Duke expects a big turnout for the ACC Championship game

Nov 30, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliff with linebacker David Helton (47) after the game. The Duke Blue Devils defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 27-25 at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Nobody expects the Duke Blue Devils to ever win 10 games in a season, let alone win the ACC’s Coastal Division and advance to the ACC Championship game.

But that’s just what the Blue Devils have done.

After a 2-2 start, the Blue Devils have won eight consecutive games, capped by a 27-25 road victory over the hated North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday. They also have victories over two traditional ACC powers, the Miami Hurricanes and Virginia Tech Hokies.

Blue Devils’ head coach David Cutcliffe expects that to translate to excellent attendance when they Blue Devils take on the top-ranked Florida State Seminoles in nearby Charlotte, North Carolina with the ACC Championship on the line Saturday.

“Our last two home games have been full houses with people that were really cranked up,” Cutcliffe told ESPN’s ACC blogger, Andrea Adelson. “[Charlotte is] obviously a great geographic location for Duke fans. Last year, we had probably 25,000 Duke fans at the Belk Bowl. So I certainly think we can match that in this circumstance.”

The Blue Devils and Seminoles will kick off at 8:00 pm EST and the game is on ABC.

Topics: David Cutcliffe, Duke Blue Devils, Florida State Seminoles

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