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2017 Duke Blue Devils football team

The 2017 Duke Blue Devils football team represented Duke University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by head coach David Cutcliffe, in his tenth year, and played its home games at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. Duke competed as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in the Coastal Division. They finished the season 7–6, 3–5 in ACC play to finish in a three-way tie for fourth place in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the Quick Lane Bowl where they defeated Northern Illinois.

2017 Duke Blue Devils football
Duke Athletics logo.svg
Quick Lane Bowl champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2017 record7–6 (3–5 ACC)
Head coachDavid Cutcliffe (10th season)
Offensive coordinatorZac Roper (2nd; 10th season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJim Knowles (8th season)
Base defense4–2–5
Home stadiumWallace Wade Stadium
(Capacity: 40,000)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 4 Clemson xy$^   7 1         12 2  
No. 23 NC State   6 2         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
Louisville   4 4         8 5  
Wake Forest   4 4         8 5  
Florida State   3 5         7 6  
Syracuse   2 6         4 8  
Coastal Division
No. 13 Miami xy   7 1         10 3  
No. 24 Virginia Tech   5 3         9 4  
Georgia Tech   4 4         5 6  
Duke   3 5         7 6  
Pittsburgh   3 5         5 7  
Virginia   3 5         6 7  
North Carolina   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Clemson 38, Miami 3
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 26:00 p.m.North Carolina Central*ACCN ExtraW 60–730,477
September 912:00 p.m.Northwestern*
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ESPNUW 41–1720,241
September 1612:30 p.m.Baylor* 
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ACCRSNW 34–2026,714
September 233:30 p.m.at North CarolinaESPNUW 27–1759,000
September 297:00 p.m.No. 14 Miami (FL)
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ESPNL 6–3136,314
October 712:20 p.m.at VirginiaACCNL 21–2838,638
October 1412:00 p.m.Florida State
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ESPN2L 10–1731,073
October 2112:20 p.m.Pittsburgh
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ACCNL 17–2422,621
October 287:20 p.m.at No. 13 Virginia TechACCNL 3–2460,914
November 1112:00 p.m.at Army*CBSSNL 16–2138,851
November 183:30 p.m.Georgia Tech
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ACCRSNW 43–2020,141
November 2512:30 p.m.at Wake ForestACCRSNW 31–2327,016
December 265:15 p.m.vs. Northern IllinoisESPNW 36–1420,211
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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Game summariesEdit

North Carolina CentralEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 7 0 0 7
Blue Devils 21 26 6 7 60
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–0 2016 W, 49–6

NorthwesternEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 3 7 0 7 17
Blue Devils 7 14 10 10 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–10 2016 L, 13–24

BaylorEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 7 0 13 0 20
Blue Devils 7 7 10 10 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1958 W, 12–7

at North CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 7 3 3 14 27
Tar Heels 3 7 7 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
38–58–4 2016 W, 28–27

Miami (FL)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 14 Hurricanes 14 3 0 14 31
Blue Devils 3 3 0 0 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–12 2016 L, 21–40

at VirginiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 7 7 0 7 21
Cavaliers 7 7 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
33–35 2016 L, 20–34

Florida StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Seminoles 7 0 3 7 17
Blue Devils 0 3 7 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–17 2013 L, 7–45

PittsburghEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 7 0 7 10 24
Blue Devils 0 3 14 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–12 2016 L, 14–56

at Virginia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 0 3 0 0 3
No. 13 Hokies 7 10 7 0 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–15 2016 L, 21–24

at ArmyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 3 7 0 6 16
Black Knights 7 14 0 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–10–1 2016 W, 13–6

Georgia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Yellow Jackets 7 13 0 0 20
Blue Devils 3 17 10 13 43
Overall record Last meeting Result
32–51–1 2016 L, 35–38

at Wake ForestEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 3 7 7 14 31
Demon Deacons 10 7 6 0 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
57–38–2 2016 L, 14–24

vs. Northern Illinois–Quick Lane BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 14 12 7 3 36
Huskies 0 14 0 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2017 Duke Blue Devils football schedule. FBSchedules.com. Accessed April 14, 2017.