Duke looking for major upset as Notre Dame comes into Wallace Wade

Duke football head coach David Cutcliffe taking with quarterback Quentin Harris. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Duke football head coach David Cutcliffe taking with quarterback Quentin Harris. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

The Duke Football team will look to pull a major upset as the No. 15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish come to Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday night.

Duke and Notre Dame are looking for bounce-back victories when the two teams meet at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday evening.

Notre Dame is coming off of a all-too close victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies at home, needing a last minute touchdown to take the lead while Duke hasn’t played since its meltdown in Chapel Hill against North Carolina when Deon Jackson threw an interception on the goal line down three with a minute left.

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In the first edition of the College Football Playoff rankings, the Fighting Irish were placed at No. 15 and while Notre Dame’s dreams of making the CFP are gone, the team still has a chance to make a New Year’s Six Bowl if they win out.

As for Duke, any dreams of an ACC Coastal Division Championship went out the window with the beatdown the Blue Devils took at Virginia and the gut-wrenching loss at North Carolina.

At 4-4 on the season, Duke is just looking to reach a bowl game, needing two victories to do so with a daunting schedule ahead.

Notre Dame has a high level offense and although it hasn’t shown the last two weeks against Michigan and Virginia Tech, the Duke defense, who has been very good this season, will have its handsful trying to contain quarterback Ian Book and his plethora of weapons.

The Duke offense has been at its best this season when it establishes the running game, using quarterback Quentin Harris and All-ACC running back Deon Jackson. This has opened up the passing game, but one issue recently has been valuing the football.

Duke has turned the football over way too much in its losses and that starts and stops with the quarterback Quentin Harris.

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If the Blue Devils want to compete with the Fighting Irish, the first thing it has to do is not turn the ball over and then everything else will hopefully fall into place.

Duke is at home and that hasn’t meant much in terms of a home field advantage since there are very few Blue Devil football fans that attended the games, so expect a loud crowd wearing Navy Blue and Gold, cheering for the Irish.

The Notre Dame Football team will make its ACC Network debut at 7:30pm EST on Saturday night facing the Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium.