Originally written on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 11/8/14
The way football works, talent usually wins the day and Duke hasnt had as much as their opponents in the past. The last few years, Duke (2-0) has kept it close with most teams but still cant hang in games against ACC powerhouses like Clemson and Florida State. (There are plenty of other ACC teams in that predicament, by the way.) That hasnt been the case with Georgia Tech (1-0), though. As Duke coach David Cutcliffe discussed this week, Duke has always made slowing the option offense a priority in the offseason. And thats why two of the past three meetings with the Yellow Jackets have been decided by ten points or fewer and last years was deceptively lopsided, as Duke had a chance to tie late. Could this be the year that Duke finally beats Georgia Tech? It could be. Dukes defense is much improved, and it is obviously used to facing the Georgia Tech offense. The only problem here is that while Dukes starting quarterback is plenty capable, Brandon Connette is still in his first rea...
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