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2016 Duke Blue Devils football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2016 record4–8 (1–7 ACC)
Head coachDavid Cutcliffe (9th season)
Offensive coordinatorZac Roper (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJim Knowles (7th season)
Base defense4–2–5
Home stadiumWallace Wade Stadium
(Capacity: 40,000)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →

Template:2016 ACC football standings The 2016 Duke Blue Devils football team represented Duke University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by head coach David Cutcliffe, in his ninth year, and played its home games at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. Duke competed as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in the Coastal Division. They finished the season 4–8, 1–7 in ACC play to finish in a tie for sixth place in the Coastal Division.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 36:00 p.m.North Carolina Central*ACCN+W 49–635,049
September 103:30 p.m.Wake Forest
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ESPNUL 14–2421,077
September 178:00 p.m.at Northwestern*BTNL 13–2434,464
September 243:30 p.m.at Notre Dame*NBCW 38–3580,795
October 112:30 p.m.Virginiadagger
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ACCNL 20–3425,201
October 83:30 p.m.Army*
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ACCRSNW 13–620,613
October 147:00 p.m.at No. 7 LouisvilleESPNL 14–2455,121
October 2912:00 p.m.at Georgia TechACCRSNL 35–3843,886
November 53:30 p.m.No. 23 Virginia Tech
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ESPNUL 21–2438,217
November 107:30 p.m.No. 15 North Carolina
ESPNW 28–2739,212
November 193:00 p.m.at PittsburghACCRSNL 14–5635,425
November 263:30 p.m.at Miami (FL)ESPN2L 21–4057,396
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[1]

PersonnelEdit

RosterEdit

2016 Duke Blue Devils football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 1 Sirk, ThomasThomas Sirk 10px Sr
WR 3 Rahming, T. J.T. J. Rahming So
WR 10 Smith, RyanRyan Smith Sr
QB 17 Jones, DanielDaniel Jones 10px Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 20 Kite, JakeJake Kite 10px Jr
LB 24 Carmichael, ZavierZavier Carmichael Jr
S 26 McCarthy, CorbinCorbin McCarthy 10px Sr
S 40 Morgenstern, JacobJacob Morgenstern Fr
DT 93 Wolf, A. J.A. J. Wolf 10px Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 57 Hennessy, ThomasThomas Hennessy 10px Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Seasons at
Duke
Alma Mater
David Cutcliffe Head Coach 9th Alabama (1976)
Zac Roper Offensive Coordinator/The Baxter Family Associate Head Coach 9th Ole Miss (2001)
Derek Jones Assistant Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Backs 9th Ole Miss (1996)
Jim Knowles Defensive Coordinator/ Inside Linebackers 6th Cornell (1987)
Ben Albert Associate Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line 1st Massachusetts (1995)
Jim Bridge Special Teams Coordinator 1st Wittenberg (1992)
Jim Collins Defensive Ends 8th Elon (1974)
Marcus Johnson Offensive Line Coach 5th Ole Miss (2004)
Matt Guerrieri Safeties 5th Davidson (2011)
Re'quan Boyette Running Backs 4th Duke (2009)
Jeffrey Faris Wide Receivers 1st Duke (2012)
Josh Grizzard Offensive Graduate Assistant 4th Yale (2012)
Eli Keimach Offensive Graduate Assistant 3rd Massachusetts (2014)
Clayton McGrath Defensive Tackles/Graduate Assistant 4th Brown University (2011)
Sam McGrath Defensive Graduate Assistant 2nd Brown University (2012)
Patrick O'Connor Defensive Quality Control 4th Dickinson College (2010)
Reference:[2]

Game summariesEdit

North Carolina CentralEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 3 3 6
Blue Devils 21 28 0 0 49




Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 2015 DUKE, 55–0

Wake ForestEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 0 7 14 3 24
Blue Devils 7 0 7 0 14




Overall record Last meeting Result
57–37–2 2015 DUKE, 27–21

at NorthwesternEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 0 7 0 6 13
Wildcats 7 0 10 7 24




Overall record Last meeting Result
8–9 2015 NW, 19-10

at Notre DameEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 14 14 0 10 38
Fighting Irish 14 7 7 7 35




Overall record Last meeting Result
8–9 2007 ND, 28–7

VirginiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 6 14 7 7 34
Blue Devils 7 3 3 7 20




Overall record Last meeting Result
33–34 2015 UVA, 42–34

ArmyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 0 6 0 0 6
Blue Devils 7 6 0 0 13




Overall record Last meeting Result
12–10–1 2015 DUKE, 44–3

at LouisvilleEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 7 0 0 7 14
#7 Cardinals 7 3 7 7 24




Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2002 UL, 40–3

at Georgia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 0 7 21 7 35
Yellow Jackets 14 14 3 7 38




Overall record Last meeting Result
32–50–1 2015 DUKE, 34–20

Virginia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Hokies 7 14 0 3 24
Blue Devils 7 0 7 7 21




Overall record Last meeting Result
9–14 2015 DUKE, 45–43

North CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#15 Tar Heels 14 7 6 0 27
Blue Devils 0 21 7 0 28




Overall record Last meeting Result
37–59–4 2015 UNC, 66–31

at PittsburghEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 7 7 0 0 14
Panthers 14 14 14 14 56




Overall record Last meeting Result
9–11 2015 PITT, 31-13

at Miami (FL)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 7 7 0 7 21
Hurricanes 10 6 17 7 40




Overall record Last meeting Result
2–11 2015 MIAMI, 30–27

Team players in the NFLEdit

No Duke players were selected in the 2017 NFL Draft.

ReferencesEdit

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