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Duke and No. 16 Virginia Tech are trying to focus on the game and ignore the implications.
The Hokies (6-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) are in contention for the Coastal Division title and a berth in the ACC championship game. But last season taught them to take games one at a time.
The Blue Devils (5-2, 1-2) are one victory away from a program first - consecutive bowl berths - but know that thinking about the prize instead of how they got to this point would be a mistake.
Virginia Tech has won six in a row. The Hokies are coming off a bye week that allowed them to get healthy.
Both teams also recall last season's game, in which Duke went ahead 20-0 before the Hokies gathered themselves for a 41-20 victory.
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Ohio State will host Atlantic Coast Conference power Virginia Tech on Sept. 6 next year instead of Sept. 20, as was originally scheduled.
The change was made to accommodate ESPN.
Sept. 6 was initially an off week for the Buckeyes after the opener against Navy at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium. The first off week of the 2014 season will now move to Sept. 20.
Photos from Duke's huge upset victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday afternoon.
The Duke Blue Devils will travel to play the No. 14 ranked Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday in a match-up of two ACC schools.
At 5-2 Duke recently picked up their first ACC win of the season while a 6-1 Virginia Tech team is looking to move to an improbable 7-1.
Coverage of the game between Duke and Virginia Tech will air on ESPNU beginning at 3:30 pm ET from Lane...
The Blue Devils are bowl eligible for the second straight season after beating Virginia Tech on Saturday.
Anthony Boone ran for a touchdown, Ross Martin kicked two long
field goals and Duke ended a long history of losing to ranked teams
with a 13-10 victory against No. 16 Virginia Tech on Saturday.
Jarrett Boykin, who went undrafted in 2012 after leaving Virginia Tech as the school's all-time leading receiver, has gone from afterthought to a key members of the Packers' injury-plagued offense.
The Blue Devils and Hokies are preparing to meet on Saturday with different motivations, but the same approach.