Duke Football Stung By GT Yellow Jackets
Ok... I don't really have a decent game recap because I didn't see the first half and only saw parts of the second half.
On a side note.. let me vent for a minute.. its 2022 and we need to figure out something with RSN and streaming services like Youtube TV and Hulu. These companies need to work out a deal so fans that ditched old style cable and satellite services can watch these games. The other 360 out of 365 days a year I'm very happy with Youtube TV lol! Thanks to a friend I found a stream for the second half of the game and was able to catch most of it when the stream didn't stall out.
With all of that said, it seems to me that Duke didn't really show up the first 3 quarters but fought their way back into the game during the fourth quarter and forced the game into overtime. After being down 20 - 6, Duke would score 14 points over the final six minutes to tie the game up and send it to overtime. Sahmir Hagans would return a GT punt for an impressive touchdown and start the comeback for Duke. Check out that video here from the
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Once the game got to overtime, GT would connect on a 37-yard field goal to make it 23 - 20. Unfortunately Duke was not able to return the favor as a questionable call backed Duke up to attempt a 52-yard field goal in which they were not able to convert.
The Yellow Jackets were able to sting the Blue Devils as interim head coach Brent Key has his team heading in the right direction after back to back upsets over Pittsburgh and now Duke. One could think Duke walked into a perfect storm in Atlanta with injuries for some Duke players and the recent momentum shift this Georgia Tech team received in the upset over Pitt.
This was a game on my preseason game predictions I thought Duke would have won. However, Duke Football is still 4 -2 and 2 wins away from becoming bowl eligible. On paper the schedule for the second half of the season for Duke is going to be tough. With that said.. we are playing in the Coastal division and from what I have seen so far this season as well as it being the last year for ACC divisions... I expect nothing less than chaos for the Coastal.
Up next for Duke is the battle for the Victory Bell as the rivalry game against Unc will be at Wallace Wade Stadium this Saturday night with an 8:00 PM kickoff.
Game Notes and Thoughts on that game coming later in the week.
Until then, we hope to be down at the ACC Tipoff in Charlotte this week. Follow us on Twitter @DukeReport and @Skeelow22 for updates from the ACC Tipoff.