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2011 Duke Blue Devils football team

The 2011 Duke Blue Devils football team represented Duke University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Blue Devils were led by fourth year head coach David Cutcliffe and played their home games at Wallace Wade Stadium. They are members of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Blue Devils finished the season with a record of 3–9, 1–7 in ACC play to finish in last place of the Coastal Division.

2011 Duke Blue Devils football
Duke Athletics logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2011 record3–9 (1–7 ACC)
Head coachDavid Cutcliffe (4th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorMatt Luke (4th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorKurt Roper (4th season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJim Knowles (2nd season)
Base defenseMultiple
Home stadiumWallace Wade Stadium
(Capacity: 33,941)
Seasons
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2012 →
2011 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 22 Clemson x$   6 2         10 4  
Wake Forest   5 3         6 7  
No. 23 Florida State   5 3         9 4  
NC State   4 4         8 5  
Boston College   3 5         4 8  
Maryland   1 7         2 10  
Coastal Division
No. 21 Virginia Tech x%   7 1         11 3  
Virginia   5 3         8 5  
Georgia Tech   5 3         8 5  
Miami   3 5         6 6  
North Carolina   3 5         7 6  
Duke   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Clemson 38, Virginia Tech 10
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:00 PMNo. 16 (FCS) Richmond*ESPN3L 21–2332,741
September 103:30 PMNo. 6 Stanford*
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ESPNUL 14–4424,785
September 1712:30 PMat Boston CollegeACCNW 20–1935,812
September 243:30 PMTulane* 
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ESPN3W 48–2720,138
October 17:00 PMat Florida International*ESPNUW 31–2722,682
October 153:00 PMFlorida State
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
FSNL 16–4124,687
October 2212:30 PMWake Forest
ACCNL 23–2422,258
October 2912:30 PMNo. 15 Virginia Tech
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ACCNL 10–1427,392
November 53:00 PMat Miami (FL)FSNL 14–4962,053
November 123:00 PMat VirginiaFSNL 21–3145,733
November 1912:30 PMNo. 23 Georgia Tech
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ACCNL 31–3818,747
November 263:30 PMat North CarolinaFSNL 21–3758,500

Do not play: Clemson, Maryland, and NC State.[1]

Game summariesEdit

Richmond SpidersEdit

Week One: Richmond Spiders at Duke Blue Devils
1 2 34Total
Spiders 0 10 7623
Blue Devils 0 7 14021

at Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, North Carolina

  • Date: September 3, 2011
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 32,741
  • TV: ESPN3
Game information

Despite high expectations, Duke lost to FCS opponent Richmond for the third time in six seasons. Down by 2, the Blue Devils missed a 28-yard field goal to take the lead with less than 2 minutes left in the game.

Stanford CardinalEdit

Week Two: #6 Stanford Cardinal at Duke Blue Devils
1 2 34Total
#6 Cardinal 7 10 131444
Blue Devils 0 7 0714

at Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, North Carolina

  • Date: September 10, 2011
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 24,785
  • TV: ESPNU
Game information

Although the Blue Devils kept the first half close, Stanford opened up the game in the second half. The last win for Duke against a top-10 nonconference game was against Stanford in 1971.

Boston College EaglesEdit

Week Three: Duke Blue Devils at Boston College Eagles
1 2 34Total
Blue Devils 0 14 0620
Eagles 7 12 0019

at Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

  • Date: September 17, 2011
  • Game time: 12:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 35,812
  • TV: ACC Network
Game information

In its conference opener, Duke broke through for its first win of the season. Sean Renfree set a Duke record with 41 completions, and BC missed a go-ahead 23-yard field goal with 43 seconds left in the game.

Tulane Green WaveEdit

Week Four: Tulane Green Wave at Duke Blue Devils
1 2 34Total
Green Wave 7 3 31427
Blue Devils 21 10 14348

at Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, North Carolina

  • Date: September 24, 2011
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 20,138
  • TV: ESPN3
Game information

Following up on a win at BC, Duke scored 5 rushing touchdowns to defeat Tulane by 21 points. Duke's offense was not forced to punt until the fourth quarter.

