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The Duke Blue Devils have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the North Carolina Tar Heels and are hoping to record their first win since Nov. 10 of 2018. Duke and UNC will face off in an ACC battle at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium. The Blue Devils are out to keep their three-game home win streak alive.
Duke fought the good fight in their overtime contest against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets last week but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 23-20. QB Riley Leonard had a pretty forgettable game, throwing one interception and fumbling the ball once with only 3.32 yards per passing attempt.
Speaking of close games: UNC sure made it a nail-biter, but they managed to escape with a 27-24 victory over the Miami (FL) Hurricanes last week. The team accrued 21 points in the first half and coasted on those for the victory. It was another big night for UNC’s QB Drake Maye, who passed for two TDs and 309 yards on 28 attempts in addition to picking up 53 yards on the ground. Near the top of the highlight reel was Maye’s 74-yard TD bomb to WR J.J. Jones in the first quarter.
The Blue Devils are expected to lose this next one by 7. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with Duke, who are 2-3 against the spread.
Duke is now 4-2 while UNC sits at 5-1. Two offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Duke comes into the matchup boasting the 24th most rushing touchdowns in the nation at 14. UNC has displayed some offensive firepower of their own as they enter the game with 33 overall offensive touchdowns, good for third best in the nation.
For #UNC, with Drake Maye, there’s always a way. The Tar Heels completed the game-winning drive with 16 seconds remaining for a dramatic win. Instant Analysis from Wallace Wade Stadium: https://t.co/8yz1yGybDy pic.twitter.com/GWogbFnbQt
5 days until Opening Night! pic.twitter.com/1472Ku3P5F
Proud of those men on the field tonight! Elko era on full display and it’s legit! Get behind these guys! Culture has switched! Duke football is back! @DukeFOOTBALL
im so fucking furious. worst screw job since miami. hope elko doesn’t pussy foot like cut did
@CoachMikeElko put your venmo out there. We will pay for the fine.
Mack Brown postgame: “One of the best things we do is one-minute offense. I knew when we had two mins left in the game after they missed a FG, we had a great chance to win.”
FINAL: UNC escapes Duke 38-35.
Drake Maye’s TD pass to Antoine Green proves to be the game-winner with 16 seconds remaining. Will Hardy’s interception seals it.
Tar Heels improve to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the ACC. Maye 380 passing yards, 70 rushing yards and three TDs.
North Carolina 38, Duke 35
ACC officials should be ashamed.
Ball Game#CarolinaFootball 🏈 @WellsFargo pic.twitter.com/PQlNl8esJJ
The ACC Network announcers are full of it. They’ve actively rooted for this outcome all night.
His team is being cheated. https://t.co/3HnQvt3iBe
Can’t play for the flag guys.
Go to the end zone
So do the refs. https://t.co/cyvd83NtpV
Nah ok I see the green
Again. Elko should go nuts.
Antoine Green wiggles free for a tight-rope TD and we re-take the lead with 16 seconds to go.
Carolina 38, Duke 35 pic.twitter.com/iNrPq5NAhP
TD stands up after official review. Drake Maye to Antoine Green for an 8-yard score to put UNC ahead with 16 seconds left. Green tightroped the corner of the end zone.
Tar Heels lead 38-35.
He was out of bounds.
ACC gifts UNC a life and they make the most of it.
Two plays. Seven yards.
Elko should NUCLEAR on the refs and Duke should pay whatever fine there is. In pennies.
Man….everyone feels what’s coming
What an awful call. Robbery.
Duke might be out of field goal range
The ACC refs….
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