Duke and Middle Tennessee announced this week that they have scheduled a home-and-home football series in 2019 and 2020.
Middle Tennessee’s Director of Athletics Chris Massaro announced the news.
“This should be an exciting series for our fans as we continue to bring quality non-conference opponents to Murfreesboro,” said Massaro. “Duke continues to grow its program under David Cutcliffe and we look forward to hosting another power conference member.”
The meeting in Murfreesboro on September 7, 2019 will be the first time the two schools will go head to head. Duke is just the fourth ACC team to play against Middle Tennessee, following the lead of Maryland (now Big Ten), Virginia and Georgia Tech.
The four non-conference opponents for the next three seasons have been slated out far in advance. In 2015, Duke is scheduled to face Northwestern, Army, N.C. Central and Tulane. It changes up a little bit in 2016. That season, Duke plays Northwestern, Notre Dame, Army and N.C. Central. In 2017, Duke is scheduled to play Northwestern, Baylor, Army and N.C. Central. The 2018 non-conference schedule has one more game to fill, as Northwestern, Baylor and Army have already been scheduled. The 2019 season only has two non-conference opponents scheduled and the 2020 season just has Middle Tennessee in the lineup.
This season is almost here. Duke plays at home against Elon for the first game of the year. Then the Blue Devils head to Troy, Ala. for the second game of the season. Once the game against the Trojans is over, Duke returns home for the final two non-conference games of the season. Duke hosts Kansas on September 13. Seven days after that, Duke takes on Tulane.