No. 14 Miami (2-0, 0-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) at Duke (4-0, 1-0), Friday 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Miami by 6½.
Series record: Miami leads 12-2.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
The Hurricanes and Blue Devils are both trying to stay unbeaten, though Miami has faced an altered schedule due to Hurricane Irma that has limited it to two games. Duke is trying to reach 5-0 for the first time since 1994, while Miami is trying to win its league opener as the preseason Coastal Division favorite.
Miami RB Mark Walton vs. Duke’s rushing defense. It’s best-vs.-best in this one. Walton leads the ACC by averaging 176 yards rushing per game, which is third in the Bowl Subdivision ranks. Duke has the nation’s No. 2-ranked rushing defense, allowing a league-best 65.2 yards per game and just 2.3 yards per carry.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Miami: DB Dee Delaney. The graduate transfer who had huge success at The Citadel was supposed to be a big help for the Hurricanes at cornerback, but Bethune-Cookman and Toledo both targeted him with regularity — and successfully. Expect Duke to try and do the same.
Duke: RB Shaun Wilson. Wilson has run for a touchdown in every game, had a huge game against Baylor (176 yards) and ranks fifth in the ACC in rushing (87.2 yards per game).
FACTS & FIGURES
This is Miami’s first game at Duke since a wild win two years ago that ended with the Hurricanes scoring a final-play, eight-lateral kickoff return, a score the league later said shouldn’t have counted. … Duke is 4-0 for only the seventh time since 1960, though it’s happened twice in four seasons. … This is the eighth time in the last nine seasons that Miami will open its ACC schedule on the road, and the 10th time in 15 seasons that’s happened since the Hurricanes joined the conference. … Hurricanes QB Malik Rosier is looking to become the second Miami starter to win twice at Duke; Jacory Harris won at Wallace Wade in 2008 and 2010. … Miami is looking for its eighth straight victory going back to last season. .. Duke is averaging 87.5 plays per game compared to 57.3 for opponents.
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