North Carolina Central (0-0) at Duke (0-0)
Wallace Wade Stadium (40,004-Natural Grass) Durham, NC
Offensive Schemes: MULTIPLE Defensive Schemes: 4-2-5
09/02 6PM-ACC Network Extra
Official sponsor for this contest: Ameritas
Play-by-Play: Shawn Kenney
Analyst: Al Groh
Duke Blue Devils David Cutcliffe
(0-0, 4-8 in 2016)
Career Record 96-90/16th year
Duke Record 52-61/10th year
vs. NC Central 5-0
NCCU Eagles: Jerry Mack
Career Record 24-11/4th year
NCCU record 24-11/4th year
vs Duke 0-2
2016 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl
Lost 9-10 to Grambling State
Last year, the NCCU Eagles were the first outright football champions of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference since 2012 and became the first football team in school history to win a third straight conference title.
Entering 2017, NCCU has lost half of its starters and half of its letter winners from a year ago.
NCCU Top Returning Starters:
Offense: Ramone Simpson Nick Leverett
Defense: Reggie Hunter Antonio Brown
This will be the sixth meeting on the gridiron between Duke and Central. All five previous meetings have been at Wallace Wade.
2017 Duke Team Captains:
QB Daniel Jones
CB Bryon Fields Jr.
DT Mike Ramsay
C Austin Davis
Duke QB Daniel Jones (So.) enters the 2017 season with an active streak of 173 consecutive pass attempts without an INT.
Dating back to the 2013 season the Blue Devils are 28-16 in their last 44 regular season games. (18 of their last 24 games against non-conference opponents)
Top returning starters for the Blue Devils
Daniel Jones, T.J. Rahming, Johnathan Lloyd and Shaun Wilson
Ben Humphreys, Joe Giles-Harris, Bryon Fields and Mark Gilbert
DT Quaven Ferguson (leg)
LB Brandon Hill (leg)
OUT FOR SEASON
C Will Taylor (leg)