DURHAM- Duke opens its season by hosting Temple on Friday night at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 pm and the game will be broadcast live on the ACC Network.
Friday’s game will mark the debut as head coaches for both mike elk and Stan Drayton of Temple. Research indicates that has happened only three other times since 1982: Cal’s Joe Kapp met Colorado’s Bill McCartney in 1982, Rice’s Mike Bloomgren met Prairie View’s Eric Dooley in 2018, and Bowling Green’s Scot Loeffler met Tyrone Wheatley. from Morgan State in 2019.
The Blue Devils lead the all-time series 1-0 after a 56-27 win at the 2018 Walk-On Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana. Daniel Jones he threw for 423 yards and five touchdowns in the game, while wide receiver T. J. Rahming he caught 12 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns.
Friday’s ACCN broadcast will feature Wes Durham, Roddy Jones and Taylor Davis on the call. The game can also be heard on LEARFIELD’s Blue Devil Sports Network via the Varsity app or goduke.com.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Duke (0-0, 0-0 ACC) vs. Temple (0-0, 0-0 AAC)
Friday, September 2, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
Durham, North Carolina • Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium
TV • ACCN
RADIO • LEARFIELD Blue Devils Sports Network
GAME NOTES • Duke’s Notes • Temple Notes
LIVE STATISTICS • GoDuke.com
TWITTER • @DukeFOOTBALL
Duke returns with 13 starters (six on offense, five on defense and two on special teams) from a year ago, including wide receiver Pull Calhoun and linebacker Shaka Heyward. Calhoun finished second on the team in receptions (56) and receiving yards (718) and enters 2022 on a streak of 19 games with more than two receptions. Heyward, a 2021 All-ACC Third Team selection, led the team and ranked fifth in the ACC with 98 tackles last season. Heading into 2022, he has posted four-plus tackles in 28 straight contests and is one of two returning starters with 2,400-plus career snaps of his own (jacob monk; 2,411).
Six Blue Devils have been named to watch lists heading into the 2022 season. Heyward highlights the group after being named to the Lott IMPACT Trophy, Bednarik Award and Reese’s Senior Bowl watch lists.
The Blue Devils have an all-time record of 63-43-3 in season-opening games. Duke is 7-3 in his last 10 starts but has lost the last three.
Chosen by their peers, three returning lawyers will serve as team captains for the 2022 campaign: DT Wayne Carterpound Shaka Heyward and OL jacob monk.Carter is a two-time team captain, becoming the first to achieve that honor since Daniel Jones in 2017 and 2018.
AN ANNIVERSARY TO BE UP TO
This season marks the 70th anniversary of the 1952 Duke team that won the Southern Conference Championship after going 8-2 overall and going 5-0 in conference play. the Bill Murray The coached Blue Devils finished 16th and 18th in the final national rankings from the Associated Press and United Press International, respectively. Duke began the season 6-0, earning wins over No. 11 Tennessee and No. 9 Virginia. Nine Blue Devils received All-ACC honors, including ed meadows, who was Duke’s only All-American that season. Murray earned Conference South Coach of the Year honors while team captain louis tepe he was awarded the Southern Conference Jacobs Blocking Trophy.
THE ELKO ERA BEGINS
The 1942-43 academic year was the last time Duke had a new football coach and a new basketball coach at the same time. mike elk was named the 22nd head football coach on December 10, 2021, while jon scheyer was named the 20th head coach of the basketball program on June 4, 2021, but did not take the reins until Mike KrzyzewskiRetired after the 2021-22 season.
Over the past 10 years, Duke is 28-8 (.778) regular season and 31-11 (.738) overall against non-conference opponents. In their last 25 non-conference games, Duke is 18-7.
OFFENSIVE LINE STABILITY
One of Duke’s oldest groups is their offensive line. Of the 16-man unit, eight have played in 24 career games. The unit leader is the team captain. jacob monkwho enters 2022 as one of two returning starters with over 2,400 career snaps (Shaka Heyward: 2,527). Monk has seen action at guard and tackle during his tenure at Blue Devil and will assume the role of Duke’s starting center in 2022.
