Duke Wraps Up Nonconference Schedule Against Navy

1:54 PM, Oct 11, 2013   |    comments
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DURHAM, N.C.  - Duke will try to beat Navy at its own game.

It's no secret that the Midshipmen prefer to run the ball, but the Blue Devils have made their ground game a priority, too.

So the team that can control the ball - and the tempo - will have the advantage when Duke plays host to the Midshipmen on Saturday.

Duke's running game hasn't been this productive in more than three decades.

The Blue Devils (3-2) average 193 yards on the ground out of an offense that puts a premium on playing at a fast pace.

That's a striking contrast to the more deliberate option system run by Navy (3-1) that averages 294 yards.

Duke coach David Cutcliffe wants "to control the ball and certainly keep their offense off the field."






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