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1944 Duke Blue Devils football
Southern Conference champion
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 29–26 vs. Alabama
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 11
1944 record6–4 (4–0 SoCon)
Head coachEddie Cameron (3rd season)
Assistant coachEllis Hagler
Assistant coachHerschel Caldwell
Assistant coachDutch Stanley
Home stadiumDuke Stadium
Seasons
← 1943
1945 →
1944 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Duke 4 0 0     6 4 0
Wake Forest 6 1 0     8 1 0
Clemson 3 1 0     4 5 0
NC State 3 1 0     7 2 0
William & Mary 2 1 1     5 2 1
Maryland 1 1 0     1 7 1
South Carolina 1 3 0     3 4 2
VMI 1 5 0     1 8 0
North Carolina 0 3 1     1 7 1
Richmond 0 4 0     2 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1944 Duke Blue Devils football team was an American football team that represented Duke University as a member of the Southern Conference during the 1944 college football season. In its third season under head coach Eddie Cameron, the team compiled a 6–4 record (4–0 against conference opponents), won the conference championship, was ranked No. 11 in the final AP Poll, and defeated Alabama in the 1945 Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day. The Blue Devils outscored opponents by a total of 230 to 118.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 23 Richmond Durham, NC W 61–7
September 30 at Penn Philadelphia, PA L 7–18
October 7 North Carolina Pre-Flight Durham, NC L 6–13
October 14 at No. 6 Navy Baltimore, MD L 0–7
October 28 at No. 2 Army New York, NY L 7–27
November 4 No. 5 Georgia Tech Durham, NC W 19–13
November 11 No. 12 Wake Forest No. 20 Durham, NC W 34–0
November 18 at South Carolina No. 10 Columbia, SC W 34–7
November 25 at North Carolina No. 11 Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)W 33–0
January 1, 1945 vs. No. 16 Alabama No. 11 New Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) W 29–26
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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