Duke charted sophomore year riley leonard his starting quarterback, marking the fifth straight season with a different quarterback for the Blue Devils. A native of Fairhope, Alabama, Leonard saw action in seven games during his rookie season, making one start against Virginia Tech. In 164 career snaps, he completed 37-of-62 (.597) passing attempts for 381 yards with a touchdown and an interception while rushing 47 times for 173 yards (3.68) and two touchdowns.
The receiving unit returns 49 percent of its catches from a year ago, including 56 catches from the senior wide receiver. Pull Calhoun. Of the nine players who came back and caught a pass in 2021, six recorded at least 100+ receiving yards. Return of tight ends Nicky Dalmolin Y cole finneybesides running backwards Jordanian watersare also taken into account in that number.
senior wide receiver Eli Pancol he joins Calhoun as the only other returner with 200+ receiving yards in 2021 (17; 233).
Sophomore quarterback Jordan Moore He has shown his ability to be a versatile athlete. During fall training, Moore did reps with the quarterbacks, but was also on the receiving end of pitches at wide receiver. also, Moore finished second on the team in rushing yards a year ago.
In 10 career games, Moore completed 9 of 19 (.474) passing attempts for 95 yards with a touchdown and added 44 rushes for 221 yards (5.02) and three touchdowns. He set career highs last season of six completions, 12 pass attempts, 63 passing yards, 17 rushing attempts and 113 rushing yards against Virginia Tech. In addition, he had a 36-yard completion late in his career. cole finney against Northwestern and had a 40-yard rush against the Hokies.
WELCOME TO DUKE
During the offseason, Duke added seven transfers on the offensive side of the ball: linemen jack burns (Cornell), andré harris (State of Arkansas), and Lytle Opportunity (Colorado), quarterback Ty Lenhart (Columbia), runner Shawn Allen (Lehigh) and wide receivers Eric Gallman II (Cornell) and Harrison Wellman (John Hopkins).
defensive tackle Wayne Carter and linebacker Shaka Heyward they both bring a wealth of knowledge with them and over 25 racing games played and 1,200 racing snapshots. Carter leads a youthful defensive line, while Heyward anchors a strong linebacking unit for the third straight season.
Redshirt Senior Linebacker Shaka Heyward has been named a 2022 preseason All-ACC selection by Phil Steele (second team) and Athlon Sports (third team). He has also been placed on Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List and has been named a candidate for the Lott IMPACT Trophy and the Chuck Bednarik Award. In 39 career games (29 starts), Heyward has compiled 246 tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, two interceptions, three fumble recoveries, one pass breakup and 11 quarterback pressures.
In 2,527 career snaps, he has eight double-digit tackle games, including a career-high 16 stops against North Carolina A&T in 2021, and has 27 games with five-plus tackles. Heading into 2022, he has posted more than four tackles in 28 straight contests.
THROWING DOWN THE QUARTERBACK
Duke returns with four of his top five sack leaders from a year ago. Red Shirt Juniors rj oben Y Wayne Carter he compiled 5.0 and 4.5 sacks, respectively, last season to lead the team. major red shirt Shaka Heyward intervened with 3.0, while junior Aeneas Peebles counted 2.0.
EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE TO THE DEFENSE
Duke added four veteran defensive players to its roster during the offseason. Along with the additions of Darius Carpenter Y young datrone to Duke’s defensive secondary, has also welcomed linebacker Cam Dillon (Colombia) and defensive end Anthony Nelson (Harvard) to the team for the 2022 season. Dillon was a three-year letterman at Columbia and a 2021 All-Ivy League second-team selection. Nelson, who also spent time in the Ivy League at Harvard, compiled 56 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks, one pass breakup, six quarterback pressures and one blocked field goal in 24 career games.
SOLVE IT AGAIN
graduate student Evan Deckers, who joined the Blue Devils during the spring after an impressive run at Massachusetts, was named to Pro Football Network’s 2022 preseason All-America team earlier this fall. He is the honoree on the 2022 Patrick Mannelly Award watchlist, lettered four years at Massachusetts, playing in 40 career games. Deckers earned All-Independent Second Team honors from Phil Steele just one season ago. The Avon, Conn., native helped Minutemen kickers convert 27-of-36 from the field and 102-of-106 PATs during his tenure. He also helped the punting unit on 226 punts for 9,290 yards (41.11), including 57 punts inside 20.