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SOTU STORYSTREAM: Miami Takes On Duke To Close Out The Season

A game that at one time would decide the fate of the Coastal division is now left to just be a game for the seniors, and for bragging rights.

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Final Score: Miami 52 Duke 45. Canes finish strong

Miami will not be going to the ACC Championship nor bowling. But 'Canes fans have a lot to cheer about as Duke Johnson and Co. finished the year strong and have a bright future ahead.

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It's Gamethread Time: Duke vs. Duke

Miami takes on the Duke Blue Devils for their regular season finale.

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¿Quien Eres Tu? ¡Duke!

Look at that, he hit the fucking bull! Guy gets a free steak!

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Another Duke Q&A: Ben Swain Drops By For A Chat

SOTU got together with Ben Swain, writer for ACCSports.com, and TheLedger-Online, for a Q&A ahead of the Canes' game with Duke this weekend.

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State of the U discusses DUKE/UM with Duke Sports

Mike Kline asks me about Miami's self imposed ban, Al Golden's status at UM, and much more.

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Al Golden Press Conference: All About The Mindset

Coach Al Golden met with the media on Tuesday to discuss a wide variety of topics involving the Hurricanes' upcoming match-up against the Duke Blue Devils, their recent self-imposed bowl ban and the future of this young team.

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Q&A with Duke Sports Blog

Miami heads up to Durham to take on the Blue Devils in the season finale. We caught up with Mike Kline of Duke Sports Blog for a little insight on the Dookies.

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Canes Game Notes: Owning Duke

The game notes are out for the Duke game, and as per usual, they are chock full of pertinent info. Here's a breakdown of the Canes' history against the Blue Devils:

DUKE SERIES HISTORY

  • Saturday will be the 10th series meeting between the schools - and eighth as ACC rivals - with Miami owning a commanding 8-1 series advantage.
  • Since suffering a 20-7 loss in the first meeting in 1976, the Miami Hurricanes have won eight straight meetings, including all four previous trips to Durham.
  • In last season's meeting, RB Lamar Miller ran for two touchdowns and became Miami’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 2002, while QB Jacory Harris threw three first-half touchdowns as the Hurricanes scored on each of their first five possessions to roll past Duke 49-14 on Homecoming.
  • Miami's last trip to Durham resulted in a 28-13 victory in 2010. In that game, the Hurricanes forced seven Blue Devils turnovers and Harris threw for one TD and ran for another. S Vaughn Telemaque picked off two Duke passes and DT Micanor Regis returned an interception 22 yards for a score; the Hurricanes intercepted five passes and forced two fumbles.
  • Each of Miami's last five wins over Duke has been decided by double digits, including last season's 35-point margin. In 2005, the ninth-ranked Canes upended the Blue Devils by 45 points - the first meeting as ACC foes.

The rest of the info, including a section dedicated to Duke Johnson, can be found HERE

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StatMilk Breakdown of Miami/Duke

Stats don't tell the whole story, but they are usually a pretty damn good indicator of what should happen in a game. This week, we take a look at the Canes and Blue Devils, and how they compare using StatMilk.

Here's how the team match up on offense:

Offense

Plays Per TD

21.5

22.4

Yards Per Play

6.2

5.2

Yards Per Rush

4.5

3.5

Yards Per Pass

7.5

6.6

Conversions

3rd Down

40 %

34 %

Turnovers

Differential

7.0

6.0

As you can see, they are fairly close. This should be a tough match up, as weird as that is to say. Here are the pertinent links to the rest of the stats:

Miami Vs. Duke

Miami Season

Duke Season

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Canes Line Up: Duke Week

It's the Hurricanes' final game of the season this weekend, and the new depth chart is out.

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