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3-0, 1st in ACC - Coastal

Nicole Rachal ESPN Producer 

Kirk helps paint the field Carolina blue. Duke vs UNC - Saturday, 3:30ET ESPNU


Nicole Rachal ESPN Producer 

It might not be hoops season but it's still a rivalry, and defense wins games. Plus, it was a bucket list item checked for Kirk Morrison. Duke vs UNC - Saturday, 3:30ET ESPNU

ESPN Stats & Information

Blue Devils, Tar Heels battle for Victory Bell

Duke visits North Carolina looking to remain undefeated this season. However, ESPN's FPI projects the Tar Heels (1-2) to hand their arch-rivals their first loss.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina and Duke play on Saturday, the earliest meeting between the schools in the history of the 104-year rivalry. "I've had a lot of people that have said, 'Golly, why are we playing so early?'" North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said. "I don't really know why. I think going forward, you're going to see more games like this early in the year to help with the TV package."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke its off to a 3-0 start for just the second time since 1995. Its run game has been a huge reason why. The Blue Devils have rushed for over 200 yards in each of their first three games. Earlier this week, David Cutcliffe praised assistant coach Marcus Johnson for the work he has done with the offensive line. "I don't know of any coach in America that's worked harder than he's worked in bringing a unit up to another level," Cutcliffe said.

Platt breaks away for 2nd 70+ yard TD (0:46)
Platt flies by Duke secondary for TD (0:40)
Wilson blows by Baylor's defense again (0:39)
Duke's Brown channels his inner Beast Mode for 34-yard TD (0:37)
Wilson shows off speed for TD (0:38)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Before the start of the season, FPI considered Baylor more than five points better than Duke on a neutral field. But since then, the two teams have moved dramatically in opposite directions. Duke, who now has an FPI rating of +9.3, has an 84% chance to beat the Bears (-.7) today in Durham.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

David Cutcliffe on QB Daniel Jones: "We're only seeing just the beginning of a guy who has a chance to be a great player. He's not there yet, but he's a really good player. His ceiling -- he's 6-5, 220 pounds, really fast, great accuracy, smart, great work ethic. We've got to keep doing the little things right. He's one of the more talented players out there."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor is making a quarterback change, as Zach Smith will start this week at Duke. Arizona transfer Anu Solomon started the first two games as Baylor was upset by Liberty and UTSA. Coach Matt Rhule said Solomon got "banged up" in the UTSA game. "Zach will go and we'll rally around him and see what he can do for us," Rhule said.

QB Daniel Jones on Duke's win (2:11)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke quarterback Daniel Jones is showing that he not only has prototype NFL size, but mobility that will make the NFL scouts very excited. Jones has eclipsed 100 rushing yards with two touchdowns as Duke continues to dominate Northwestern.

Gilbert snags another interception (0:36)

Team Stats

Passing Yards256.752nd
Rushing Yards240.722nd
Points For45.017th
Points Against14.7Tied-24th

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