DURHAM — The ACC rarely has given Duke well-timed bye weeks in this decade. That’s what happens when you don’t compete in the ACC. But Cutcliffe is OK with a bye after three weeks and a 2-1 record.
Duke’s next game is another home tilt against Virginia on Set. 27. The Devils second bye week comes a week later after a road game at Georgia Tech on Oct. 4.
As good as Duke looks now, the final seven-week stretch, with road games at Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Clemson and Virginia Tech, will show how far the Devils still have to go to execute a power move on the ACC.