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By the numbers: Duke vs. Georgia Tech


A by-the-numbers preview of Duke (3-4, 0-3 ACC) vs. Georgia Tech (4-3, 1-3) at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday.

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Consecutive wins by the Blue Devils over the Yellow Jackets. It's the first time Tech has lost two consecutive to Duke since 1987-89.

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Sacks per game by the Blue Devils this season.

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Kickoff returns for touchdowns by Duke since start of 2015 season. That's tied for the most in the FBS.

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Consecutive games that Duke has been forced to punt on its opening possession.

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Yards per play on average by the Blue Devils this season.

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Yards per play allowed on average by the Blue Devils this season. It's also the average allowed by Tech's defense this season.

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5.9

Yards per play on average for the Yellow Jackets this season.

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Plays of at least 50 yards for Duke this season.

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Turnovers forced by Tech's defense this season, including three in the past six games.

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Touchdowns for Tech freshman B-back Dedrick Mills this season.

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wins in their last 19 road games for the Blue Devils. That matches the highest total in the ACC during that stretch.

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Blocked kicks by Tech since the start of the 2013 season. It's the fourth most in that span.

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21.9

Average points per game allowed by the Blue Devils this season. It's also the average allowed by the Yellow Jackets.

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Points per game averaged by the Blue Devils this season.

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26.7

Points per game averaged by the Yellow Jackets this season.

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Wins in 42 games by Georgia Tech over Duke in Atlanta.

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Percent conversion rate on third downs allowed by the Blue Devils this season.

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Plays of at least 20 yards for Tech's offense this season. The defense has allowed 27.

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Percent conversion rate on third downs by the Blue Devils this season.

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Passing yards needed by Tech quarterback Justin Thomas to become the 39th player in FBS history with 4,000 passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards in his career.

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Wins for the Yellow Jackets in homecoming games.

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71

Percent scoring rate inside the 20-yard line for Tech's opponents this season.

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74

Percent scoring rate for the Blue Devils' opponents inside the 20-yard line this season.

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78

Percent scoring rate inside the 20-yard line for the Blue Devils this season.

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87

Percent scoring rate inside the 20-yard line for the Yellow Jackets this season.

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165

Rushing yards allowed by the Blue Devils to Army, which runs a similar offense as Tech, earlier this season.


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