If you are looking for a feel good college football story start directing your focus toward Durham, North Carolina where the Duke Blue Devils are close to becoming bowl eligible.Saturday Duke defeated Wake Forest for the first time since 1999 34-27 to end September 4-1, the Blue Devils best start since 1994 which was the last time Duke went to a bowl game.
Here’s a game report from Bob Holliday of WRAL-TV.
And here’s the game highlights. (Thanks goduke.com)
Here’s what’s left on Duke’s schedule:
Oct. 6 Virginia
Oct. 13 at Virginia Tech
Oct. 20 North Carolina
Oct. 27 at Florida State
Nov. 3 Clemson
Nov. 17 at Georgia Tech
Nov. 24 Miami
Yes it gets tough for the Blue Devils but Duke should be favored against Virginia and Georgia Tech, win those games and Duke is bowl eligible.Of course Duke would like to pull off a few upsets along the way and the way this team is playing with confidence it would surprise me.
Plus those of us at the OSG HQ are ignoring the “no cheering in the press box” rule and openly pulling for Duke head coach David Cutcliffe. Coach Cut is one of the classiest in the business. What he has accomplished at Duke in five years in amazing. It may not be reflected in the won-loss record but that program has come a long way.