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Duke Blue Devils

2008 Duke Blue Devils

Head Coach: David Cutcliffe (1st season)

Stadium: Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC

Record: 4-8 (1-7 ACC)

Previous: 2007

Next: 2009

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Result Score Record
8/30 James Madison W 31-7 1-0
9/6 Northwestern L 20-24 1-1
9/13 Navy W 41-31 2-1
9/27 Virginia W 31-3 3-1 (1-0)
10/4 at Georgia Tech L 0-27 3-2 (1-1)
10/18 Miami (FL) L 31-49 3-3 (1-2)
10/25 at Vanderbilt W 10-7 4-3 (1-2)
11/1 at Wake Forest L 30-33 (OT) 4-4 (1-3)
11/8 at North Carolina State L 17-27 4-5 (1-4)
11/15 at Clemson L 7-31 4-6 (1-5)
11/22 at Virginia Tech L 3-14 4-7 (1-6)
11/22 at North Carolina L 20-28 4-8 (1-7)

Season factsEdit

  • Duke's four wins equaled the team’s win total from the previous four seasons combined[1]
  • According to the Sagarin rankings, Duke faced the second toughest schedule in the country[1]
  • Of the 11 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams the Blue Devils played against, 10 became bowl-eligible (Virginia fell just short at 5-7). The 12th team, James Madison, went 12-1 in the Championship Subdivision.
  • Duke place-kickers went 13-for-18 in field goal attempts, a 72.2 percent clip that was a team's best since 1998
  • Punter Kevin Jones ranked third in the ACC with a 40.8-yard average per kick
  • For the first time in history, attendance was over 30,000 for four home games
  • Duke has finished last or tied for last in the ACC for five consecutive seasons and six out of the last seven.

StatisticsEdit

TeamEdit

Team Opp
Scoring 241  281 
  Points per Game 20.1  23.4 
First Downs 213  212 
  Rushing 81  85 
  Passing 118  113 
  Penalty 14  14 
Total Offense 3,646  4,283 
  Avg per Play 4.4  5.4 
  Avg per Game 303.8  356.9 
Fumbles-Lost 23-9  20-11 
Penalties-Yards 56-526  56-490 
  Avg per Game 43.8  40.8 
Team Opp
Punts-Yards 74-2,904  62-2,352 
  Avg per Punt 39.2  37.9 
Time of Possession/Game 30:21  29:39 
3rd Down Conversions 67/183 (37%)  66/168 (39%) 
4th Down Conversions 7/19 (37%)  5/19 (26%) 
Touchdowns Scored 29  35 
Field Goals-Attempts-Long 13-88-55  11-55 
PAT-Attempts 28-28  34-34 
Attendance 201,091  257,833 
  Games/Avg per Game 7/28,727  5/51,567 

[2]

Scores by quarterEdit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Duke 48 60 74 59 241
Opponents 78 71 69 60 278


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tysiac, Ken. "Cutcliffe Gets Extension", December 21, 2008. Retrieved on December 21, 2008. 
  2. 2008 Duke Football Game Results
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