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Duke RB Jela Duncan suspended, to miss Chick-Fil-A bowl

Duke has suspended rushing leader Jela Duncan from school for an undisclosed violation of its academic policy. School officials said in a statement Saturday that the sophomore is not eligible to return until the Spring 2015 semester. He will not play for the 22nd-ranked Blue Devils in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against No. 20 Texas A&M. Duncan rushed for 562 yards and three touchdowns...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke top rusher Duncan suspended for academic violation

Duke has suspended rushing leader Jela Duncan from school for an undisclosed violation of its academic policy. School officials said in a statement Saturday that the sophomore is not eligible to return until the Spring 2015 semester. He will not play for the 22nd-ranked Blue Devils in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against No. 20 Texas A&M. Duncan rushed for 562 yards and three touchdowns...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke RB Duncan suspended for academic violation

Duke has suspended rushing leader Jela Duncan from school for an undisclosed violation of its academic policy. School officials said in a statement Saturday that the sophomore is not eligible to return until the Spring 2015 semester. He will not play for the 22nd-ranked Blue Devils in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against No. 20 Texas A&M. Duncan rushed for 562 yards and three touchdowns...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke 27 UNC 25

In the end UNC and Duke's season have been opposites in a way. Both teams are fairly evenly matched across the board. Both teams have average offenses and defenses relative to the rest of college football. But one team is now 10-2 and going to the ACC Championship Game and the other 6-6 and possibly headed to some less than desirable bowl destination. The reason? Perfectly illustrated...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke Running Backs Secret to Blue Devils Success?

At 5-2 and just one win away from bowl eligibility for the second consecutive year, a lot of attention has been paid to the play of Duke’s quarterback and the defense as a whole. The wins which are starting to come in greater number, 11 in the last year and a half, seem to always be attributed to the play of the Duke running back Shaquille Powell has stepped up his play as...
Via SCACC Hoops
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke earns 1st shutout since '89, routs NCCU 45-0

Brandon Connette threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, and Duke earned its first shutout in 24 years with a season-opening 45-0 rout of North Carolina Central on Saturday. Jamison Crowder returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown, starting QB Anthony Boone had a 1-yard touchdown run and Jela Duncan added a 3-yard scoring run. Connette - his backup and short-yardage specialist...
Via Fox Sports
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke's O-line, running backs should mean more balance

In the first few years of the David Cutcliffe era at Duke, the Blue Devils didn't really run the ball all that much. Yes, Cutcliffe's offense is more quarterback-friendly than some. But thats not why. They werent running it because they couldnt.From 2009-11, Duke averaged the fewest rushing attempts in the league each season and was last or second-to-last in yards per carry...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke's O-line, running backs should mean more balance

In the first few years of the David Cutcliffe era at Duke, the Blue Devils didn't really run the ball all that much. Yes, Cutcliffe's offense is more quarterback-friendly than some. But thats not why. They werent running it because they couldnt.From 2009-11, Duke averaged the fewest rushing attempts in the league each season and was last or second-to-last in yards per carry...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke Football 2013 Position Breakdowns: Running Backs

The one position that could be poised for the biggest breakout and is loaded with perhaps the most talent is at the running back position. Duke return all of is key running backs from last year and the only question that needs to be answered is will the offense utilize the running attack in a more productive and prolific way. The Blue Devils have not always utilized or focused...
Via SCACC Hoops
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Pre-Season Preview: Duke Blue Devils

2012 Record: 6-7 (3-5 in ACC) Head Coach: David Cutcliffe (21-40 at Duke, 65-69 All-Time) Four Year Trend: 4.25 wins and 8 losses Last Bowl Game: 2013 Belk Bowl: lost to Cincinnati 48-34 Stadium: Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, NC (capacity = 33,941) Home Field Advantage: ranked 54th out of 69 BCS teams Schedule Glimpse: 2013 Schedule Link ...
Via College Football Zealots
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke Running Game Highlights Scrimmage

Sophomore running back Jela Duncan ran for 48 yards and two touchdowns in the Blue Devils’ intrasquad scrimmage Saturday.
Via duke.scout.com
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Belk Bowl: Duke has to Slow Balanced Cincy Attack

When Duke takes on Cincinnati in the 2012 Belk Bowl it will be heading into unfamiliar waters. Duke is playing in its first bowl game since the 1994 season. It has been well documented since really forever that the Blue Devils haven’t been to a bowl game, any bowl game, since the 1994 season when they played in the Hall of Fame Bowl against Wisconsin. Less known is that Duke...
Via SCACC Hoops
December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke Starts Bowl Prep With Work To Do

Duke Football is back at work after a brief break following the end of the regular season and boy do they have a lot of work to do to get ready for their first bowl appearance in 18 years. Duke has begun preparations for the 2012 Belk Bowl which will be played in Charlotte on December 27. After a disappointing November saw the Blue Devils drop all three games they played in...
Via SCACC Hoops
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke-FSU: Seminoles Just Too Good

There was some hope that Duke might be able to keep Florida State close but it became very obvious very early that the Blue Devils keep up with the class of the ACC. Florida State poured on the fireworks early scoring two early touchdowns on a couple explosive plays and from that pointon the game was never a contest. Defensively the Seminoles dominated the Duke offense to the...
Via SCACC Hoops
October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke running game starting to gain traction

Last season, Duke Football gained over 100 yards only 6 times. They ranked dead last in the Atlantic Coast Conference at just 94 yards per game on the ground. Since 2007, the Blue Devils have only averaged over 100 yards a game once in 2008 when they tallied 106 yards/game. Not coincidentally, they finished last in the league every year except that one. The 2012 Blue Devils have...
Via SCACC Hoops
October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke-Wake: Deacs, Streaks and Stakes on the Line

There is a lot at stake when the Blue Devils travel to Wake Forest this weekend beyond the fact that Duke hasn't beaten the Demon Deacons in 12 years.  And besides the streak, there are tremendous stakes in this game, a game some fans and analysts have dubbed the most important for the Duke Football program since 1994. The Blue Devils schedule this season hasn't been the...
Via SCACC Hoops
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke shrugs off rough start, wins big over Memphis

Duke Football constantly lives in fear of falling back into its old ways and for a moment in the first half of their game against Memphis, it looked like that was what was happening.  However, the Blue Devils managed to use a strong game from quarterback Sean Renfree and Conner Vernon and a stellar effort by the Duke defense to  beat Memphis 38-14 to improve their record to 3...
Via SCACC Hoops
September 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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