2016 Duke Blue Devils Football Team
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2016 Duke Blue Devils Football Team
2016 Duke Blue Devils football
Duke Athletics logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2016 record4-8 (1-7 ACC)
Head coachDavid Cutcliffe (9th season)
Offensive coordinatorZac Roper (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJim Knowles (7th season)
Base defense4-2-5
Home stadiumWallace Wade Stadium
(Capacity: 40,000)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 1 Clemson xy$#   7 1         14 1  
No. 21 Louisville x   7 1         9 4  
No. 8 Florida State   5 3         10 3  
NC State   3 5         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         7 6  
Boston College   2 6         7 6  
Syracuse   2 6         4 8  
Coastal Division
No. 16 Virginia Tech xy   6 2         10 4  
North Carolina   5 3         8 5  
No. 20 Miami   5 3         9 4  
Pittsburgh   5 3         8 5  
Georgia Tech   4 4         9 4  
Duke   1 7         4 8  
Virginia   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Clemson 42, Virginia Tech 35
  • # – College Football Playoff champion
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 Duke Blue Devils football team represented Duke University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by head coach David Cutcliffe, in his ninth year, and played its home games at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. Duke competed as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in the Coastal Division. They finished the season 4-8, 1-7 in ACC play to finish in a tie for sixth place in the Coastal Division.

Schedule

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central* Wallace Wade Stadium o Durham, NC ACCN+ W 49-6   35,049
September 10 3:30 p.m. Wake Forest Wallace Wade Stadium o Durham, NC ESPNU L 14-24   21,077
September 17 8:00 p.m. at Northwestern* Ryan Field o Evanston, IL BTN L 13-24   34,464
September 24 3:30 p.m. at Notre Dame* Notre Dame Stadium o South Bend, IN NBC W 38-35   80,795
October 1 12:30 p.m. Virginiadagger Wallace Wade Stadium o Durham, NC ACCN L 20-34   25,201
October 8 3:30 p.m. Army* Wallace Wade Stadium o Durham, NC ACCRSN W 13-6   20,613
October 14 7:00 p.m. at No. 7 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal Stadium o Louisville, KY ESPN L 14-24   55,121
October 29 12:00 p.m. at Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium o Atlanta, GA ACCRSN L 35-38   43,886
November 5 3:30 p.m. No. 23 Virginia Tech Wallace Wade Stadium o Durham, NC ESPNU L 21-24   38,217
November 10 7:30 p.m. No. 15 North Carolina Wallace Wade Stadium o Durham, NC (Battle for the Victory Bell) ESPN W 28-27   39,212
November 19 3:00 p.m. at Pittsburgh Heinz Field o Pittsburgh, PA ACCRSN L 14-56   35,425
November 26 3:30 p.m. at Miami (FL) Hard Rock Stadium o Miami Gardens, FL ESPN2 L 21-40   57,396
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule Source:[1]

Personnel

Coaching staff

Name Position Seasons at
Duke
Alma Mater
David Cutcliffe Head Coach 9th Alabama (1976)
Zac Roper Offensive Coordinator/The Baxter Family Associate Head Coach 9th Ole Miss (2001)
Derek Jones Assistant Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Backs 9th Ole Miss (1996)
Jim Knowles Defensive Coordinator/ Inside Linebackers 6th Cornell (1987)
Ben Albert Associate Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line 1st Massachusetts (1995)
Jim Bridge Special Teams Coordinator 1st Wittenberg (1992)
Jim Collins Defensive Ends 8th Elon (1974)
Marcus Johnson Offensive Line Coach 5th Ole Miss (2004)
Matt Guerrieri Safeties 5th Davidson (2011)
Re'quan Boyette Running Backs 4th Duke (2009)
Jeffrey Faris Wide Receivers 1st Duke (2012)
Josh Grizzard Offensive Graduate Assistant 4th Yale (2012)
Eli Keimach Offensive Graduate Assistant 3rd Massachusetts (2014)
Clayton McGrath Defensive Tackles/Graduate Assistant 4th Brown University (2011)
Sam McGrath Defensive Graduate Assistant 2nd Brown University (2012)
Patrick O'Connor Defensive Quality Control 4th Dickinson College (2010)
Reference:[2]

Game summaries

North Carolina Central

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 3 3 6
Blue Devils 21 28 0 0 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
4-0 2015 DUKE, 55-0

Wake Forest

1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 0 7 14 3 24
Blue Devils 7 0 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
57-37-2 2015 DUKE, 27-21

at Northwestern

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 0 7 0 6 13
Wildcats 7 0 10 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
8-9 2015 NW, 19-10

at Notre Dame

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 14 14 0 10 38
Fighting Irish 14 7 7 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
8-9 2007 ND, 28-7

Virginia

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 6 14 7 7 34
Blue Devils 7 3 3 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
33-34 2015 UVA, 42-34

Army

1 2 3 4 Total
Black Knights 0 6 0 0 6
Blue Devils 7 6 0 0 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
12-10-1 2015 DUKE, 44-3

at Louisville

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 7 0 0 7 14
#7 Cardinals 7 3 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
0-1 2002 UL, 40-3

at Georgia Tech

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 0 7 21 7 35
Yellow Jackets 14 14 3 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
32-50-1 2015 DUKE, 34-20

Virginia Tech

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Hokies 7 14 0 3 24
Blue Devils 7 0 7 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
9-14 2015 DUKE, 45-43

North Carolina

1 2 3 4 Total
#15 Tar Heels 14 7 6 0 27
Blue Devils 0 21 7 0 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
37-59-4 2015 UNC, 66-31

at Pittsburgh

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 7 7 0 0 14
Panthers 14 14 14 14 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
9-11 2015 PITT, 31-13

at Miami (FL)

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 7 7 0 7 21
Hurricanes 10 6 17 7 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
2-11 2015 MIAMI, 30-27

References

  1. ^ "2016 Duke Blue Devils Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Football - 2016 Coaches". Duke University Department of Athletics. Retrieved 2016.

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