Not many people really gave any shot tonight to the 20th-ranked Duke Blue Devils as they take on the top-ranked Florida State Seminoles in the ACC Championship.
Sure, David Cutcliffe and his team had a tremendous season, winning 10 games, but could they really hang for four quarters with this buzzsaw Florida State team?
That remains to be seen, but we do know that they certainly came to play football in the first quarter, as evidenced on this play.
FSU’s Heisman hopeful QB Jameis Winston dropped back to pass and he found one of his favorite targets, Rashad Greene, over the middle. However, Greene didn’t make the catch because Duke’s Deondre Singleton came in and laid a massive pop on the wideout, stopping the catch from being made and sending a message at the same time:
The message was indeed sent that Duke is not here to just be happy about being here. No, they’re here to show everyone there’s a reason they won those 10 games.
Again, there’s still a lot of the game to be played, but not a bad start for the Blue Devils