2012 Duke Football Schedule (2011 Record; Bowl game)
1 FIU (8-5; Beef O Bradys Bowl)
8 at Stanford (11-2; Tostitos Fiesta Bowl)
15 N.C. CENTRAL (2-9)
22 MEMPHIS (2-10)
29 at Wake Forest (6-7; Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl)
6 VIRGINIA (8-5; Chick-fil-A Bow)
13 at Virginia Tech (11-3; Allstate Sugar Bowl)
20 NORTH CAROLINA (7-6; AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl)
27 at Florida State (9-4; Champs Sports Bowl)
3 CLEMSON (10-4; Discover Orange Bowl)
17 at Georgia Tech (8-5; Hyundai Sun Bowl)
24 MIAMI (6-6)
Note that unc is happily in October, not during the Thanksgiving day weekend. In fact, I think that date may be Duke's homecoming weekend.
The last 3 games are brutal but the 3 out of conference games are not that tought at all
Does NC Central count towards Bowl eligibility?
OMG. Why in the world do we play carolina in October? On that weekend? I'm going to miss the game. I'm not a happy camper, but I'll be out of town that weekend. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
Ozzie, your paradigm of optimism!
Go To Hell carolina, Go To Hell!
9F 9F 9F
Memphis will be the homecoming game.
I'm looking forward to football season and continued improvement in the team. It is time to start thinking about enjoyable Saturday afternoons/evenings.
United States Navy (Retired)
Playing @ FSU, @ VT, Clemson home, and Miami home is about as brutal as it gets in the ACC.
"There can BE only one."
Playing @ FSU, @ VT, Clemson home, and Miami home is about as brutal as it gets in the ACC.[/QUOTE]
My thoughts exactly. Hard to see how to get to six with this schedule. Toughest in-conference schedule of anyone in the conference.
Well we can't be on our own schedule...how is it that this always happens to us?
The shoe's on the other foot in the basketball world. I'm sure other teams' basketball fans complain when they have to play road games at both Duke *and* unc, for example. We never have this problem in basketball.
Between me and every ideal I always find Scheisskopfs, Peckems, Korns and Cathcarts. And that sort of changes the ideal. -- Joseph Heller
As for the rest of the schedule, Duke has a brutal ending. If they don't get to 6 by the time UNC leaves Wally Wade, there might not be much of a chance to get there.
It is a word that has been used several times but Brutal. 10 out of your 12 games are against teams that were bowl eligible, though Duke did beat FIU and Miami opted to self impose a bowl ban and not go.
Still every ACC game is against a bowl eligible team from the previous year. Maybe it has happened before but I can't imagine it has happened many times. Yikes. Just got to keep getting better and play them one game at a time.