Florida International Golden PanthersEdit

Week Five: Duke Blue Devils at Florida International Golden Panthers
1 2 34Total
Blue Devils 17 0 01431
Golden Panthers 14 3 3727

at FIU Stadium, Miami, Florida

  • Date: October 1, 2011
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 22,682
  • TV: ESPN3
Game information

Duke won its 3rd game in a row by overcoming a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and not committing any turnovers. Conner Vernon and Donovan Varner both had over 100 yards receiving.

Florida State SeminolesEdit

Week Six: Florida State Seminoles at Duke Blue Devils
1 2 34Total
#23 Seminoles 17 10 7741
Blue Devils 3 0 01316

at Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, North Carolina

  • Date: October 15, 2011
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. EDT
  • TV: FSN
Game information

Wake Forest Demon DeaconsEdit

Week Seven: Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Duke Blue Devils
1 2 34Total
Demon Deacons 7 10 0724
Blue Devils 0 3 101023

at Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, North Carolina

  • Date: October 22, 2011
  • Game time: 12:30 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 22,258
  • TV: ACC Network
Game information

Virginia Tech HokiesEdit

Week Eight: Virginia Tech Hokies at Duke Blue Devils
1 2 34Total
#15 Hokies 7 7 0014
Blue Devils 0 7 3010

at Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, North Carolina

  • Date: October 29, 2011
  • Game time: 12:30 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 27,392
  • TV: ACC Network
Game information

Miami HurricanesEdit

Week Nine: Duke Blue Devils at Miami Hurricanes
1 2 Total
Blue Devils 0
Hurricanes 0

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: November 5, 2011
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m.
  • TV: FSN Affiliates
Game information

Virginia CavaliersEdit

Week Ten: Duke Blue Devils at Virginia Cavaliers
1 2 Total
Blue Devils 0
Cavaliers 0

at Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Virginia

  • Date: November 12, 2011
  • Game time: TBA
Game information

Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsEdit

Week Eleven: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Duke Blue Devils
1 2 Total
Yellow Jackets 0
Blue Devils 0

at Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, North Carolina

  • Date: November 19, 2011
  • Game time: TBA
Game information

North Carolina Tar HeelsEdit

Week Twelve: Duke Blue Devils at North Carolina Tar Heels
1 2 Total
Blue Devils 0
Tar Heels 0

at Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • Date: November 26, 2011
  • Game time: TBA
Game information

RosterEdit

2011 Duke Blue Devils Roster

Quarterbacks

  • 7 Anthony Boone –   Freshman
  • 12 Sean Schroeder –   Sophomore
  • 15 Mackenzie Sovereign – Freshman
  • 16 Robert Collins – Freshman
  • 18 Brandon Connette – Sophomore
  • 19 Sean Renfree  Junior

Running Backs

  • 9 Josh Snead – Sophomore
  • 23 Juwan Thompson – Sophomore
  • 27 Jay Hollingsworth – Senior
  • 30 Greg DeLuca – Junior
  • 33 Desmond Scott – Junior
  • 43 Patrick Kurunwune –   Junior

Centers

  • 62 Matt SkuraFreshman
  • 68 Brian Moore –   Junior
  • 75 Travis Gibson – Junior
  • 76 Conor Irwin –   Junior

Offensive Guards

  • 63 Robert Shofner – Sophomore
  • 65 Cody Robinson – Freshman
  • 67 Lucas PatrickFreshman
  • 70 John Coleman –   Sophomore
  • 71 John Needham –   Senior
  • 74 Dave Harding –   Sophomore
  • 77 Laken Tomlinson  Freshman

Offensive Tackles

  • 64 Joey Finison –   Sophomore
  • 69 Teddy Force – Junior
  • 72 Perry Simmons –   Sophomore
  • 73 Takoby Cofield –   Freshman
  • 79 Kyle Hill –   Senior

Offensive Linemen

  • 51 William Perrott – Freshman
  • 52 Marcus Aprahamian – Freshman
  • 66 Carson Ginn – Freshman

Tight Ends

  • 44 Jack Farrell –   Sophomore
  • 80 David Reeves – Freshman
  • 81 Cooper Helfet – Senior
  • 83 Connor Peters – Freshman
  • 85 Ryan Hall –   Sophomore
  • 88 Danny Parker –   Senior
  • 89 Braxton Deaver –   Freshman
 

