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1943 Duke Blue Devils football
Southern Conference champion
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 7
1943 record8–1 (4–0 SoCon)
Head coachEddie Cameron (2nd season)
Assistant coachEllis Hagler
Assistant coachHerschel Caldwell
Assistant coachDutch Stanley
Home stadiumDuke Stadium
Seasons
← 1942
1944 →
1943 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Duke 4 0 0     8 1 0
Maryland 2 0 0     4 5 0
South Carolina 2 1 0     5 2 0
Wake Forest 3 2 0     4 5 0
North Carolina 2 2 0     6 3 0
Richmond 1 1 0     6 1 0
Clemson 2 3 1     3 6 1
VMI 2 3 0     2 6 0
NC State 1 4 0     3 6 0
Davidson 0 3 0     0 5 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1943 Duke Blue Devils football team was an American football team that represented Duke University as a member of the Southern Conference during the 1943 college football season. In its second season under head coach Eddie Cameron, the team compiled an 8–1 record (4–0 against conference opponents), won the conference championship, was ranked No. 7 in the final AP Poll, and outscored opponents by a total of 335 to 34.[1][2]

The team ranked first among the nation's 76 major college teams in both scoring offense (37.2 points per game) and scoring defense (3.8 points per game).[1]

The team played its home games at Duke Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 8 Camp Lejeune Durham, NC W 40–0
September 25 Richmond Durham, NC W 61–0
October 2 North Carolina Pre-Flight Durham, NC W 42–0
October 9 at No. 4 Navy No. 5 Baltimore, MD L 13–14
October 16 North Carolina No. 6 Durham, NC W 14–7
October 30 at Georgia Tech No. 8 Atlanta, GA W 14–7
November 6 at NC State No. 9 Raleigh, NC W 75–0
November 13 Virginia No. 7 Durham, NC W 49–0
November 20 at North Carolina No. 6 Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry) W 27–6
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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