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NCCU at Duke (2017 Bull City Gridiron Classic)

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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

Head Coaches:
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.

Duke (5-0)

2009 (49-15)
2012 (54-17)
2013 (45-0)
2015 (55-0)
2016 (49-6)

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

Injury Report
DT Quaven Ferguson (leg)
LB Brandon Hill (leg)
C Will Taylor (leg)

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