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2008 Duke Blue Devils football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal
2008 record4–8 (1–7 ACC)
Head coachDavid Cutcliffe
Offensive coordinatorKurt Roper
Matt Luke
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorMike MacIntyre
Marion Hobby
Base defenseMultiple
Home stadiumWallace Wade Stadium
(Capacity: 33,941)
Seasons
← 2007
2009 →
2008 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
Boston College xy   5 3         9 5  
#21 Florida State x   5 3         9 4  
Maryland   4 4         8 5  
Wake Forest   4 4         8 5  
Clemson   4 4         7 6  
NC State   4 4         6 7  
Coastal
#15 Virginia Tech xy   5 3         10 4  
#22 Georgia Tech x   5 3         9 4  
North Carolina   4 4         8 5  
Miami   4 4         7 6  
Virginia   3 5         5 7  
Duke   1 7         4 8  

Championship: Virginia Tech 30, Boston College 12
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • North Carolina vacated 8 wins, including 4 ACC wins
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Duke Blue Devils football team represented the Duke University in the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by head coach David Cutcliffe. They played their homes games at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 307:00 PMNo. 3 (FCS) James Madison*ACCSW 31–732,571
September 67:00 PMNorthwestern*
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ACCSL 20–2423,614
September 1312:00 PMNavy*
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ESPNUW 41–3125,082
September 2712:00 PMVirginia
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ESPNUW 31–325,527
October 412:00 PMat Georgia TechESPNUL 0–2746,104
October 183:30 PMMiami (FL)dagger
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ESPNUL 31–4932,011
October 253:00 PMat Vanderbilt*W 10–738,270
November 13:30 PMat Wake ForestESPN360L 33–30 OT32,336
November 83:30 PMNC State
ESPN360L 27–1731,964
November 1512:00 PMat ClemsonRaycomL 31–776,217
November 225:30 PMat Virginia TechESPNUL 14–366,233
November 293:30 PMNorth Carolina
ESPNUL 28–2030,322

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Seasons at
Duke
Alma Mater
David Cutcliffe Head Coach 1st Alabama (1976)
Kurt Roper Co-Offensive coordinator/Associate Head Coach/Quarterbacks 1st Rice (1995)
Matt Luke Co-Offensive coordinator/Offensive line 1st Ole Miss (1999)
Mike MacIntyre Co-Defensive coordinator 1st Georgia Tech (1989)
Marion Hobby Co-Defensive coordinator/Defensive line 1st Tennessee (1995)
Reference:

RosterEdit

Game summariesEdit

James MadisonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 3 (FCS) Dukes 7 0 0 0 7
Blue Devils 7 7 17 0 31




Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

NorthwesternEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 7 10 0 7 24
Blue Devils 7 3 3 7 20




Overall record Last meeting Result
8-7 2007 DUKE, 20-14

NavyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Midshipmen 14 10 7 0 31
Blue Devils 10 10 14 7 41




Overall record Last meeting Result
12-20-5 2007 NAVY, 46-43

VirginiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 3 0 0 0 3
Blue Devils 0 3 14 14 31




Overall record Last meeting Result
27-32 2007 UVA, 24-13

at Georgia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 0 0 0 0 0
Yellow Jackets 0 3 7 17 27




Overall record Last meeting Result
30–44–1 2007 GT, 41-24

Miami (FL)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 7 7 21 14 49
Blue Devils 0 17 7 7 31




Overall record Last meeting Result
1-4 2007 MIA, 24-14

at VanderbiltEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 0 7 3 0 10
Commodores 0 0 0 7 7




Overall record Last meeting Result
3-7 2006 VAN, 45-28

at Wake ForestEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 7 0 13 10 30
Demon Deacons 9 3 10 8 33




Overall record Last meeting Result
53-33-2 2007 WF, 41-36

North Carolina StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolfpack 10 14 3 0 27
Blue Devils 3 7 0 7 17




Overall record Last meeting Result
39-35-5 2003 NCST, 28-21

at ClemsonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 0 0 0 7 7
Tigers 7 10 14 0 31




Overall record Last meeting Result
16-34-1 2007 CLEM, 47-10

at Virginia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 0 3 0 0 3
Hokies 0 7 0 7 14




Overall record Last meeting Result
7-8 2007 VT, 43-14

North CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 14 7 7 0 28
Blue Devils 14 3 3 0 20




Overall record Last meeting Result
36-53-4 2007 UNC, 20-14

Season factsEdit

  • Duke's four wins equaled the team’s win total from the previous four seasons combined[1]
  • According to the Sagarin rankings, Duke faced the second toughest schedule in the country[1]
  • Of the 11 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams the Blue Devils played against, 10 became bowl-eligible (Virginia fell just short at 5-7). The 12th team, James Madison, went 12-1 in the Championship Subdivision.
  • Duke place-kickers went 13-for-18 in field goal attempts, a 72.2 percent clip that was a team's best since 1998
  • Punter Kevin Jones ranked third in the ACC with a 40.8-yard average per kick
  • For the first time in history, attendance was over 30,000 for four home games
  • Duke has finished last or tied for last in the ACC for five consecutive seasons and six out of the last seven

StatisticsEdit

TeamEdit

Team Opp
Scoring 241  281 
  Points per Game 20.1  23.4 
First Downs 213  212 
  Rushing 81  85 
  Passing 118  113 
  Penalty 14  14 
Total Offense 3646  4283 
  Avg per Play 4.4  5.4 
  Avg per Game 303.8  356.9 
Fumbles-Lost 23-9  20-11 
Penalties-Yards 56-526  56-490 
  Avg per Game 43.8  40.8 
Team Opp
Punts-Yards 74-2904  62-2352 
  Avg per Punt 39.2  37.9 
Time of Possession/Game 30:21  29:39 
3rd Down Conversions 67/183 (37%)  66/168 (39%) 
4th Down Conversions 7/19 (37%)  5/19 (26%) 
Touchdowns Scored 29  35 
Field Goals-Attempts-Long 13-88-55  11-55 
PAT-Attempts 28-28  34-34 
Attendance 201091  257833 
  Games/Avg per Game 7/28727  5/51567 
[2]

Scores by quarterEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Duke 48 60 74 59 241
Opponents 78 71 69 60 278



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OffenseEdit

RushingEdit

Name GP-GS Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G
Clifford Harris                  
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
TEAM                  
Total                  
Opponents                  

PassingEdit

Name GP-GS Effic Att-Cmp-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
Thaddeus Lewis                  
                   
TEAM                  
                   
Total                  
Opponents                  

ReceivingEdit

Name GP-GS No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
Eron Riley                  
Austin Kelly                  
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
Total                  
Opponents                  

DefenseEdit

Name GP Tackles Sacks Pass Defense Interceptions Fumbles Blkd
Kick
Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds BrUp QBH No.-Yds Avg TD Long Rcv-Yds FF
Total

Special teamsEdit

Name Punting Kickoffs
No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd No. Yds Avg TB OB
Total
Name Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Yds Avg TD Long No. Yds Avg TD Long
Total

ReferencesEdit

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