Blue Devils beat Carolina, keep Victory Bell

Annette Crawford
November 15, 2018

He also ran for a 61-yard touchdown and had a 68-yard keeper in a 186-yard rushing day, helping Duke finish with a season-high 629 yards.

But the Blue Devils knocked down the end-zone pass from Cade Fortin - brought in for the final heave - to end it.

If you like offense, than the first half of this game between the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels was for you. They beat Wofford 78-67 on Tuesday night in Spartanburg, South Carolina, before having a much easier time against the Phoenix, who christened their new $40 million on-campus arena. But they didn't have enough offensive firepower to handle an up-and-down game with a UNC team that went almost a dozen men deep. They haven't beaten North Carolina since 1918 and remained winless against Top 25 opponents since moving to Division I in the late 1990s.

Nothing puts a college football coach in a good mood like beating a rival team, especially when it's for the third consecutive season. Junior running back Antonio Williams had 26 yards, but got injured in the first half and did not return.

If you like defense and bad play calling, then the second half of this game was for you. He said he wasn't anxious about their morale. "They could've shut it down a long time ago".

Duke: Jones grabbed the headlines with the total-offense record (set in 1988) and the biggest rushing day by a Duke quarterback (set in 1976). It's an uphill battle right now for the Tar Heels, who have lost five in a row and allowed more than 30 points in four of the defeats - including last week's 38-28 setback against Georgia Tech.

"The reason we were able to fight that off is the fight of our entire team", Cutcliffe said. "So it's just a huge payoff of relief at the end, it couldn't feel better".

With the talent advantage at every position, with more depth, and with it being UNC's first home game of the season, I don't see this being anything other than a blowout win for the Heels.

Duke: The Blue Devils draw the toughest of cross-divisional matchups, traveling to No. 2 Clemson next Saturday.

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