Wide Receivers

  • 2 Conner VernonJunior
  • 3 Jamison CrowderFreshman
  • 5 Brandon Braxton – Sophomore
  • 8 Blair Holliday – Freshman
  • 10 Nick Hill – Freshman
  • 13 William Johnston – Sophomore
  • 14 Corey Gattis –   Sophomore
  • 17 Tyree Watkins –   Sophomore
  • 25 Georgie Kerber – Junior
  • 26 Donovan Varner – Senior
  • 37 Brandon Watkins – Sophomore
  • 86 Eric Adams – Freshman
  • 87 Jack Wise – Freshman

Nose Guards

  • 57 Will Bryant –   Freshman
  • 60 Steven Ingram –   Freshman
  • 93 Charlie Hatcher –   Senior

Defensive Tackles

  • 58 Curtis Hazelton –   Junior
  • 61 Will Boeckman – Sophomore
  • 82 Sydney Sarmiento –   Sophomore
  • 91 Jamal Bruce –   Freshman

Down Linemen

  • 55 Lucas Fisher – Freshman
  • 63 Anthony Schepis – Freshman

Defensive Ends

  • 42 Dezmond Johnson –   Freshman
  • 84 Kenny Anunike –   Junior
  • 90 Mario Sanders – Freshman
  • 92 Justin Foxx –   Sophomore
  • 94 Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo –   Freshman
  • 95 Jamal Wallace –   Freshman
  • 97 Nick Sink –   Freshman
  • 99 Sam Marshall – Freshman
 

Linebackers

  • 22 Britton Grier – Freshman
  • 28 Kevin Rojas –   Sophomore
  • 34 Ned Smith – Junior
  • 34 Jonathan Woodruff – Freshman
  • 45 Austin Gamble – Junior
  • 47 David Helton – Freshman
  • 50 Tyree Glover – Junior
  • 50 Emmanuel Watkins – Freshman
  • 53 Chris Hoover – Freshman
  • 54 C.J. France –   Freshman
  • 56 Kyler Brown – Freshman
  • 59 Kelby Brown – Sophomore

Defensive Backs

  • 39 Jacques Bristow – Freshman

Cornerbacks

  • 1 Zach Greene – Junior
  • 6 Ross Cockrell –   Sophomore
  • 11 Tim Burton – Freshman
  • 24 Garett Patterson –   Sophomore
  • 25 Quan Stevenson –   Freshman
  • 29 Lex Butler –   Sophomore
  • 30 Jared Boyd – Freshman
  • 31 Tony Foster –   Junior
  • 37 Johnny Williams – Senior

Safeties

  • 4 Walt Canty – Junior
  • 15 Taylor Sowell –   Sophomore
  • 16 Chris Tavarez – Freshman
  • 20 Lee Butler – Senior
  • 21 Anthony Young-Wiseman –   Sophomore
  • 32 August Campbell –   Sophomore
  • 35 Jeffrey Faris – Senior
  • 38 Jordon Byas –   Junior
  • 40 Matt Daniels – Senior
  • 46 Garrett Rider – Sophomore
  • 49 Brendan Fowler – Sophomore
  • 49 Anthony Pecoraro – Sophomore

Kickers

  • 39 Andrew Bailey – Sophomore
  • 96 Will Snyderwine –   Senior
  • 98 Paul Asack –   Junior

Punters

  • 11 Spencer Rogers – Sophomore
  • 36 Alex King – Senior
  • 41 Will Monday – Freshman

Long Snappers

  • 78 Jackson Anderson –   Junior

Source: 2011 Duke Roster from GoDuke.com,

Coaching staffEdit

2011 Duke Blue Devils Coaches
  • David Cutcliffe – Head Coach
  • Ron Middleton – Associate Head Coach, Special Teams, Tight Ends
  • Marion Hobby – Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Line
  • Kurt Roper – Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks
  • Matt Luke – Offensive Coordinator, Running Backs, Offensive line
  • Jim Knowles – Defensive Coordinator
  • Matt Lubick – Passing Game Coordinator, Recruiting Coordinator, Wide Receivers
  • Jim Collins – Assistant Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers
  • Zac Roper – Assistant Coach: Running Backs, Special Teams
  • Derek Jones – Assistant Coach: Defensive Backs
  • Rick Petri – Assistant Coach: Defensive Line

Source: 2011 Duke Coaches from GoDuke.com,

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football - Schedule & Results - Duke University Blue Devils | Official Athletics Site". GoDuke.com. Retrieved May 27, 2012.

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