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Boston College Eagles Vs. Duke Blue Devils: Game Thread (3:30 PM, RSN)

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With the looming threat of nasty weather, BC heads to Durham for their first game against the Blue Devils since the infamous "middle shmiddle" game from the Frank Spaziani era.

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Boston College Eagles (3-1, 0-1 ACC) vs. Duke Blue Devils (3-1, 1-0 ACC)
Time: 3:30 PM
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Place: Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC
Capacity: 33,941
TV: Raycom Sports Network
Announcers: Tom Werme (play-by-play), Ovie Mughelli (analyst), Niki Noto (sidelines)
Radio: BC IMG Sports Radio Network, WEEI 850 AM
Announcers: Jon Meterparel (play-by-play), Pete Cronin (analyst), Scott Mutryn (sidelines)
Official Boston College Twitter Feed: @BCFootballNews
Official Duke Twitter Feed: @Duke_FB
Hashtags: #BCvsDuke #BCFootball #WeAreBC #SOAR
Spread: Duke favored by 7
Sagarin Rankings: BC #60 (71.26), Duke #31 (80.33)
Excitement Level: 5/10. This is one of those games that could really be in the tank by halftime. If the rain is really bad, this is going to be one of those back-and-forth games where nobody is capable of moving the ball. If there's wind, it'll kill any hope for a passing game on either side, which will really bog this game down.
But there's always the chance that everything goes the other way. The weather holds up, the conditions allow for teams to execute their offenses without incident, and the game turns into a really exciting struggle between offense and defense.
There's a 50-50 shot of that happening. Game excitement is based on how that turns out.
Series: BC leads, 4-2
First Meeting: 1927 (Duke won, 25-9)
Last Meeting: 2011 (Duke won, 20-19)
Series History:
L - October 1, 1927: Duke 25, Boston College 9
W - October 12, 1928: Boston College 19, Duke 0
W - November 2, 1929: Boston College 20, Duke 12
W - November 11, 2006: Boston College 28, Duke 7
W - November 13, 2010: Boston College 21, Duke 16
L - September 17, 2011: Duke 20, Boston College 19
Trends: Boston College ranks #1 nationally in total defense, passing defense, and first down defense while ranking #2 nationally in rushing defense and points allowed per game...84.4% of opponent drives have not crossed the 50 yard line against the BC defense...of fellow ACC teams, BC has played Duke the least. They've played North Carolina and Louisville seven times apiece...This will BC's second trip to Duke, having defeated the Blue Devils, 21-16, in their only other meeting in Durham (2010)...Steve Addazio-coached teams are 2-0 against David Cutcliffe-coached teams. Florida (with Addazio on staff) defeated Tennessee (with Cutcliffe on staff) in the only two meetings they've had...Three of the last four meetings between Duke and BC have been finished by a touchdown or less, including the 20-12 BC victory in 1929...Duke ranks 10th nationally in total defense but is 29th in rushing yards allowed. They are seventh with only 11.5 points per game allowed.
Heading to the game? Send us your thoughts and pictures. Remember to bundle up for that wind and rain that might not even come anymore! Leave all your comments below! GO EAGLES! #SOAR