Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Duke accepts challenge of No. 22 Kansas

DURHAM — The Duke football program has to go back 38 years to recall a road victory over a ranked team.

That victory came on Oct. 2, 1971 when the Blue Devils defeated No. 19-ranked Stanford 9-3 before 61,000 Cardinal fans.

The Devils try to end that drought on Saturday when they face No. 22-ranked Kansas at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The Devils have lost 36 consecutive games against ranked opponents, but are approaching this season and this next game with optimism.

Duke coach David Cutcliffe said on Tuesday during a news conference that a well-coached Kansas team presents an opportunity and a challenge.

The Jayhawks have one of the nation's most explosive offenses, run by one of the most versatile quarterbacks in senior Todd Reesing.

Kansas has put up 1,123 total yards of offense in games against Northern Colorado and UTEP.

Still, Cutcliffe said the Devils need to worry less about the Jayhawks and more about themselves .

"Our responsibility is to bring a good football team to this game," he said. "They haven't really played a team that's played well yet. And I hope we are that team. We're not a guarantee by any means. That's our challenge is to be that good team."

-- Edward G. Robinson III



"Dook coach thinks bowl is within sight." This was the drivel you posted a few weeks ago. Now you want to tell me they have a single shot at beating Kansas?? LOLOLOLOLOL Jayhawks by 42. Dook is HORRIBLE and will not win more than three games this year.

Anonymous said...

Lol "Jayhawks by 42". I'll almost bet my life savings this game is within two touchdowns. Idiot.

Meanwhile, let's see if the refs hand the baby blues another victory they didn't earn.