Duke football gets embarrassed yet again in laugher

Duke football head coach David Cutcliffe (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke football head coach David Cutcliffe (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Duke football team was embarrassed yet again. 

Thank goodness it is basketball season in Durham because the Duke football season has gone down the toilets once again.

Since allowing Kansas to score 33 points, albeit in a victory, Duke has been outscored 162-38 in its four conference games.

Naturally, all four have been losses.

The most recent defeat for Duke came against No. 13 Wake Forest by a whopping final score of 45-7.

That is on the heels of a bye week in which the Blue Devils entered after a 48-0 loss against Virginia.

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Duke was minutes away from a win over Georgia Tech, but a defensive collapse in the final drive cost the Blue Devils a chance at their fourth victory of the season.

North Carolina defeated Duke 38-7 to begin ACC play.

The Duke men’s basketball team played in an exhibition game on Saturday afternoon against Winston Salem-State and allowed fewer points, 38, than the Blue Devils did on the football field, 45.

The only bright spot has been running back Mataeo Durant, who is a good rush away from eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark this season.

Durant has posted 973 yards and nine touchdowns on 186 carries this season.

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David Cutcliffe lifted the Duke program from nothing into a respectable college football program, but now the Blue Devils are trending back to the pre-Cutcliffe era in real-time.

Duke has missed a bowl game in each of the last two seasons, and it’s looking like that streak will extend to three consecutive years unless the Blue Devils can find a way to win three of its next four games, all of which will be ACC contests.

However, if you are looking for something positive, it is that three of those next four games will be at home, and Duke is sporting a 3-1 record inside Wallace Wade this season.

The Blue Devils play host to arguably the hottest offense in the conference as Kenny Pickett and the Pittsburgh Panthers come to Durham next week.

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