After catching five passes for 68 yards on eight targets against No. 10 Notre Dame, the 6-foot-4 Gray caught another five for 61 yards on seven targets in a 26-6 loss to Boston College on Saturday. In both games, the reigning All-ACC second teamer has led Duke (0-2) in receiving yards and tied for the lead in receptions. And he's on pace to shatter Duke's all-time tight end catch record - with 86 career catches, he's just 12 behind all-time leader Stan Crisson's 98 from 1961 to 1963.

The Brice-Gray connection was perhaps the only positive to glean from the Blue Devils' blowout loss to the Eagles, one in which they turned the ball over five times and were outscored 19-0 in the second half. And even Gray's productivity has been tied to Duke's struggles. Although he's gotten down the field for a few big gains this season, Gray has mostly been forced into a safety valve role for Brice, catching shorter passes as the graduate quarterback escapes pressure and sacks - which have been plentiful through Duke's first two games. - Herald Sun


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  09/23/20 - Victor DimukejeSr/2021, Duke, 6-2, 265 (DS#14 DE) + More +

  Senior defensive end Victor Dimukeje flirted with a school record Saturday. He logged two solo sacks and three sack assists for a total of 3.5 sacks - the second most in team history, behind Blaine Earon's four against Georgia Tech in 1949. And he did it against a Boston College offensive line that returned four All-ACC selections. Dimukeje nows sits in a tie for second with his teammate, Chris Rumph II, who also logged 3.5 sacks in a win against Miami last season. - Herald Sun

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  09/21/20 - Victor DimukejeSr/2021, Duke, 6-2, 265 (DS#14 DE) + More +

  SEPT 21 ACC CO-DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Victor Dimukeje, Duke, Sr., DE, Baltimore, Md.,...Recorded six total tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and caused a fumble in Saturday's game versus visiting Boston College...The 3.5 sacks matched the second highest single-game total in Duke history and resulted in minus-22 yards...Posted 3.5 sacks against a Boston College offensive line that returned four All-ACC honorees and led the league in fewest sacks allowed per game in 2019 (1.00)...Spearheaded a Duke pass rush that generated 6.0 total sacks against the Eagles. - ACC Football

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