Given the way Duke’s offense has piled up yards and points against Miami over the last two years, it’s easy to see why Hurricanes’ defensive end Anthony Chickillo was a little confused about the status of the rivalry.
A look at things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference during Week 5 of the season:
Congratulations to Auburn coach Gus Malzahn – he’s been named the Associated Press’ “Coach of the Year”. Malzahn received the honor Monday after directing one of the biggest turnarounds in college football history.
If the Duke Blue Devils have any hopes of slowing down the Florida State Seminoles offensive juggernaut; the Dukies have to find a way to solve the tall task of slowing down FSU receiver Kelvin Benjamin.
Florida State was voted the No. 1 team in the FBS Sunday for the first time since Oct. 1, 2000. The Seminoles are heavily favored against Duke in the upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference championship game and are 60 minutes from a berth in the BCS title game.
When the final seconds of Duke’s upset victory of the Miami Hurricanes ticked off the clock Saturday night, it showed how far Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe had brought his team and how far Al Golden still has to go to get the Canes back to the top.
iami couldn’t stop Duke’s running game. And once the Blue Devils started scoring, the 24th-ranked Hurricanes’ offense couldn’t keep up.
When Miami was off to its unbeaten start, Hurricanes coach Al Golden made it very clear that the process of turning the team back into a contender was far from over.
This is a big week for Atlantic Coast Conference football and league members from top to bottom hope to benefit.
Freshman Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson has been named the ACC’s Rookie of the Year for 2012 while Duke head coach took home the conference’s coach of the year honors Tuesday.