David Cutcliffe and the Duke Blue Devils are bowl eligible in back to back seasons for the very first time in school history. A 13-10 win over a stunned Virginia Tech team gave Duke their sixth win of the season.
VT did nothing for nearly three quarters, before Logan Thomas led a six-play, 99 yard touchdown drive to cut a 13-0 deficit to six, but it wasn’t enough. Duke’s defense continued to stop big 3rd downs as the game wore on and then after the Hokies had kicked a field goal and intercepted a pass, Duke forced a missed field goal to keep the lead.
It wasn’t a pretty game, but it was one of the most beautiful wins in the history of Duke football. The team made the Belk Bowl in 2012 and ended with a 6-7 record. However they did the same thing last year that they’ve done this season, win six games through eight. They’ll be looking to finish much stronger than 0-5 this year.
For the Hokies, it always seems like they lose that game doesn’t it? A game they were supposed to win slipped right through their fingers again. It has to be frustrating to be a VT fan when they come out highly favored and lose at home, it’s almost a curse.
The Blue Devils get ready for a very beatable NC State next week, while the 14th ranked Hokies (for now) get ready to take on Boston College.