DURHAM - North Carolina coach Butch Davis earlier this week compared Duke's passing offense to the NFL's Indianapolis Colts.
That drew laughter from Duke head coach David Cutcliffe, who coached the Colt's quarterback Peyton Manning at Tennessee: "Well, let's see," he said. "I don't see Reggie Wayne out there nor Peyton."
Still, the Devils own the ACC's top passing offense, led by senior quarterback Thaddeus Lewis. They are averaging 325.1 passing yards per game.
Davis, the former NFL coach, has a squad with the league's top defense, holding teams to 16.5 points per game. The Heels will possibly have their hands full against a Devils' team that spreads the field with three to five receivers and throws all over.
But will the Devils look like the Colts?
"We do obviously some similar things," Cutcliffe said. "A lot of the things that they do are stuff Payton believes in and things we've done through the years. He's taken a lot of our pass concepts there with him. In actuality, [Davis has] seen it, a lot of it is the same routes."