2019 Duke Blue Devils football team

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2019 Duke Blue Devils football
Duke Athletics logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2019 record4–6 (2–4 ACC)
Head coachDavid Cutcliffe (12th season)
Offensive coordinatorZac Roper (4th season as coordinator, 12th overall season)
Co-defensive coordinatorBen Albert (2nd season as coordinator, 4th overall season)
Co-defensive coordinatorMatt Guerrieri (2nd season as coordinator, 8th overall season)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 3 Clemson xy   8 0         11 0  
Louisville   4 3         6 4  
Florida State   4 4         6 5  
Wake Forest   3 3         7 3  
Boston College   3 4         5 5  
NC State   1 5         4 6  
Syracuse   1 5         4 6  
Coastal Division
Virginia   5 2         7 3  
Pittsburgh   4 2         7 3  
Virginia Tech   4 2         7 3  
Miami   4 3         6 4  
North Carolina   3 4         4 6  
Duke   2 4         4 6  
Georgia Tech   1 6         2 8  
Championship: Clemson vs TBD
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of November 18, 2019; Rankings from College Football Playoff

The 2019 Duke Blue Devils football team represents Duke University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team is led by head coach David Cutcliffe, in his twelfth year, and plays its home games at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. Duke competes as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in the Coastal Division.

Preseason[edit]

Preseason media poll[edit]

In the preseason ACC media poll, Duke was predicted to finish in fifth in the Coastal Division.[1]

Media poll (Coastal Division)
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Virginia 1003 (82)
2 Miami (FL) 992 (55)
3 Virginia Tech 827 (20)
4 Pittsburgh 691 (8)
5 Duke 566 (6)
6 North Carolina 463 (1)
7 Georgia Tech 302 (1)

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 313:30 p.m.vs. No. 2 Alabama*ABCL 3–4271,916
September 76:00 p.m.No. 15 (FCS) North Carolina A&T*ACCN ExtraW 45–1338,313
September 147:00 p.m.at Middle Tennessee*Stadium FacebookW 41–1819,852
September 277:00 p.m.at Virginia TechESPNW 45–1059,537
October 58:00 p.m.Pittsburgh
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ACCNL 30–3322,610
October 1212:30 p.m.Georgia Techdagger
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ACCRSNW 41–2321,741
October 193:30 p.m.at VirginiaACCNL 14–4852,847
October 264:00 p.m.at North CarolinaACCRSNL 17–2050,500
November 97:30 p.m.Notre Dame*
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ACCNL 7–3840,004
November 164:00 p.m.Syracuse
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ACCNL 6–49
November 237:30 p.m.at Wake ForestACCN
November 303:30 p.m.Miami
  • Wallace Wade Stadium
  • Durham, NC
ESPN/ESPN2/ACCN

[2]

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Coaching Position Name
Head Coach David Cutcliffe
Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator Zac Roper
Assistant Coach – Offensive Line Jim Bridge
Co-Defensive Coordinator – Safeties Matt Guerrieri
Co- Defensive Coordinator – Defensive Line Ben Albert
Associate Head Coach / Assistant Coach – Cornerbacks Derek Jones
Assistant Coach – Running Backs Re'Quan Boyette
Assistant Coach – Tight Ends Jeffrey Faris
Assistant Coach – Linebackers Lanier Goethie
Assistant Coach – Wide Receivers Trooper Taylor
Assistant Coach – Special Teams Coordinator Kirk Benedict

Game summaries[edit]

vs. Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 0 3 0 0 3
No. 2 Crimson Tide 0 14 21 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 Sept. 18, 2010 L, 13–62

North Carolina A&T[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 15 (FCS) Aggies 3 7 3 0 13
Blue Devils 7 21 10 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Middle Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 14 17 10 0 41
Blue Raiders 3 0 8 7 18
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Virginia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 0 21 10 14 45
Hokies 3 0 7 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–17 Sept. 29, 2018 L, 14–31

Pittsburgh[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 10 9 7 7 33
Blue Devils 3 0 7 20 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–14 Oct. 27, 2018 L, 45–54

Georgia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Yellow Jackets 7 7 3 6 23
Blue Devils 10 28 3 0 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
34–51–1 Oct. 13, 2018 W, 28–14

at Virginia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 0 0 7 7 14
Cavaliers 0 17 24 7 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
33–37 Oct. 20, 2018 L, 14–28

at North Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 3 0 14 0 17
Tar Heels 7 0 10 3 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
41–59–4 Nov. 10, 2018 W, 42–35

Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 15 Fighting Irish 14 7 7 10 38
Blue Devils 0 7 0 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 Sept. 24, 2016 W, 38–35

Syracuse[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 14 0 21 14 49
Blue Devils 0 6 0 0 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 Nov. 8, 2014 W, 27–10

at Wake Forest[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 0
Demon Deacons 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
58–39–2 Nov. 24, 2018 L, 7–59

Miami (FL)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 0
Blue Devils 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–13 Nov. 3, 2018 W, 20–12

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR  
Coaches RV NR NR RV RV RV NR RV NR NR NR NR NR  
CFP Not released NR NR Not released

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clemson Favored to Continue ACC Football Championship Run". theACC.com. Atlantic Coast Conference. July 22, 2019. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "2019 Duke Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved January 31, 2019.